Stories

Sabrina’s Story – Mental Health

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Sabrina started her journey toward mental health recovery with AccessCNY four years ago. In that time, she will be the first to tell you she has made huge progress. Diagnosed with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder, a mood disorder and Dyslexia; Sabrina wanted to go back to school. Now in her late twenties, she […]

Liz’s Story – Direct Support Professional

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

“It’s all about consistency. I’ve been at this house for seven years. There are two other AccessCNY houses closer to my house, but I know these guys. That’s so important. We’ve built a relationship, and genuinely care about each other. That makes such a huge difference in their lives, and my work.” – Liz, AccessCNY […]

Doug and Leesa

Friday, December 30, 2016

This is the story of Doug and Leesa, that we shared with many people on Giving Tuesday. Doug had a stroke in 2011, and has come a long way since then. He and Leesa tell their story and talk about why they love AccessCNY and it’s Clinic Services.

Patty’s Story – Supported Education

Thursday, October 27, 2016

“AccessCNY gave me the support I needed to keep going.” Patty Melone was struggling with depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder when she was referred to AccessCNY’s Supported Education program by her therapist. Soon after, she enrolled at OCM BOCES, an adult education program, where she started work in a medical billing program. Before she could […]

Tara’s Story – Supported Employment

Thursday, October 20, 2016

After the Disability Mentoring Day opening breakfast, Tara had a job shadow with a local business that focuses on children’s entertainment and activities. Why? “I like working with kids. That’s something I would like to do. I think I am going to apply for a job there now.” In the short term, she wants to […]

Kenny’s Story – Supported Employment

Thursday, October 20, 2016

“I really want to find work so I can help my mom pay the mortgage.” This is Kenny, who receives services from AccessCNY’s Supported Employment program, and Jimmy, who works with him. Kenny is 20, and recently got his high school diploma equivalent. Now, he is looking for work after having a rough time in […]