New York Public Welfare Association (NYPWA)

The New York Public Welfare Association Inc. represents the fifty-eight local departments of social services including fifty-seven county offices, the administrative offices serving the combined boroughs of the City of New York, plus St. Regis Mohawk DHS

New York State Office of Temporary & Disability Assistance (OTDA)

The Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) is responsible for supervising programs that provide assistance and support to eligible families and individuals.

OTDA’s functions include: Providing temporary cash assistance; providing assistance in paying for food; providing heating assistance; overseeing New York State’s child support enforcement program; determining certain aspects of eligibility for Social Security Disability benefits; supervising homeless housing and services programs; and providing assistance to certain immigrant populations.

New York State Office of Children & Family Services (OCFS)

The Office of Children and Family Services serves New York’s public by promoting the safety, permanency and well-being of our children, families and communities. We will achieve results by setting and enforcing policies, building partnerships, and funding and providing quality services.

New York State Department of Health (DoH)

Medicaid is a program for New Yorkers who can’t afford to pay for medical care.

Community Action Partnership of Madison County (CAP)

Community Action Partnership for Madison County (CAP) is a community based not-for-profit that has been serving low income and vulnerable families in Madison County since 1986. They partner with their clients to provide information, assistance, and support so they can gain the knowledge and skills necessary to reach their full potential. They work closely with a large number of community partners such as local churches, schools, community foundations, other non-profit agencies as well as local, state and federal agencies to provide comprehensive services to low-income families. Their programs include:

  • Early Head Start
  • Healthy Families, NY
  • WIC
  • Mentoring
  • Supportive Services
  • Family Action
  • Kinship Care

Liberty Resources, Inc.

All people deserve the opportunity to make decisions regarding their lives and to achieve their highest potential.

At Liberty Resources, Inc., one of Central New York’s most diversified and trusted human service agencies, our mission is to assist individuals and families in need of achieving an improved quality of life by providing residential and non-residential services tailored to meet their particular needs.

We offer progressive services in the least restrictive, most community-based setting possible for each individual.

Office for the Aging

The purpose of the Office for the Aging has been, and continues to be:

  • To advocate on behalf of older person by monitoring, evaluating and commenting on all policies, programs and community actions which affect the elderly.
  • To represent older residents’ interests and concerns to public officials and others.
  • To coordinate planning with other agencies and organizations to help promote new and expanded benefits and opportunities.
  • Provide services to the county’s older population.

Stoneleigh Housing, Inc.

Stoneleigh provides the following services and programs to eligible clients:

  • Weatherization: Stoneleigh Housing Inc. administers the Federal Low-Income Weatherization Assistance Program in Madison County. Eligible homeowners are eligible to receive weatherization that may include: weatherstripping, caulking, cleaning and testing of heating systems, replace or repair broken windows, insulation of walls and ceilings, minor repairs to ensure maximum efficiency from the weatherization services provided.
  • Housing Counseling: Stoneleigh is a certified HUD counseling agency providing counseling in the following areas: Pre purchase, mortgage default, home improvements, rehab energy conservation, HECM and general counseling.
  • Home Improvement Program: Grants are available for property owners to make necessary home repairs and improvements. Eligibility for home improvement grants are based on several factors including location and income.
  • RESTORE Grants: Provide emergency housing repairs to elderly clients. Clients must meet established program income guidelines.
  • EnRiched Housing: Is a non-medical program of coordinated supportive services for the elderly which is licensed, regulated and inspected by the New York State Department of Health. The program is available to a limited number of residents of Stoneleigh Apartments in Canastota and Cazenovia Village Apartments in Cazenovia.
  • Apartments: Stoneleigh is part owner of two apartment complexes for senior citizens and the disabled.

Additional Links

U.S. Department of Agriculture

U.S. Social Security Office

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