On-line Directories of Services
Regional Community Service 211 Yellow Pages - This is an on-line version of the Regional United Way's "211" telephone number directory of available community services.
New York State My Benefits - This is a resource to help you determine what government benefits you may be eligible to receive
SafeLink Wireless, this is a government supported program that provides a free cell phone and airtime each month for income-eligible customers.
Assurance Wireless offers a FREE wireless phone and 200 FREE minutes of wireless service to eligible customers each month.
Making Home Affordable - This is a resource that may help Unemployment Insurance beneficiaries reduce their mortgage payments for a set period of time.
Federal Trade Commission, Consumer Information - This site provides great resources and information on many helpful topics including Money & Credit, Homes & Mortgages, Health & Fitness, Jobs & Making Money, Privacy & Identity.
FDIC (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation) - Money Smart - A Financial Education Program - This site provides an easy-to-use tool to learn more about basic personal financial management, such as checking accounts, savings accounts, credit cards, and other important issues.
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Health Care/Insurance Assistance
Review each of the links below, eligibility varies for each program
The Columbia County Community Healthcare Consortium, Inc. has staff called Navigators that assist individuals, families, small businesses and small business employees in Columbia and Greene Counties to shop for, compare and enroll in quality, low-cost health insurance, including Medicaid and Child Health Plus, thru the New York State of Health: the Official Health Plan Marketplace. Navigators can also assist with applying for financial assistance to help pay for coverage. Navigator services are free of charge. For more information, please call (518) 822-9600 or visit www.nystateofhealth.ny.gov.
If you can't find something you are looking for, please contact the One Stop Career Center for more assistance, (518) 828-4181 ext. 5510,TDD/TTY (518) 828-1399 or e-mail us .