Who We Are

Access: Supports for Living Inc.

Access: Supports for Living Inc. and our affiliates are driven by a singular mission — to help people live the healthiest and fullest lives possible.

Access’s mission is to help people live the healthiest and fullest lives possible. While our mission has not changed since we began in 1963, our size and reach has. Access and its provider affiliates: The Guidance Center of Westchester, Inc.; Meaningful NY Initiatives for People with Disabilities, Inc.; and New York Families for Autistic Children, Inc.’s affiliations with Access, increases our financial impact with an operating budget of approximately $135 million, with more than 2,200 staff supporting more than 20,000 people from Long Island, New York City, and throughout the Hudson Valley in 16 counties. Together, our system of services provides support to people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Behavioral Health needs, and Children and Families with a range of needs. Our collective programs and services are person-centered and designed with the flexibility to meet each person’s unique needs.

We understand our role as partners in the lives of the people we serve and work with them to identify their goals and develop a plan to achieve them. We summarize our worldview in four words: Rewarding Lives, Healthy Communities. We work toward a world in which no one is marginalized because they are different and our communities are richly diverse and welcoming to all. We are committed to making a positive difference in the communities where we live and work.

Access : Supports for Living Inc., it’s affiliates and Access: Supports for Living Foundation Inc. are fully qualified, tax-deductible, not-for-profit organizations under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

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    Access: Supports for Living Foundation

    Access: Supports for Living Foundation supports the work of Access and its affiliates through charitable gifts and ongoing and annual premier fundraising events.

    The Foundation currently leads five core innovative initiatives: Community Education: ,Provide training and expertise where it’s needed throughout the community we support Center for College and Careers: Provide Opportunities for youth to achieve employment in vulnerable areas of our community. Veteran’s Support: Provide the service and support Veterans need for housing, mental health, and substance use and a connection to community resources. Mental Health in Schools: Candid conversations about mental health to empower students to get help for themselves or their peers. Community Garden: Create opportunities to learn new skills, build relationships, and give back to the community.

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