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The Compass Project

Compass Manhattan
212-425-3333
120 Wall Street
New York, NY 10005

Compass Long Island
516-822-3535 ext 355
oppenheimere@jccany.org
45 Manetto Hill Road
Plainview, NY 11803

Compass Westchester
914-761-0600 ext 225
frankj@jccany.org
845 North Broadway
White Plains, NY 10576

Compass Queens
718-575-7058
oppenheimere@jccany.org
95-25 Queens Blvd
Rego Park, NY 11374

Counseling and Career Development

Social and Recreation Programs

Independent Living Programs

College Support Services

Services for the Jewish Community

Community Workshops and Professional Development

Compass Resource Center

About Us

THE COMPASS PROJECT

Queens and Westchester Independent Living Programs

Queens Independent Living Program (QILP) & The POINT Program

QILP
Evan Oppenheimer, LMHC
Compass Project Assistant Director
917-682-2149
oppenheimere@jccany.org

 

Queens Independent Living Program (QILP)

The Queens Independent Living Program (QILP), our newest residence program establishes in 2013 and based in Forest Hills is developed in partnership with FEGS. QILP is designed to empower and support high-functioning young adults with disabilities to live independently. Participants are guided and encouraged to maximize their abilities and learn skills necessary to lead active and fulfilling lives. Specialized staff members facilitate the ongoing development and attainment of each participant’s personal goals. Leveraging our expertise in working with young adults, we use the many social, cultural, sports, and religious opportunities offered throughout the New York Metro area to create and maintain a strong and supportive community network.

Eligibility:

  • Over the age of 21
  • Able to live independently with a modest level of support
  • Able to independently manage medication
  • Able to travel independently

Basic Services:

  • Individualized comprehensive independent living and care plan
  • Focus on addressing participant goals and concerns through counseling and behavior intervention
  • Support for daily living, vocational development and independent living skills
  • Links and coordination with government benefits and entitlements including Medicaid service coordination, OPWDD, self-determination programming, and ACCES-VR
  • Activities calendar developed that includes daily, weekly, and monthly cultural and recreational activities to promote socialization and help to enhance independent living skills
  • Help finding apartments and roommate matching
  • Staff available for emergencies and crisis intervention on a 24-hour, 7-day per week basis

POINT
Barbara Greene, MPH
POINT Director

761-0600 x175
point@wjcs.com

 

The POINT Program

The POINT Program, based in White Plains since 2008 in partnership with Westchester Jewish Community Services (WJCS), offers supportive services that enables young adults, ages 21+, with developmental and learning disabilities, including autism spectrum disorders, to live independently in apartments located throughout downtown White Plains. Participants engage in a variety of vocational, life skills training, and social activities and enjoy the camaraderie of others and the oversight of specialists.

Services that are provided through the POINT program include:

  • Crisis intervention and 24-hour emergency coverage
  • Counseling and social skills training
  • Social and recreational opportunities
  • Community activities
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Exercise and sports
  • Travel training and local and regional trips
  • Wellness programs
  • Service coordination and benefits management
  • Life skills training in housekeeping, cooking and money and time management
  • Vocational specialists who provide counseling, job development and job coaching

Staffing is provided through a collaborative arrangement between Westchester Jewish Community Services and the Jewish Child Care Association, and includes:

  • A full-time director
  • Program specialists who support participants and help them coordinate their programs
  • Life skills trainers
  • Dedicated service coordinator
  • Vocational specialists who provide counseling, job development and job coaching
  • Instructors in wellness activities

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