Please join with us and participate at an All Day Phone Rally on Therapeutic Leave Rate Cut Today ! Thursday, September 24th Living Resources is pleased to join with our colleagues on this advocacy campaign against cuts to support and services for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities. Please help us by placing a call to Governor Cuomo, your NYS Senator, and your NYS Assemblymember. Every contact made makes a difference. We must be willing to ask our legislators to represent our needs and honor their oath of office to serve our most vulnerable people. What to say Hello, my name is ________________ and [...]
Lou Pierro, Esq., from Pierro, Connor & Strauss interviews Living Resources CEO Elizabeth Martin and CEO Emeritus Fred Erlich. Learn more about our programs, our services, and how we are making a difference in the lives of others in this podcast! Click here to listen.
At the beginning of 2020, Community Habilitation staff in Saratoga Springs took on a big task: assisting with and managing 13 separate apartment re-locations for individuals served by Living Resources. For close to 20 years, these individuals lived in their own apartments on Congress St in Saratoga Springs. Community Habilitation staff worked on site every day to assist them with activities of daily living and to ensure they lived happy and healthy lives. However, as these individuals grew older and rent went up at their apartments, it became necessary to support these individuals as they relocated to more modern and affordable [...]
Do you need some inspiration? Spend a moment with Joshua Miller. No mask made by man or machine can cover Josh’s radiant smile, which is seen through his eyes and heard in his voice. Josh, who recently described himself as “the same happy- go- lucky Joshua Miller,” participates in our Employment Services Program. With the assistance of his job coach Brian Roman, Josh has worked at the same elementary school in Albany for almost 15 years. He began as a Lunchroom Attendant and over time was given additional hours and expanded job opportunities. His was given the responsibility of training new [...]
Bryan Dumas was never really a people person, that is, until he joined Living Resources’ Moreau/South Glens Falls Day Community Opportunities Program (DCOP). He had been in a more traditional day program through another agency, but didn’t enjoy it much. Then he learned about a program where he could participate in a wide variety of activities throughout his community, including cultural and artistic pursuits, volunteer opportunities, recreational activities, and skill building classes. Bryan decided to give it a go. His mother Ginny said that the DCOP activities are not dictated by the staff, but decided after the group is asked what [...]
Last year, Living Resources announced that Fredrick Erlich, their founder and CEO for the past 46 years would be retiring at the end of 2020. With Fred’s retirement pending, Living Resources today announced that Elizabeth Martin has been named their new Chief Executive Officer, effective September 1, 2020. Elizabeth has been the Chief Executive Officer for Consumer Directed Choices, Inc. (CDChoices) since 2012. Under her leadership, CDChoices nearly tripled their revenue, expanded their service area from 5 to 19 counties, and has become one of the largest, most respected fiscal intermediaries for Consumer Directed Personal Assistance (CDPA) in the Capital Region. [...]
Jennifer lived in large scale institutions until she was 20 years old. She recalls the sleeping dormitories which contained roughly 20 beds. All that changed in 1977 when Jennifer came Living Resources. Jennifer was thrilled to learn that she had only one roommate, and before long she had a room of her very own. While at her new home, Jennifer had the opportunity to attend day programs and a learning center where she received an education. Jennifer thrived in this environment and became one of the first individuals to be approved for our Supportive Living Program. With support of staff providing [...]