The input and ideas of the people we serve is essential in guiding agency decisions and ensuring the continuation of person-centered service delivery. In addition to participating in self-direction, we encourage those receiving services to become involved in self-advocacy. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (315) 469-9931 x214 for more information on self-advocacy and Board of Directors’ leadership opportunities. The Advocates team is committed to supporting you with self-advocacy to ensure that your voice is heard.
Advocates supports the 2023 views and positions of the Self-Advocacy Association of NYS (SANYS) expressed on their website:
New York Connects
Link to long term services and supports. Phone: 315-435-1400, Website: http://ongov.net/nyconnects/
211 provides human services information and referrals 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Phone: (315) 251-1400, Website: https://211cny.com/
Confidential, anonymous, free 24-hour/7-day a week telephone counseling, suicide prevention and crisis counseling hotline. Available 24/7 from Contact Community Services and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
Onondaga County phone: 315-251-0600
Cayuga County phone: 877-400-8740
Lifeline 24/7 Online Crisis Chat
Available 24/7 across the U.S. Lifeline Chat is a service of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, connecting individuals with counselors for emotional support and other services via web chat.
Lifeline 24/7 Mental Health Support Line
The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
All Advocates team members have access to over 300 elective courses in our online Relias training library!
Full-time Mentors are eligible for 40 paid work from home Professional Development hours per year and are encouraged to use this time to enhance skills and knowledge by enrolling in topics of interest.
Click here for instructions and a list of elective courses recommended for Advocates employees.
New York State Health Care Worker Incentive Programs
Advocates is committed to reducing the spread of COVID-19 in our community and prioritizing the health and safety of the people and families that we support and our employees.