Promoting greater independence for people with disabilities since 1989
The Mission of the North Country Center for Independence is to help people with disabilities to live more independent and productive lives, and promote better policies and community understanding of disability issues. NCCI serves people with disabilities, families, and the community on issues related to physical and mental disabilities. NCCI is led and staffed mostly by people with disabilities. It is one of the 41 Independent Living Centers in New York State. There are also hundreds of similar centers throughout the United States. NCCI serves Clinton and Essex Counties, New York.
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Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 8 AM - 4 PM & Wednesday, 8 AM - 12 Noon
80 Sharron Avenue, Plattsburgh, NY 12901
INDEPENDENT LIVING SERVICES
Services to help people with disabilities live more independently, including:
Information and referral
Independent living skills
Benefits information and advice
An important part of our mission is to address community problems that affect people with disabilities. NCCI pursues advocacy issues locally and in cooperation with other Independent Living Centers and disability organizations in New York State and around the U.S.
CONSUMER DIRECTED PERSONAL ASSISTANCE
The Consumer-Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP) is a Medicaid program that gives people with disabilities more independence and control over their home care. It allows users to choose and supervise their own caregivers, instead of having them assigned and supervised by an agency.
LONG TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM
The goal of the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program is to advocate for older persons and persons with disabilities living in nursing homes, assisted living, and adult homes. Residents in these facilities have the right to proper care, accommodations, and respect, and the right to leave. Volunteer Ombudsmen help residents and their families exercise their rights.