Since January 2017 WILC has partnered with local Offices for Aging in the Lower Hudson Valley region to provide NY Connects, No Wrong Door services to those in need of resource information and assistance on long term support services that individuals may be seeking to ensure a safe, independent and fulfilling community living experience. WILC’s NY Connects team has assisted over 7346 individuals with long term supports and service needs.
Throughout the Covid19 Pandemic NY Connects continues to help. Face to face assistance has been put on hold for safety reasons, but we provide services by phone, email and Zoom meetings. Many individuals who were isolated prior to the pandemic have expressed a greater sense of disconnection and loneliness. For these individuals regularly scheduled “warm calls” connect them with a familiar staff member.
WILC’s NY Connects staff works with anyone who needs information, assistance or wants to explore options regarding long term services and supports – children or adults with disabilities, older adults, family members and caregivers, friends, or neighbors, veterans, and helping professionals.
NY Connects assists with resource information and linkage to community long term services and supports designed to help people remain healthy and independent in Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, Orange, Dutchess, Ulster and Sullivan Counties.