Our Mental Health Program will be participating in the New York Association for Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services (NYAPRS) Legislative Day in Albany again this year. This important event will take place on Tuesday, February 26 in the Hart Auditorium at the Egg, Albany from 9:30 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. The agenda this year includes discussing state public policies for 2019-2020, which focuses on Housing Rate Adjustments for Mental Health Housing programs; Cost of Living Adjustment for Human Services Agencies; Crisis Intervention Team initiatives and more. The day will also include a Legislative Advocacy session and meeting with state legislators.

Attending this event helps our voice to be heard in Albany and is important to have statewide representation for this reason. This helps educate legislators about critical issues and ensures higher rates vital for our programs.

RISE Life Services provides a residential and supported living environment, on the East End of Long Island, dedicated to empowering people with intellectual disabilities and mental health challenges to RISE to their full potential. To learn more about RISE Life Services, residential housing, job opportunities and programs, please browse our website or call 631-727-6220 ext. 203 with any questions.