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6livingwithanindividualwithmentalillnessthroughpeersupportcompanionshipandshort-termhousing.PersonalizedRecoveryOrientedServicesPROSFederationsPROSprogramslocatedatourcommunityresourcecentersinPatchogueandBabylonprovideamenuofclinicalandrehabilitationservicescustomizedtoassistindividualsrecoveringfrommentalillness.Servicesincludepsychiatricandclinicaltreatmentaddictionservicesandrelapsepreventionwellnessmanagementassistancewithemploymentfinancesschoolandhousing.Familyeducationandsupportarealsoavailable.Individualscanrestoreskillsthatareneededtohelpthemsuccessfullyliveintheenvironmentoftheirchoice.Allservicesaredesignedtofittheinterestsgoalsandpreferencesofeachperson.FinancialManagementProgramFederationprovidesfinancialmanagementrepresentativepayeeservicestoindividualsrecoveringfrommentalillnesswhoareunabletomanagetheirownincome.FinancialManagersassistpeopletolivewithintheirmeansmaximizetheirresourcesstabilizetheirlivesandregaincontrolovertheirfinances.Weassistwithpayingbillsbudgetingmoneyandsavingforfutureexpenseswhileprovidingone-on-onesupportandcounseling.TrustServicesareavailableforindividualswhofindthemselvesoverresourcedforpublicbenefits.TransportationServicesFederationsfleetofvehiclesisusedtoprovidetransportationservicesforpeopleinvolvedinourLongIslandandNewYorkCityprograms.Wealsoworkincooperationwithaprivatetransportationcompanytosupplytransportationforanumberofothernot-for-profitagenciesthroughoutSuffolkCounty.Thiscooperativeeffortprovidesapproximately1300peoplewithtransportationtoothercommunitybasedprograms.SeniorSupportServicesFosterGrandparentProgramFederationsFosterGrandparentProgramoffersolderadultsaged55residinginSuffolkCountytheopportunitytovolunteertheirtimeinaclassroomsettingtoassistchildrenonaone-to-onebasiswiththeiracademicandorsocial-emotionalneeds.FosterGrandparentsareplacedinelementaryschoolsheadstartfacilitiesanddaycarecentersthroughoutSuffolkCountyandserveaminimumof15hoursperweek.Theyprovidechildrenwithnecessarysupporttofostertheirsuccessintheclassroomandadvancetothenextgradelevel.Volunteersreceiveatax-freestipendmileagereimbursementpaidtimeofftrainingrecognitionandtheopportunitytosharetheirwisdomandexperiencewhileengaginginameaningfulactivity.RespiteCareTheSuffolkCountyRespiteCareProgramprovidescosteffectivein-homeservicestocaregiversofindividuals60yearsofageorolderwhomaybefraildisabledorinneedofassistanceandorsupervision.Theprogramprovidestimeoffforthecaregiversupportingtheirabilitytosustaintheirlovedoneinthehomeandpreventordelayinstitutionalplacement.Respiteserviceprovidesacompanionshiplevelofcareandsupport.SeniorCompanionProgramTheSeniorCompanionProgramenrollsolderadultsaged55toassistfrailhomeboundandorisolatedseniorsresidinginSuffolkCounty.SeniorCompanionsprovidesocializationassistancewithpreparingalightmeallighthousekeepingoccasionaltransportationfriendshipandsupporttohelptheirrecipientsremainlivingindependentlyintheirhomes.Theyalsoprovidetimeofftocaregiverssothattheycantendtotheirownneedscaregiverssothattheycantendtotheirownneeds.Companionsreceiveatax-freestipendmileagereimbursementpaidtimeofftrainingrecognitionandtheopportunitytomakevaluableuseoftheirtimebyassistingotherseniorsinneed.Thankstomyfnancialmanagermyrentispaideverymonthontime.Imnolongerhomeless.MycompanionPatriciagoesaboveandbeyondforme.Sheiscaringunderstandingandyoucantimaginehowhappyshehasmademe.Iam88livealoneandamvisuallyimpaired.Patismypairofeyes.Thankyouforsendinghertome.AnnaR.