On January 1, 2015 AccessCNY was formed with the full and legal merger of Enable and Transitional Living Services (TLS). The agencies began partnering eighteen months ago and have been working towards becoming one since that time. The new name is an encapsulation of the agency’s mission to provide person-centered services to Central New Yorkers with physical and developmental disabilities, traumatic brain injuries and mental health issues.
“We are excited to expand our mission under the name AccessCNY,” said Prudence York, Executive Director of the non-profit. “The merger makes us a stronger agency that can provide a wider range of services not only to more individuals, but to people with a wider range of needs. As AccessCNY our programs are broader, our staff more experienced and our resources richer. This collaboration was made possible thanks to the hard work and dedication of our staff and Board of Directors whose focus is always on providing the highest level of care to the individuals we serve .”
The agency will celebrate the new name on Thursday, March 26 at an evening event at the Holiday Inn on Electronics Parkway. The community at large is invited to attend. The event will acknowledge community members who have embraced the agency’s mission and will also serve as the unveiling of the new AccessCNY logo. The permanent visual image is currently under development.