How to Request Services

Our intake coordinators provide valuable information for families of people with developmental disabilities, professionals wishing to make a referral for services, and persons with disabilities. You may contact the Intake Coordinator in your region or use our online Intake Form.

Specialized Intake Supports

Care Design NY partners with trusted community agencies such as GHO, CPC and Human Care to provide intake services that are not only language-specific but culturally sensitive, so that you can feel comfortable getting the supports you need to live a quality life.

We also work with a translation service to ensure we can guide you through the intake process in your native language, no matter what that is. Contact your Intake Coordinator to request the inclusion of a translator in your intake meeting.

Brooklyn Bilingual Español                             Bronx Bilingual Español
Luz Obando (Spanish)                                   Kelly Rios (Spanish)
(347) 227-0817 x401039                                  (646) 491-6497  x200029
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General Human Outreach (GHO)                Brooklyn Human Care
Pat Liu Chang (Chinese & Korean)            Peri Fischer (Yiddish)
(718) 307-6563                                                  (718) 303-9176
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Chinese-American Planning Council  
Anna Chen (Chinese)                                    Lower Hudson Valley 
(718) 358-8899 x742                                       Cindy Abreu (Spanish)
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Intake Coordinators

Director of Intake: Dyonie Torres
(646) 491-6497 x201319
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North Country: Ashley Provost
(518) 219-0007 x701029
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Capital Region: Barbara Kirby
(518) 235-1888 x101826
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Upper Hudson Valley: Jean Dabenigo-Kelly
(518) 816-3724
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Lower Hudson Valley: Cindy Abreu
(518) 948-9099
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Brooklyn: Luz Obando
(347) 227-0817 x401039
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Bronx: Kelly Rios
(646) 491-6497 x200029
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Queens: Peter Coleman
(646) 491-6497 x200013
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Manhattan/Staten Island: Todd Brilliant
(646) 491-6497 x202018
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Long Island: Simone Chung
(518) 903-9402
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Documents

Resources

OPWDD's Front Door Access to Services Guide

The Front Door process will guide you through the steps involved in finding out if you are eligible for services with the OPWDD, identify your needs, and help you work on a plan for getting those services.

Find a Front Door Information Session Near You

These sessions will give you an understanding of OPWDD's mission and purpose, as well as outline the process of how you can become eligible for OPWDD supports and services, the types of supports and services available and where you can go to get assistance. 

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