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September 25, 2019
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Directions

From points north and south, take I-87 (the Northway) to exit 13N onto U.S. Route 9N. Follow Route 9N and turn left at the Avenue of Pines into the Spa State Park. Continue past U.S. Route 50 to the first traffic light. Turn right to Unlimited Potential, about a quarter mile ahead on the right.

Unlimited Potential

36 Cady Hill Blvd, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

43.0624,-73.8221

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What is the #TakeAStep campaign and when is it happening?

Northern Rivers’ #TakeAStep campaign is an initative to bring awareness to #mentalHEALTH while raising funds for our new Behavioral Health Care Center, and the campaign will run throughout the month of May, Mental Health Awareness Month. 

How do I organize a collection? 

Click here for instructions. 

How can I register my group? 
You can register by:

  • completing the online registration form
  • completing the registration form here and emailing it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • calling Stephanie Douglas at 518.579.3504
  • completing the registration form and mailing it to: 
    Stephanie Douglas 
    Director of Development 
    Northern Rivers Family of Services 
    PO Box 8899 
    Albany, NY 12208

Is there any cost to register for the #TakeAStep campaign? 

No! Participation kits are provided free of charge. Simply register to get your kit today!

What does the participation  kit include? 
Your kit includes: 

  • Recruitment posters
  • Shoelaces
  • Awareness posters
  • Donation collection form
  • Remittance envelope

When my collection is over, where do I send our donations? 
Your #TakeAStep campaign coordinator will receive a self-addressed envelope with your kit. If you do not have this envelope, please mail your donation to:  
 
Stephanie Douglas 
Director of Development 
Northern Rivers Family of Services 
PO Box 8899 
Albany, NY 12208

Please do not mail cash.Checks and money orders only.

Be sure to include your completed donation collection form with your donations. If you do not have a donation collection form, download one here.

Please send in your donation as soon as possible after hosting your #TakeAStep campaign. We ask to receive all donations by Friday, June 7, 2019

Do individuals have to donate $5 to participate?

No. The $5 donation per pair of shoelaces is a suggestion. Donations of any amount are appreciated.

To whom should personal and/or organization checks be made payable?

Please make checks payable to Northern Rivers Family of Services .

My organization has matched our employees’ donations. How do we process their contributions?

When you send in your donations, please indicate the matching contribution amount from your employer on the donation form.

What if my shoes don’t have eyelets? How can we participate?

No eyelets – no problem! Here are some creative ways to repurpose your shoelaces and show your support. 

How will our donations be used?

Donations will benefit our new Behavioral Health Care Center. Click here to learn more about the project. 

What is Northern Rivers Family of Services? 
 
Founded where the Mohawk and Hudson meet, like the rivers that shaped our region, Northern Rivers Family of Services helps change lives by shaping the future of those we serve throughout the Capital Region and beyond. Comprised of parent company Northern Rivers and member agencies Northeast Parent & Child Society and Parsons Child & Family Center, we are a family of human service agencies who work together and are committed to helping children, adults, and families. Our quality of care, depth of programs, combined size and passion for the mission make us a leading provider. Informed by our 188-year heritage, our 1,400-strong workforce provides services for 16,000 children, adults, and families throughout 35 counties in New York state through 60 programs in four divisions: Education, Behavioral Health, Residental and Foster Care, and Community Services.  For more information, call 518.426.2600 or visit northernrivers.org.

Where can I get answers to questions not addressed here?

Contact Stephanie DouglasThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 518.579.3504

Application

To apply for services, download and complete the printable application [HERE]. The completed application, along with the required supporting documentation, can be dropped off, mailed, faxed, or emailed to:

Unlimited Potential
36 Cady Hill Blvd.
P.O. Box 4656
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Phone, 518.587.2851
Fax, 518.587.4367
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For questions or more information, contact:
Erin Strattman
Director of Rehabilitation
Phone, 518.587.2851
Fax, 518.587.4367
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Behavioral Health

A community-based system of social work and psychiatric services designed to support the diverse range of behavioral health needs for children, adults, and families while providing opportunities for awareness, growth, empowerment, and healing.

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The Behavioral Health Centers are licensed by the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) to provide outpatient mental health treatment services to those individuals who need help managing emotional and behavioral challenges.

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Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is an evidenced-based practice that offers treatment, rehabilitation, and support services using a person-centered, recovery-based approach to individuals diagnosed with a severe and persistent mental illness.

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We help prevent unnecessary hospitalization and emergency room visits by stabilizing the crisis in the most normalized, least restrictive setting.

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Our Home-Based Crisis Intervention (HBCI) program is an intensive 4- to 6-week in-home service available to families in Warren, Washington, and Saratoga counties to help they manage crisis and provide support.

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Our OnTrackNY team helps individuals remain in their lives or quickly return to their lives with a dedicated staff member focused on supporting individuals attain education and/or employment goals.

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School-based behavioral health offices are New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) licensed mental health satellite clinics within schools designed to help school-aged children who have social, emotional, and behavioral needs so that they be successful in school.

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  • The Behavioral Health Centers are licensed by the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) to provide outpatient mental health treatment services to those individuals who need help managing emotional and behavioral challenges.

    Read more

  • Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is an evidenced-based practice that offers treatment, rehabilitation, and support services using a person-centered, recovery-based approach to individuals diagnosed with a severe and persistent mental illness.

    Read more

  • We help prevent unnecessary hospitalization and emergency room visits by stabilizing the crisis in the most normalized, least restrictive setting.

    Read more

  • Our Home-Based Crisis Intervention (HBCI) program is an intensive 4- to 6-week in-home service available to families in Warren, Washington, and Saratoga counties to help they manage crisis and provide support.

    Read more

  • Our OnTrackNY team helps individuals remain in their lives or quickly return to their lives with a dedicated staff member focused on supporting individuals attain education and/or employment goals.

    Read more

  • School-based behavioral health offices are New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) licensed mental health satellite clinics within schools designed to help school-aged children who have social, emotional, and behavioral needs so that they be successful in school.

    Read more

    A Modern Facility

    Unlimited Potential is located in an 18,000-sq.-ft. building in the Grande Industrial Park in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Our counselors work with our clients to design a treatment program that addresses their needs and puts them on the path to a job in the community.

    Our workshop is divided into three divisions: the woodshop, mailing center, and assembly operation. The woodshop provides the picnic tables for the Saratoga Race Track, builds thousands of shrub covers, flower boxes, Saratoga tables, custom-painted Adirondack chairs for kids and dolls, and the most comfortable Adirondack chairs for adults anywhere in the 6 million acre Adirondack Park.

    Our mailing center processes more than 1 million pieces of mail each year for our corporate customers. The assembly operation includes shrink wrapping, fulfillment, collating, and a variety of other jobs that we do for our friends in the business community freeing up their staffs to do more important work.

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    National Alliance for Mental Illness – Support, advocacy and education for families and caregivers http://www.nami.org/

    Center for Practice Innovations at Columbia University: http://practiceinnovations.org/Consumers/Consumers

    Voices of Recovery videos – 24 brief clips featuring individuals telling their stories about psychosis https://vimeopro.com/user23094934/voices-of-recovery

    MindMapCT YouTube: Video clips of young people sharing their stories about recovery with psychosis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OS6nLL0engk

    Yale School of Medicine Specialized Treatment Early in Psychosis (STEP) http://psychiatry.yale.edu/step/psychosis/

    Coping Guide – When someone in your Family has Psychosis http://www.earlypsychosis.ca/files/documents/02-EPI-Coping_Booklet.pdf

    A Siblings Guide to Psychosis: http://reddeer.cmha.ca/files/2013/05/ASiblingsGuideToPsychosis.pdf

    Orygen Youth Health: Psychosis and Young People Fact Sheet http://oyh.org.au/sites/oyh.org.au/files/factsheets/oyh_fs_psyc.pdf

    Hearing Voices Network: An international network with fundamental belief that are many ways to understand the experience of voice hearing and other unusual or extreme states. There are also support groups across the U.S. http://www.hearingvoicesusa.org/

    National Suicide Prevention Hotline: (24 hour, toll –free confidential hotline for anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

    Limited English Proficiency (LEP) of Language Assistance Services
    Northern Rivers will provide language assistance services, free of charge, when necessary to provide meaningful access to whose primary language is not English. Contact Quality Management at 518.426.2600.
    Si habla español, tiene a su disposición servicios gratuitos de asistencia lingüística.  Llame Quality Management at 518.426.2600.
    Notice of Privacy Practices: English / Spanish
    Client Rights and Grievance Procedures: English / Spanish