National Alliance on Mental Illness
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Mental Health Association in Putnam County, Inc.
2. Drop-In Center
3. Self-Help Groups
4. Peer Specialist Program
5. Family Support Group Held at Putnam Hospital Center
Putnam/Northern Westchester Women’s Resource Center
935 South Lake Blvd. Suite 2
Mahopac, NY, 10541
Multi-purpose agency to provide shelter, individual counseling, legal and financial counseling, educational resources and referral agency for women. Services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
Payment Terms: Sliding Scale
SANE Program (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program) provides physical and psychological support to victims of rape and sexual assault.
Vocational Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities (VESID)
Manchester Mill Center, 2nd Floor, 301 Manchester Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
Vocational counseling; other support services related to employment for individuals with disabilities.
Payment Terms: Free
Eligibility: People with disabilities. Some services dependent on income.
Putnam County Department of Social Services
110 Old Route 6, Building #2
Carmel, NY 10512
845-808-1500, 1-800-342-3009 (State Info Line)
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 9.00AM—5.00 PM
Provides Family Assistance to children of families without sufficient means of support due to absence of a parent, unemployment of principal wage earner or parent’s incapacity.
Provides information and assistance on the Home Energy Assistance Program, Food Stamps, Medicaid, and Housing to eligible residents.
Receives reports of child abuse, investigates and protects children from abuse, and protects adults 18 years and older from abuse and neglect.
Provides a range of children’s services, including preventive services, foster care, adoptive services, and day care referrals.
Establishes child support, provides legal representation and related enforcement and collection services.
Payment Terms: N/A
Eligibility: Determined in accordance with State and Federal guidelines
Safety Net—a program for needy individuals and families who do not meet the program requirements for assistance under Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), or supplemental security income (SSI)
Social Security Administration
Vassar Main Building, 191 Main Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Administers Social Security and Supplemental Security payments.
Eligibility: Retired or disabled workers and certain members of their families and survivors of deceased workers and SSI
For workers who have worked a sufficient period of time for retirement and disability benefits may be paid and to certain members of their families. Survivor benefits may be paid to the widow(er) and children
Supplemental Security Income payments are made to aged, blind or disabled individuals who have limited income and resources.
Putnam Area Rapid Transit
Red & Tan Management
Search for Change
155 Main Street, Suite 206
Brewster, NY 10509
General vocational training and employment assistance for adults recovering from a mental illness.
Eligibility: 18 years +, emotionally disabled
Special Programs: Computer training is available at White Plains location.
Additional location at 3630 Hill Boulevard, Suite 404, Jefferson Valley
CAREERS for People with Disabilities, Inc.
45 Fair Street
Carmel, NY 10512
CAREERS helps people with disabilities find productive, sustained employment in their communities by providing individualized job placement, extensive one-on-one job training and long-term follow-along and support services.
Payment Terms: All services are free of charge to clients and employers
Eligibility: Must be Putnam or Westchester County resident, at least 16 years old, and diagnosed with learning, developmental, psychiatric and/or physical disability
High School Transition Program: helps students with disabilities make the transition from high school to successful employment.
Work directly with students, school staff, and families. Provide pre-employment training and assistance, job placement, on-the-job training and follow-along services to insure long-term success
Community Transition Program: same services as High School Transition Program, provided to clients at community mental health programs to enable them to make the transition to independent living and successful employment.
Corporate Outreach Program: established to open the door to new jobs in the area’s larger businesses and corporations.
Recovery International Putnam Chapter
Recovery International is often called the best secret in mental health. Founded by Dr. Abraham Low a Neuropsychiatrist at the University of Illinois at Chicago, this peer run cognitive behavioral self help group helps people manage feelings, impulses, fears and anger that impair the ability to lead a normal life.The Putnam Chapter meeting takes place every Monday morning from 10 AM till 12 PM
atPutnam Independent Living Services (PILS)1961 Route 6, 2nd floor (entrance on side of building-building is fully accessible)Carmel, New York 10512.
Recovery International does not charge a fee however a voluntary free will offering is taken up at each meeting with a suggested donation of $5. No one is turned away for inability to donate.
For more information contact group leader Joseph Guagliano at 845-855-3321. Information can also be obtained by calling Recovery's area phone number at 914-455-2222.
Putnam Independent Living Services