How Can We Help You?

The Advocacy Group

People with Poverty Law Issues

  • Housing
  • Public Assistance
  • Access to Justice
  • Employment
  • Health Care
  • Education
  • Discrimination

AIDS Permanency Planning Legal Project

People with HIV+/AIDS Related Legal Issues

  • Standby Guardianship
  • Custody
  • Visitation
  • Neglect
  • Paternity
  • Child Support
  • Adoption
  • SSI
  • Wills
  • Health Care Proxies
  • HIV-related discrimination

Cancer Legal Advocacy & Services Project

People with Cancer

  • Permanency Planning
  • Access to Health Care
  • Insurance Issues
  • Benefits
  • Housing
  • Family Law Matters

Disability Advocacy Project

Unsuccessful SSI Claimants seeking judicial review


Foreclosure Project

People with Homes in Foreclosure


Protection and Advocacy Unit

People with Developmental Disabilities

People with Mental Illness or Emotional Impairments

People with Traumatic Brain Injuries

People with a Disability but Not Eligible for Other P&A

As of October 1, 2014, Legal Services of Central New York is no longer a Protection & Advocacy provider in New York State.
Disability Rights New York, Inc.(DRNY), formerly know as Disability Advocates, will provide services statewide.

All requests for services should be directed to:

Disability Rights New York
725 Broadway, Suite 450
Albany, New York 12207

Phone: (518) 432-7861
Toll Free: (800) 993-8982

Read more on the Protection and Advocacy Unit Page


Central New York Legal HelpLine

Telephone assistance for any non-criminal civil legal problem:

  • Consumer Problems
  • Housing Problems
  • Divorce & Other Family Matters:
  • Special Education & Other School Issues
  • Access to Healthcare
  • Public Benefits
  • Domestic Violence
  • Elder Law
  • Employment
  • Disability Discrimination & Other Disability Issues
  • Unemployment Benefits
  • Welfare, Medicaid and Food Stamps