Brooklyn Office

New York City Office

Queens Office

Southern Tier

182-184 State Street
Binghamton, NY 13901
Ph: 607-722-5971
Fax: 607-722-9065

Ashley Gamba – Executive Director

Zachary Petrie – Regional Director

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601 Gates Road
Vestal, NY 13850
Ph: 607-237-0544
Fax: 607-296-3002

Ashley Gamba – Executive Director

Zachary Petrie – Regional Director

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Community Options, Inc. of Southern Tier, NY was established in 1994 to provide residential and employment support services to individuals with disabilities in Broome County including Binghamton, Vestal, Waverly and other local areas.

Syracuse Office

Services Offered:

  • Residential Services
  • Residential Placement
  • Housing
  • Individualized Residential Alternatives
  • Individual Support Services
  • Residential Habilitation Services
  • After School Recreation Program
  • Social Recreation Services
  • Community Based Day Program Services
  • Community Integration Counseling
  • In-Home and Community Based Support Services
  • Independent Living Skills Training and Development
  • Supported Employment Services
  • Service Coordination
  • Medicaid Service Coordination
  • Medicaid Waiver Services
  • Intensive Behavioral Supports
  • Advocacy
  • Traumatic Brain Injury Services (HCSS/ILS)
  • Family Home Provider
  • Staffed Residence
  • Case Management
  • Respite
  • Adult Day Training - offsite
  • Speech Therapy
  • Behavioral Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy

Services are primarily funded through sources such as the Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD), the New York State Department of Health (DOH) TBI Waiver Program, DOH Regional Resource Training Center, and the Office of Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR), the Office of Mental Health (OMH), the Home and Community Based Services Medicaid Waiver for individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury (HCBS/TBI), as well as through grants and private insurance. Staff meet with the individual and their family to ensure that an individual’s plans are person-centered, incorporating the person’s preferences accordingly.

Housing and residential services are designed to assist persons with disabilities who are moving from nursing homes, state institutions, and other community medical settings or who are on waiting lists for community services, to find housing in the community. Community Options also provides support services for people living in their own homes or at home with their families.

Employment services focus on competitive jobs or community volunteer placements and retaining meaningful, productive, and individualized career opportunities. Community Options provides the necessary evaluations, support and follow-up to assist individuals with pursuing employment, taking into consideration the specific needs of the individual. A personalized approach to job development is utilized to provide the best possible work option for the individual. Job coaching and follow-along services are funded through agencies such as ACCES-VR, OPWDD, and OMH.

Our community-based day programs are designed to assist individuals in accomplishing a variety of goals, including, but not limited to, employment skills development, socialization, community integration and development of leisure skills. Individuals in the Option Quest program volunteer at various community agencies to develop employment skills. The Structured Day Program works with individuals with traumatic brain injuries. The Day Hab Without Walls Program provides a single staff member for each individual with a disability; the individual can choose their own activities and goals. Community Options assists people with traumatic brain injuries to remain in the community or return to their communities from nursing homes.

Home and Community Support Services and Independent Living Skills Training are two programs that assist TBI individuals in their home. In addition to these services, Community Options, will assist individuals and families with accessing any and all services available through local, private, state and federal programs.

Service coordination is offered to individuals who require assistance with identifying and accessing medical, financial, vocational, residential and community-based resources and services and maintaining eligibility for services.