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Abuse Prevention Resource Center Leaving OMH site

February 22, 2019

The Justice Center has compiled several resources to prevent abuse of individuals with special needs.

The Abuse Prevention Resource Center is geared towards provider agencies.


New York State Hosts Informational Sessions for Youth and Caregivers who Qualify for Medicaid’s Newest Health and Behavioral Health Services Leaving OMH site

February 21, 2019

New York State is hosting two web-based information sessions to discuss changes taking place within the Children’s Medicaid System. Children, youth, families and caregivers enrolled in Medicaid’s 1915c Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Waiver programs are invited to join an hour-long discussion on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. or Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.


Office of Mental Health Announces $12.5 Million in Funding to Expand Supportive Housing for Homeless Individuals with Mental Illness Leaving OMH site

January 25, 2019

The New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) has issued two new Requests for Proposals(RFP) that will provide up to $12.5 million in annual funding for the operation of 500 units of supportive housing for homeless individuals statewide.


OMH and OASAS Announces Award to Help New Yorkers Access Insurance Coverage for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Disorders Leaving OMH site

January 10, 2019

The Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) and the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) have approved awards for five community-based organizations to help educate the public on a new State resource to help individuals and providers access lifesaving substance use disorder and mental health treatment.


New York State Announces New Community-Based Mental Health Services for Medicaid Enrolled Children and Youth Leaving OMH site

January 2, 2019

ALBANY, NY – New York State today announced the first three of six new community-based mental health services for children, youth, and families. These services will help address the stigma of mental health treatment by providing more rapid access to mental health care where families are more comfortable, including in homes, schools, and other community locations.