Promote your event, make an announcement, or post a service on the LIFEPlan Bulletin Board. Submissions are reviewed, and once approved, go live on the Bulletin Board for 30 days or until the day after an event. Announcements can be renewed.

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Mobile Crisis

Liberty Resources

Liberty Resources offers a full range of services and supports, including disability services, medical care, behavioral health care, and social services. Liberty Crisis Stabilization Services are available to Madison County folks experiencing mental health crisis. Mobile Crisis is back in business and out in the field supporting our first responders, community providers and individuals we serve. Please remember to encourage individuals to utilize Liberty Resources Peer Warm Line for individual requiring a low level of support, Adult Crisis Respite beds and Pathways to Wellness for folks requiring low to moderate level of support and Mobile Crisis for folks experiencing a moderate to high level of support.

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Rapid Transition Housing

New York Association for Independent Living

The Rapid Transition Housing Program (RTHP) provides a rental subsidy and supportive housing services for high-need Medicaid beneficiaries. RTHP, previously known as Nursing Home to Independent Living (NHIL), is a Medicaid Redesign Team initiative funded by the Department of Health and administered by the New York Association on Independent Living. The program will be available in four areas of the state: Long Island, Syracuse, New York City and Rochester.

Visit https://ilny.us/programs/rapid-transition-housing for more info.

Coping Circles

COVID-19 Coping Circles

NYS Office of Mental Health

New Yorkers are coping with a lot. Coping Circles are free six-week support and resilience groups, held by video or phone, facilitated by licensed mental health professionals.

Visit https://rc-1.nyspi.org/surveys/?s=44YWTJMF3T for more info.

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Summer's Celebration

David's Refuge

On August 1st, we are hosting a SAFE and INCLUSIVE walkthrough parade and celebration for the amazing families we serve! Our dream is to have YOU there to help us cheer on families, while wearing fun costumes, enjoying silly entertainment and indulging a treat! The Details: August 1, 2020 11am - 1pm Onondaga Parkway - Willow Bay Shelter Each Agency will provide some sort of "Entertainment" - Balloons, A song, a silly dance, possibilities are endless!! Let's just make it FUN! Click the link included to register.

Visit https://www.tfaforms.com/4832251 for more info.

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New York’s Parks Offering Enjoyment and Safe Outdoor Locations

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Walking, jogging, hiking, riding a bicycle, or visiting a park or state lands are all healthy ways to stay active, spend time with immediate household family members, as well as reduce stress and anxiety while practicing physical distancing. New York's 180 state parks offer countless opportunities to explore our natural environment, escape from the grind of the everyday and experience new adventures. Most beaches, boat launches, hiking trails, and golf courses are currently in full or partial operation! By following the current Guidelines and other interim recommendations, New Yorkers can safely enjoy the activities our local parks have to offer. If you plan on visiting, visit parks close to home, avoid crowded areas, and wear face coverings where you cannot maintain safe social distance. Before heading out, check the website for the specifics of your particular park’s guidelines.

Visit https://parks.ny.gov/covid19/ for more info.

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NY Connects

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Through NY Connects individuals, advocates, family members, and staff can gain information about resources available across NY State. You can use the online directory or call for information (without giving the individual's personal information). There are also brochures at the office to share with individuals and family members. Although the local office for the aging, in each county, is often the primary contact answering the local lines the NY CONNECTS services are for people of all ages. Part of the committee work involves out reach at various locations including resource fairs, colleges, schools, etc. to increase awareness of this resource.

Visit https://www.nyconnects.ny.gov/aboutus for more info.

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Parenting Wisely Online Program

Cortland Prevention Resources

Parenting Wisely, now online and free to families in Cortland and Broome County! Parents will be able to learn ways to increase positive communication and decrease conflict through a series of videos and practice scenarios. Attached is the flyer that can be distributed to staff and other service providers who work with families that could benefit from this program.

Visit https://www.cortlandprevention.org/programs/family_programs/parenting-wisely-online-registration.html for more info.

Parent University 8th Webinar Class: Choosing & Supporting Future Successor Trustees for Your Child's Special Needs Trust
07/23/2020
Protected Tomorrows

Powered by Protected Tomorrows and presented by Mary Anne Ehlert, President and Founder of , we are proud to offer you our eighth a series of educational webinar classes: "Choosing & Supporting Future Successor Trustees for Your Child's Special Needs Trust" July 23rd, 2020 7:00pm - 8:00pm CT 8:00 - 9:00 ET You spend much time and effort creating the Future Life Care Plan for your family member with special needs. A very important component of that plan is the Special Needs Trust. The careful selection of those who will make sure your goals for the Special Needs Trust implementation is key to the smooth transition and the future happiness and safety of your family member. Making sure your Successor Trustees are qualified, caring, and able to fulfill their responsibilities will provide you peace of mind for the future. In this presentation we will dive deep into: Best qualities for a Trustee/Trustees Trustee duties/job Getting the right documents in order Making your wishes known How to identify potential trustees Recognize the responsibility - does the trustee have what it takes? Benefits of naming a professional or corporate trustee Avoid feeling the "burden" guilt How to Build YOUR Special Needs Trust Dream Team This is just the start of your enquiry as you begin your special needs estate plan. After this class you will have taken crucial steps on your journey to Peace of Mind for you and Happiness and Safety for your family member.

Visit https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIqduGpqz0jG9Xxp4L0rsNcrl51TqEur9eM for more info.

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Anxiety & Autism Workshop
09/24/2020
Arc Herkimer

Please join us on Thursday, September 24th from 10am to Noon at Arc Herkimer's Main Building (350 S. Washington Street in Herkimer) for a free workshop on Anxiety & Autism! We welcome individuals, families, caregivers, educators, students, and professionals to attend and learn from child psychologist and award-winning author Christopher Lynch, Ph.D. Some topics the workshop will cover include stress management, sensory sensitivities, actionable strategies, and relaxation skills. Dr. Lynch is a child psychologist who specializes in stress and anxiety management for children and teens who are on the Autism Spectrum. He is currently the Director of the Pediatric Behavioral Medicine Department at Goryeb Children's Hospital where he developed the Aspirations Life Management program. Dr. Lynch has over 20 years of experience in working with children and he has written two books on the topic of anxiety management and Autism. He will talk about the importance of supporting Autism with love and understanding, while teaching helpful tools. Light refreshments will be provided. **This workshop was previously scheduled for April 23rd, but due to the Coronavirus, was re-scheduled to 9/24**

Visit http://www.archerkimer.org/ for more info.