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Office of Mental Health

Life Skills, Independent Living, and Housing Resources

Casey Life Skills Leaving OMH site
Casey Life Skills (CLS) is a free tool that assesses the behaviors young people need to achieve their long-term goals. It aims to set youth on their way toward developing healthy, productive lives.

Independent Living CentersLeaving OMH site
All Independent Living Centers provide a set of core services geared toward promoting self-help, equal access, peer role modeling, personal growth, and empowerment. The scope of services is directed by individual and community needs.


New York's Housing Search SiteLeaving OMH site
Whether you're looking for housing or listing a property, is always free. Check back often and find your way home.

NYC Housing Support Services (HHS)Leaving OMH site
HSS helps families and young adults involved with foster care find suitable, stable, long term housing.

Help for the HomelessLeaving OMH site
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development provides information regarding resources and services for New Yorkers.


How to get your NYS Driver’s LicenseLeaving OMH site
Step-by-step instructions and all the DMV forms you need to get a New York Driver Permit and a Driver License.

How to obtain or replace a Social Security CardLeaving OMH site
You need a Social Security number to get a job, collect Social Security benefits and receive some other government services.

How to become a registered voter in New York State Leaving OMH site
Complete your application form to become a registered voter in New York State

MyBenefitsLeaving OMH site
You may be eligible for several New York State benefits including and not limited to: