Recognizing the many difficulties and complex issues facing our community, the NIA Counseling Program strives to ensure progress toward our vision that participants will experience an improved quality of life. Counseling sessions emphasize skill building, and how to employ those acquired skills to promote personal satisfaction, and build self esteem.
Using our proven record and demonstrated knowledge in counseling, our program empowers clients and helps them reduce risk factors and increase protective measures that will help solve problems. Under the umbrella of sensitivity, caring and professionalism, the NIA provides counseling, direction, education, and assistance to whomever seeks its welcoming hand.
The NIA provides senior citizens with information and assistance with social service issues such as Medicare prescription drug coverage, HEAP, MTA reduced fare Metro Cards, Access-A-Ride, flu vaccination programs, and healthcare proxy documents.
The NIA also provides resources to seniors on important issues such as healthy living, disaster preparedness, managing assets, and personal safety.
In partnership with local elected officials, NIA sponsors senior citizen picnics and senior prom events that serve more than 1,200 seniors each year.
NIA strives to strengthen communities through our community outreach initiatives. NIA leads a domestic violence awareness program, provides confidential support and referrals, and promotes conflict resolution and anti-violence strategies in youth programs.
NIA is a CBO SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) distributor. Families, individuals, and seniors can be pre-screened with guidance from an NIA SNAP advocate. Recertification can also be done at the NIA Main Office as long as it is for SNAP benefits only. Clients receiving SNAP and disability combined benefits must recertify with their center.
NIA incorporates community service projects into all youth programs, bringing program participants into local food pantries, animal shelters, hospitals, senior centers, and gardens. For over 30 years, NIA has demonstrated a commitment to community service.
NIA IS A CBO SNAP UNIT
FOR CURRENT SNAP RECIPIENTS:
SNAP recertification can now be done at the NIA Main Office for current SNAP recipients. Those receiving SNAP and disability combined benefits must re-certify at their center.
FOR NEW APPLICANTS:
Seniors, families, and individuals are eligible for pre-screening for SNAP benefits. Applicants must be 22 years of age or older.
TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT OR FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Contact Senja Frangipani, Monday through Friday, 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM, 718.236.5266, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pre-screening can be done over the phone.
HELP WITH HEAP
NIA offers assistance with the HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program) application process. NIA does not provide Energy Assistance, but will assist with the application process during the enrollment period. Find more information about HEAP via the New York State website here.
For more information about assistance with the HEAP application process please contact the NIA main office by phone at 718.236.5266 or by email at email@example.com.
NIA offers assistance with the EPIC (Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage) application process. NIA does not provide the insurance coverageitself, but will assist with the application process, and offer any necessary information regarding EPIC. Find more information about EPIC via the New York State Department of Health website here.
For more information about assistance with the EPIC application process please contact the NIA main office by phone at 718.236.5266 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PREVENT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
The NIA domestic violence awareness program, supported by a grant from the NYS Department of Criminal Justice, aims to increase the public's awareness of the signs of domestic violence, elder abuse, and relationship abuse. The program also intends to provide available resources for youth, adults, and seniors in need.
Crime Victim Treatment Center
NYS Domestic Violence Hotline: 800.942.6906
NYC Domestic Violence Hotline: 800.621.4673
National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline: 866.331.9474
NYC Child Abuse Services: 866.342.3720