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BOCES, Onondaga-Cortland-Madison, Cortland Alternative School

Address:
250 Port Watson Street
Cortland, NY  13045
Title:
Principal
Students in grades 7-8 experience a small group setting with an emphasis on integrated, thematic units and a project-based focus. English, social studies and science are intertwined in the design of the learning experiences. Math and Spanish classes occur in the afternoon. Students also participate in family group, focusing on team-building, problem-solving and cooperation.  Students in grades 9-12 are placed into small family groups that meet weekly to focus on team building, problem-solving, and building self-esteem. In addition, each student meets regularly with his or her family group leader to work on individual goals and monitor progress in the program. 
 

BOCES, Onondaga-Cortland-Madison, GED (General Education Diploma) program for 16-17 year olds

The High School Equivalency/GED Program is designed to serve students 16 and 17 years old through the McEvoy Campus in Cortland. GED student transfers from their high school for AM or PM sessions at McEvoy Campus for 12.5 hours of instruction per week. In addition to preparation for the GED test, time is devoted to career exploration, job readiness skills, counseling, social skills, coping skills, and problem solving skills.  Students are encouraged to participate in Career & Technical Education for the remaining half of the school day, although many prefer to work part or full time.
 

BOCES, Onondaga-Cortland-Madison, Turning Point with Day Treatment

Address:
1710 NYS Route 13
Cortland, NY  13045
This program is designed for K-12 students with significant mental health needs who require moderate to intensive behavioral supports. Students in this program are typically classified SED, OHI, or LD but classifications can vary. A mental health diagnosis is required for placement in this program. Daily Activities: Classroom instruction is academic in nature and based on New York State requirements. Students receive instruction in reading, writing and mathematics based on their individual functional levels. Students also receive instruction in grade-appropriate content areas such as social studies and science. Art, Music and Physical Education are provided at all grade levels. Elementary classes participate in Physical Education at SUNY Cortland as an additional experience. These students also receive a menu of services provided by the Franziska Racker Centers including: therapy, psychiatric services, crisis intervention, family support/therapy, and case management. An intake screening must be conducted prior to placement per OMH regulations.
 

BOCES, T-S-T, Possibilities Program

AKA (Also Known As):
Lighthouse Without Walls
Address:
555 Warren Road
Ithaca, NY  14850
Area Served:
tompkins
Fax:
(607) 257-2510
Title:
Program Director
The eight- to 10-week Possibilities Program serves K-12 students experiencing a crisis or other distress that hinders their success in school. A collaboration of TST BOCES, Franziska Racker Centers and local school districts, Possibilities receives referrals from the child's school with parental permission. Participation is voluntary for the child and family. When a school district identifies a student appropriate for the program, it requests the service through TST BOCES. Participating schools have a designated liaison to the program, usually a school counselor or social worker. Questions about Possibilities should be directed to mental health staff in the child's school. Sister programs are the Lighthouse Classroom on the TST BOCES campus and Expanding Possibilities, an initiative to promote collaboration of schools, families and community agencies to support children and adolescents with mental health issues interfering with school success.
 

BOCES, T-S-T, Special Education Training and Resource Center

AKA (Also Known As):
SESIS
Address:
555 Warren Road
Building J
Ithaca, NY  14850
Hours:
Monday - Thursday, 8 am-4:30 pm
Area Served:
tompkins
Fax:
(607) 257-5646
Title:
Interim Coordinator
The Special Education Training and Resource Center is the local contact point for resources, information, technical assistance and training related to the education and integration of students with disabilities. This center has:
  • educational resources
  • information on New York State laws relating to persons with disabilities
  • materials for professionals working with children with disabilities
 

BOCES, T-S-T, Turning Point

Address:
555 Warren Road
Smith School
Ithaca, NY  14850
Hours:
Monday-Friday, 8 am-4:30 pm
Area Served:
tompkins
Fax:
(607) 257-2958
Title:
Director
Turning Point serves students in grades K through 12 who are classified with emotional disabilities. Referrals to the program come to TST BOCES staff from the component CSE chairperson. Contact your CSE chairperson for more information. The program operates four elementary, four middle school and six high school classrooms in the Smith School on BOCES' Warren Road campus. These services are available to students:
  • academic programming
  • day treatment counselors
  • psychiatric consultation
  • crisis intervention services
 

BOCES, T-S-T, Youth Development Program

Address:
555 Warren Road
Ithaca, NY  14850
Hours:
Monday-Friday, 8 am-4:30 pm
Area Served:
tompkins
Fax:
(607) 257-2825
Title:
Director
The Youth Development Program provides prevention and intervention programs dealing with substance abuse and violence. Counseling for students and support for parents are available.
 

Boy Scouts of America, Baden-Powell Council, Inc.

Address:
2150 State Route 12
PO Box 66
Binghamton, NY  13903-0066
Hours:
Mon, Tue & Thurs Fri, 9 AM to 5 PM, Wed 9amto 7pm, Sat 8 to Noon (except summers)
Fax:
(607) 648-7895
Title:
Acting Scout Executive
Boy Scouts of America delivers programs through local councils and community organizations which emphasize character building, citizenship, as well as physical and mental fitness. Values are reinforced through action-oriented indoor and outdoor programs, high adventure activities and leadership development.
 

Boy Scouts of America, Baden-Powell Council, Inc., Boy Scouting

Address:
2150 State Route 12
Southview Station
Binghamton, NY  13903-0066
Hours:
Mon-Fri, 9:00AM to 5:00PM; Wed, 9:00AM to 7:00PM
Fax:
(607) 729-9163
Title:
Acting Scout Executive
Boy Scouting stresses self-reliance skills, teamwork and leadership training in outdoor adventure as well as summer resident camps. Boy Scouting works to developed Character, Citenship, Leadership, Physcial and Mental Fitness in young people.
 

Boy Scouts of America, Baden-Powell Council, Inc., Cub Scouting

Address:
2150 State Route 12
PO Box 66
Binghamton, NY  13903-0066
Hours:
Mon-Fri, 9:00AM to 5:00PM; Wed, 9:00AM to 7:00PM
Fax:
(607) 648-7895
Title:
Acting Scout Executive
Cub Scouting includes advancement, crafts, games, home-centered activities, day camps, and resident camps. Scouting works to develop character, citizenship, physical fitness and mental fitness in youth. Cub Scouting is a family program.
 

Bridges For Youth and Families

AKA (Also Known As):
Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth
Address:
120 West State Street
2nd Floor
Ithaca, NY  14850
Hours:
Monday-Friday, 9 am-5 pm and by appointment
Area Served:
tompkins
Title:
Program Coordinator
Bridges for Youth and Families, a NYS-certified Interim Family Program, provides emergency services to runaway, homeless and unaccompanied youth.
Focused on runaway prevention and reunification, Bridges staff works with young people who:
  • are thinking of leaving home or running away
  • have left home or run away
  • are homeless and want to reunite with their families

Youth living away from parents or legal guardian may also be eligible for services
Services for youth up to age 21 include:
  • family mediation
  • advocacy
  • community outreach and education
  • intensive case management
  • short-term solution-focused counseling
  • transportation
  • anger management and life skills groups
  • social and recreational activities

Bridges may also provide short-term emergency shelter for youth under 18.
 

Broome Developmental Disabilities Services Office, Clinical Services

AKA (Also Known As):
Region 2 State Operations Office, Tompkins
Address:
1257 Trumansburg Road
Ithaca, NY  14850
Hours:
Monday-Friday, 8 am-4:30 pm
Area Served:
tompkins
Fax:
(607) 277-6089
Title:
Treatment Team Leader
Article 16 Clinic Services are available in psychiatric evaluation and/or consultation.
 

Cancer Hope Network, Inc

AKA (Also Known As):
Cancer Hope Network
Address:
2 North Road
Suite A
Chester, NJ  07930
Hours:
Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-5:30 pm
Fax:
(908) 879-6518
Title:
Executive Director
Cancer Hope Network, a non-profit organization, provides free and confidential one-on-one support to adult cancer patients and their caregivers. Cancer patients and/or family members are paired with trained volunteers who have undergone and recovered from similar cancer experiences.
 

Cancer Resource Center of the Finger Lakes

AKA (Also Known As):
IBCA; Ithaca Breast Cancer Alliance
Address:
Cancer Resource Center
612 West State Street
Ithaca, NY  14850
Hours:
Monday-Friday, 9 am-5 pm, Tuesdays until 7 pm. Other times by appointment.
Area Served:
tompkins
Fax:
(607) 275-0632
Title:
Executive Director
The Cancer Resource Center's mission is to create a network of support, information and advocacy for all people diagnosed with cancer, and the people who care for them. Staff members and volunteers provide:
  • one to one support by answering questions, listening to concerns and helping clients understand their options
  • trained volunteers may accompany clients to doctor's appointments and treatment sessions
  • support groups
  • boutique with new and used wigs, hats, scarves and post-mastectomy supplies such as prostheses and bras
  • wellness activities such as yoga, retreats, etc.
Volunteers also assist with:
Running Errands
Hour of Cleaning
Garden & Yard Work
Occasional Rides
Provide a Meal
Pet Care
Bills & Paper Organization
Other Tasks The Center's resources include:
  • 700-volume lending library of books, tapes, and DVDs on cancer and other health and wellness related topics
  • a regularly updated, comprehensive list of both local and national links as well as resource information about cancer on its website
  • monthly electronic newsletter with updates, links to Internet resources and cancer news
  • Guide to Cancer Support Services in Tompkins County, available in hard copy and online, with resources that may be needed during and after treatment, including information on financial assistance, insurance and legal issues and paying for prescriptions
Medical transportation: Cancer patients going between Ithaca and NYC for medical appointments can sometimes get free rides on the Cornell campus-to-campus bus if seats are available. Arrangements MUST be made through the Cancer Resource Center (277-0960). Financial Counseling and Advocacy Program: trained volunteers help people with cancer and their families with:
  • organizing medical bills and insurance statements
  • identifying resources that might help with medical bills and/or living expenses
  • preparing appeals when insurance claims are denied
Call for an appointment.
 

Caring Community Hospice

AKA (Also Known As):
Caring Community Hospice of Cortland
Address:
11 Kennedy Parkway
Cortland, NY  13045
Hours:
Monday-Friday, 8 am-4 pm, except holidays
Area Served:
cortland
Fax:
607-758-7668
Title:
Hospice Director
Hospice cares for people with life-limiting illnesses and their loved ones in a manner that affirms the quality of life through an illness's last phases. The patient chooses where to receive that care, such as in their own home, family home, adult home, disability home, nursing home or hospital. Hospice professional staff and trained volunteers provide for physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs through regular visitation. Services include:
  • providing registered nurses
  • social work counseling
  • pastoral support
  • aide assistance
  • nutritional counseling
  • specialized therapy
  • volunteer visitation
  • bereavement support

Hospice provides the medication, medical supplies and medical equipment to manage illness and maximize comfort and functional level.
 

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