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Assigned Counsel Program, Tompkins County

AKA (Also Known As):
Tompkins County Assigned Counsel Program
Address:
Center Ithaca
171 East State Street, Suite 223
Ithaca, NY  14850
Hours:
Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-4 pm
Area Served:
tompkins
Fax:
(607) 272-7489
Title:
Supervising Attorney
Receives and reviews all applications for free attorney services and determines eligibility. Attorneys are provided for charges including violations, misdemeanors, felonies, and appeals in criminal court, and most matters in family court.
 

Association for Vision Rehabilitation and Employment, Inc, Senior Vision Services

Address:
174 Court Street
Binghamton, NY  13901
Hours:
Monday-Friday, 9 am-5 pm; in-home meetings by appointment
Fax:
(607) 771-8045
Title:
President/CEO
This program provides vision rehabilitation services for older people whose deteriorating vision affects activities of daily life with the goal of helping the individual remain independent in his or her home environment.
Seniors who want to continue working or return to work can also be assisted.
The program also offers peer group meetings and seminars in conjunction with county Offices for the Aging and other senior service providers.
 

Association for Vision Rehabilitation and Employment, Inc., Children's Services

Address:
174 Court Street
Binghamton, NY  13901
Fax:
(607) 771-8045
A.V.R.E. staff work with infants, pre-schoolers and school-age children up to age 14. Teaching tools include:
  • SAL (Speech Assisted Learning) to teach pre-Braille skills
  • storybooks that feature large-print, Braille and tactile illustrations
  • special toys that use audio, motion and visual stimulation to teach pre-mobility skills
Increased School and Early Intervention contracts aim to reach even more children during their early years.
 

Association for Vision Rehabilitation and Employment, Inc., Employment and Career Services

Address:
174 Court Street
Binghamton, NY  13901
Hours:
Mon-Fri, 9:00AM to 5:00PM; in-home meetings by appointment
Fax:
(607) 771-8045
Title:
President/CEO
Employment and Career Services offers a variety of employment options for individuals who have a vision disability. The program recognizes the importance of desire, choice, qualifications, availability and options in employment and economic independence, and is designed to offer the widest range of training, employment and career development based on client skills and wishes. Placement services help individuals prepare and search for employment. Assistance is available in resume' writing, interviewing techniques and strategies, computer skills and assessments, job search networking, employer consultation, and social and communication skills. Employment at competitive pay and benefits in a modern manufacturing facility are available at the A.V.R.E. facility. Switchboard operations contracts offer employment with responsibility for processing calls, monitoring hospital alarm systems, and dispatching response teams. Employment and Career Services works with young people with a vision disability in obtaining summer work or jobs that are part of a school-to-work transition program. The key element is to obtain the broadest experience possible to prepare for an independent and successful working life.
 

Association for Vision Rehabilitation and Employment, Inc., Infant and Children Services

Address:
174 Court Street
Binghamton, NY  13901
Hours:
Monday-Friday, 9 am-5 pm; in-home meetings by appointment
Fax:
(607) 771-8045
Title:
President/CEO
The Infant and Children's Services Department works with infants, pre-schoolers and school-age children up to age 14 in 9 New York counties. Age appropriate programs offer the following services: Ages 0 through pre-school:
  • Staff work with infants and toddlers, and their parents to provide a wide variety of tactile and sensory learning experiences.
  • Children ages 0-2 are provided with vision stimulation.
  • Pre-schoolers are provided with Orientation and mobility (travel-training) instruction, and pre-Braille skills to prepare for schooling.
  • Forums and information sharing for parents are also provided.
  • Close coordination is maintained with Early Intervention and Pre-school agencies, and the New York state Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped.
School-age children:
  • Services for children, their parents, and teachers in all grades up to the age of 14 include O & M instruction at school and around the community, independent living skills training both at home and at school, teaching Braille and adaptive computer technology, and connecting to peers.
Recreation For Kids:
  • Recreational outings for children and teens that are legally blind are provided to increase the social skills, independence, confidence and self-esteem of children with a vision disability.
 

Attorney General, New York State, Health Care Bureau

Address:
State Capitol
Albany, NY  12224
Hours:
Regional Office: Monday - Friday, 8:30AM to 5PM
Fax:
(518) 474-0680
Title:
Attorney General
Health Care Bureau is part of the Division of Social Justice. Bureau dedicated to informing citizens of their health care rights and benefits they are entitled to. Health Care Bureau can help you: challenge health insurers that won't cover provided costs; navigate the complex Health Care system; target health care organizations that have fraudulent, misleading, or deceptive practices; provide outreach to educate New Yorkers about their health care rights. The bureau also is pushing for laws, regulations and policies that enhance the rights of health care consumers. Option3 Helpline: helps claim your benefits when an HMO denies you coverage; will assist with health care billing and payment problems; help obtain guaranteed benefits; investigate lost insurance coverage.
 

Attorney General, New York State, Internet Concerns

Address:
State Capitol
Albany, NY  12224
Hours:
Regional Office: Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM to 5PM
Fax:
(518) 474-0680
Title:
Attorney General
The Attorney General's Internet Bureau is one of the first of its kind in the nation. Its mission is to coordinate the statewide investigation and prosecution of law enforcement actions involving the Internet, primarily regarding fraudulent, deceptive, or otherwise illegal conduct occurring online. The Bureau fields complaints received directly from consumers who visit the Attorney General's website and responds to inquires by other bureaus and from other governmental and law enforcement agencies. The Bureau also reviews and prepares legislation where current laws appear inadequate to address the development of the Internet into the marketplace of the 21st century.
 

Attorney General, NYS, Internet Bureau

Address:
State Capitol
Albany, NY  12224
Hours:
Regional Office: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-5 pm
Fax:
(518) 474-0680
Title:
Attorney General
The Attorney General's Internet Bureau coordinates the statewide investigation and prosecution of law enforcement actions involving the Internet, primarily regarding fraudulent, deceptive or otherwise illegal conduct occurring online.
The Bureau:
  • fields complaints received from consumers who visit the Attorney General's website
  • responds to inquires by other bureaus and other governmental and law enforcement agencies
  • reviews and prepares legislation where current laws appear inadequate to address the development of the Internet
 

Attorney General, NYS, Internet Concerns

Address:
State Capitol
Albany, NY  12224
Hours:
Regional Office: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-5 pm
Fax:
(518) 474-0680
Title:
Attorney General
The Attorney General's Internet Bureau is one of the first of its kind in the nation. Its mission is to coordinate the statewide investigation and prosecution of law enforcement actions involving the Internet, primarily regarding fraudulent, deceptive, or otherwise illegal conduct occurring online. The Bureau fields complaints received directly from consumers who visit the Attorney General's website and responds to inquires by other bureaus and from other governmental and law enforcement agencies. The Bureau also reviews and prepares legislation where current laws appear inadequate to address the development of the Internet into the marketplace of the 21st century.
 

Bar Association, Tompkins County

Address:
P.O. Box 6629
Ithaca, NY  14851-6629
Hours:
Monday - Friday, 8 am to 4 pm
Area Served:
tompkins
Fax:
(607) 533-9218
The Tompkins County Bar Association was incorporated in 1912 by a group of lawyers interested in promoting the science of jurisprudence, administering justice and maintaining the integrity, honor, courtesy and dignity of the profession of law.
The Bar Association works to improve its members' legal education educate the community about its services. The Association serves the community by providing free legal advice and community schools facilitated by local attorneys.
There is no organized Pro Bono program or standardized system of sliding scale fees. Individuals must negotiate their own rates with attorneys as needed.
 

Beechtree Care Center

AKA (Also Known As):
Reconstruction Home
Address:
318 South Albany Street
Ithaca, NY  14850
Hours:
Services: 24 hours Every Day; office: Monday-Friday, 8 am-5 pm
Area Served:
tompkins
Fax:
(607) 277-7004
Title:
CEO/Administrator
Beechtree Care Center is a 120-bed nursing home serving individuals and families from a broad geographical area. The Center provides 24-hour skilled nursing care for individuals with complex medical needs and for those requiring rehabilitation services. Resident services include medical care, assistance with daily living, dietary services, resident and family services, and social and recreational services. The goal of the Beechtree Care Center is to meet the physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of its residents as well as to respond to the changing health care needs of the elderly in the community.
 

Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks

Address:
2750 North Lakeview Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614
Chicago, IL  60614
Fax:
(773) 755-4790
Elks invest in their communities through programs that help children grow up healthy and drug-free, by undertaking projects that address unmet need, and by honoring the service and sacrifice of our veterans. Programs
  • The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants. Any high school senior who is a citizen of the United States is eligible to apply. Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks. The application process and deadlines vary for each program. All applications must go through a local Elks Lodge before reaching the Elks National Foundation office. Contact your high school counselor for more information or your local Elks Lodge.
  • The Elks National Drug Awareness Program strives to teach all children and parents about the dangers of illegal drug use and prevent the abuse of legalized and prescription drugs.Through the 2,100 Lodges in communities across the country, Elks work to combat youth substance abuse. Elroy the Elk, the program's mascot, reminds young kids that hugs are better than drugs, while older kids see the affects of alcohol consumption by wearing fatal vision goggles.
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    Bernard Member

    Address:
    129 Park Place
    Ithaca, NY  14850
    Area Served:
    tompkins
    Title:
    MD, PLLC
    Experience with ages: Birth-5, 6-12,12-18 and 18-21 Near public transport: yes Areas: Family therapy, Positive behavior planning, Medication management, and Individual therapy Homevisits: yes Groups: no
     

    Bipolar Support Group, Ithaca

    AKA (Also Known As):
    Bipolar Explorers Club
    Address:
    c/o Lifelong
    119 West Court Street
    Ithaca, NY  14850
    Hours:
    2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Area Served:
    tompkins
    Title:
    Facilitator
    Biopolar Support Group is a support group for people with bipolar disorder and their friends and families. All are welcome at this informal, member-run group which meets at Lifelong, 119 West Court Street, Ithaca.
     

    Birthright of Ithaca, Inc.

    Address:
    605 West State Street, 2nd Floor
    Ithaca, NY  14850-4138
    Hours:
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 10 am-1 pm; Thursday: 1 pm-6 pm; telephone service 24 hours (on toll-free line)
    Area Served:
    tompkins
    Fax:
    (607)272-9070
    Title:
    Director
    Birthright befriends women in need by providing self-administered pregnancy tests, educational guidance, help with shelter, community resource information, maternity and baby clothes, medical and legal referrals, referrals for professional counseling and adoption information for pregnant women.
     

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