Visit the Commission for the Blind website
The mission of the New York State Commission for the Blind is to enhance employability, to maximize independence and to assist in the development of the capacities and strengths of people who are legally blind.
Visit the OTDA website
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.
Fact Sheet: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (PDF)
Fact Sheet: Temporary Assistance Employment Services (PDF)
Fact Sheet: Temporary Assistance (PDF)
Visit the Office for the Aging website
The mission of the NYS Office for the Aging is to help older New Yorkers be as independent as possible for as long as possible through advocacy, development and delivery of person-centered, consumer-oriented, and cost-effective policies, programs and services which support and empower older adults and their families, in partnership with the network of public and private organizations which serve them.
Visit the NYS Education Department website
The New York State Education Department is part of the University of the State of New York (USNY), one of the most complete, interconnected systems of educational services in the United States. Its mission is to raise the knowledge, skill, and opportunity of all the people in New York. Its vision is to provide leadership for a system that yields the best educated people in the world.
ACCES-VR Vocational Rehabilitation
Visit the ACCES-VR website
ACCES-VR assists individuals with disabilities to achieve and maintain employment and to support independent living through training, education, rehabilitation, and career development.
Adult Education Programs and Policy (AEPP) through the NYS Education Department
Visit the AEPP website
The mission of AEPP within the New York State Education Department is to promote, develop, and support adult education programs with the goal of providing adult students with successful pathways and transitions to post secondary education, apprenticeship training, and the workforce.
The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V)
The purpose of this Act is to develop more fully the academic knowledge and technical and employability skills of secondary education students and postsecondary education students who elect to enroll in career and technical education programs and programs of study.
The New York State Department of Labor offers a number of programs to support the populations served by WIOA. Please see the videos below for more information.
Department of Family Assistance - Visit the Department of Family Assistance website
NYS Division of Veterans' Services - Visit the Division of Veterans' Services website
Empire State Development - Visit the Empire State Development website
Higher Education Services Corporation - Visit the Higher Education Services Corporation website
NYS Department of Health - Visit the NYS Department of Health website
NYATEP - New York's Workforce Association - Visit the NYATEP website
Department of State - Visit the Department of State website
Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) - Visit the OASAS website
Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) - Visit the OPWDD website
Office of Mental Health - Visit the Office of Mental Health website
State University of New York (SUNY) - Visit the SUNY website
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