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Safe, affordable and stable housing is a cornerstone of promoting positive health and wellness for all individuals.  

For some individuals, it can be difficult to secure or maintain consistent housing as a result of a mental health condition or addiction. Other individuals need housing that provides tailored supports because of an intellectual or developmental disability. In all cases, the supports can include, but are not limited to, around-the-clock care, weekly check-ins, community outings, socializing and skill building, transportation to and from employment and assistance with medical appointments.

The Citizen Advocates community housing & living team works hand in glove with our clinical services to ensure individuals receive the residential supports necessary to live a full and meaningful life with dignity and respect.

OMH supported housing

A housing program licensed under New York State Office of Mental Health that provides temporary rental assistance and furnishings in conjunction with case management services to individuals who have a primary diagnosis of serious mental illness and experience substantial impairment in functioning.

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River Street Apartments

The Apartments are for qualifying adults based on income and criteria provided in the rental application. Qualifications are dependent on family size, tobacco use and other factors.

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Adirondack Youth Lodge

The Adirondack Youth Lodge is a 24-hour, 8-bed Community Residence serving youth who have serious and persistent symptoms caused by a designated mental illness diagnosis.

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MRT supportive housing

The program is designed to support individuals with high Medicaid usage as a result of serious health issues, and are homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless.

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OASAS permanent living & housing

A 7-bed program that serves adults who have a primary diagnosis of a substance use disorder, a history or are at-risk of homelessness, and meet specific hospitalization or high Medicaid utilization criteria.

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Physical health

Citizen Advocates connects individuals to a variety of programs and services that contribute to improved physical health. Our skilled care coordination team develops person-centered plans that focus on increased physical activity, improved diet and nutrition, or other activities that contribute to improved physical health.

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Need help navigating our community housing & living services?

At Citizen Advocates, we work as a team to provide the best individual, person-centered services to the people we serve. Care coordination assists clients with identifying and accessing the services that will assist them in addressing the problems they are experiencing, or that will help them to achieve a higher quality life or level of functioning.