Counties We Serve
Schenectady County Information
314 Central Avenue
Albany, NY 12206*
Tel: (518) 462-1094
Fax: (518) 462-1097
* Division office located in Albany County
Care Coordination, Treatment & Crisis Services
Care Coordination is a service to assist individuals who reside in a community setting or are transitioning to a community setting to gain access to needed medical, social, educational, and other services and supports, such as housing, transportation and entitlement programs. Services are provided to children and youth ages 5-18 and adults ages 18 and up. On-call is available 24 hours a day - 7 days a week.
Schenectady Living Room - Crisis Services
The Living Room at State Street Mental Health Center
The Living Room is the newest addition to the State Street Health Center at 1023 State Street, and a first of its kind in the Capital Region. The Living Room is a walk in clinic, no referral is needed. It is a safe, comfortable, calming place within a healthcare setting, where guests facing mental health crises can seek help as an alternative to the Emergency Department. This new community resource, which opened Fall 2018, offer further patient access to care, and is a collaboration between Ellis Medicine and Rehabilitation Support Services (RSS).
The Living Room staff includes a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a Care Manager, and a Peer Specialist. Additionally, advising medical professionals from Ellis Medicine will be consulted as needed
The Living Room provides crisis diversion services to adults 18 and older. Guests will be assessed for safety throughout the visit. Supportive therapy will be provided; coping skills and stress reduction skills will be explored. Services for mental health, substance-abuse treatment, physical health providers, care management services, housing supports, and community resources are all available and provided according to the immediate needs of each individual who visits.
Supportive Housing Program
Non-licensed apartment living with rental assistance and case management housing support services provided to help individuals secure and maintain successful community living. Residents choose their own apartment, receive funding for furnishings and security deposits, and may choose to live alone or have the option of selecting an apartment-mate(s). Staff visit residents at least once a month or more often if necessary.
Supported Employment Program
Supported employment assists individuals to secure competitive employment in jobs best suited to their abilities and preferences. Ongoing staff and informal supports are available to help with job retention. Supported employment may include ACCESS –VR funded intensive services consisting of job development, placement, situational assessment, job coaching, and OMH-funded extended services.