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Staten Island Center for Independent Living
(718) 720-9016
470 Castleton Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10301

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Open Doors / MFP Program

Open Doors / MFP Program

In 2014, NYAIL was selected by the Department of Health to coordinate the Open Doors Transition Center Project and Peer Outreach and Referral Program as part of State's Money Follows the Person (MFP) program. The programs are funded through the MFP Federal Rebalancing Demonstration Grant.

The goal of these projects is to increase the number of people in nursing homes and intermediate care facilities (ICF/IIDs) who are able to access home and community-based services. NYAIL is partnering with the Staten Island Center for Independent Living, to implement both programs. The Independent Living philosophy emphasizes consumer control, the idea that people with disabilities are the best experts on their own needs and have the right to decide how to live, work, and take part in their communities. Staten Island Center for Independent Living’s run programs aimed at transitioning people out of nursing homes and providing person centered services for people with ID/DD.

If you are in a nursing home or have a loved one in a nursing home in Staten Island, and need more information about the program, please contact:

Transition Specialist, Denise Pazmino at 718-720-9016, ext. 205 or email her at dpazmino@siciliving.org

Transition Specialist, Ebony Wellington at 718-720-9016, ext. 202 or email her at ewellington@siciliving.org

Housing Specialist, Sharon Jackson at 718-720-9016, ext. 207 or email her at sjackson@siciliving.org

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