The Center for Community Alternatives (CCA) is a leader in the field of community-based alternatives to incarceration. Our mission is to promote reintegrative justice and a reduced reliance on incarceration through advocacy, services and public policy development in pursuit of civil and human rights.
CCA serves people in trouble: youth at risk; families in crisis; people struggling to address drug and alcohol problems and HIV and AIDS; and people who have been involved in the criminal justice system who are seeking community reintegration and productive, law-abiding lives. CCA endeavors to address these issues by emphasizing personal empowerment, self-respect and concern for one’s community.
Located In Utica, New York, our community-based and multicultural organization is committed to living wage jobs, affordable health care and education, educational opportunities, and improvement in living conditions for low and moderate income people. Founded in 1997, we advocate for the interests of children, families, seniors, and disabled in Central New York.
Friends of Dorothy is our initiative to be supportive of people with AIDS. Since October of 1992 we have offered home-based care to people with AIDS in a variety of ways, including recuperative or hospice care, supportive housing, and emergency assistance.
Protects and provides health care and education that empowers individuals and families. Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York has 10 health centers and one mobile unit. Delivers affordable, nonjudgmental, high quality health care to thousands of people each year. Staff specialize in reproductive and sexual health care.
Promotes the well-being of older gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people and allies in Central New York through health programs, social activities, and education.
Service Area: Cayuga, Cortland, Jefferson, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, and Oswego Counties.
Programs: Health and wellness programming, support groups, social activities, and education for health care providers about the needs of older LGBTQ people.
Provides parents of children with disabilities with information, resources, and strategies on a variety of special education and disability-related topics designed to assist them in understanding child’s disability, education process, and parental rights within that process.
SUPAC, the Mid-State Special Education Parent Center, is funded through a contract with the New York State Education Department (NYSED) Office of Special Education and seeks to empower parents to become meaningfully involved in their children’s education through school, family, and community partnerships. SUPAC is a project of the SU Center on Human Policy, Law and Disability Studies and is located on the Syracuse University campus.
Vera House is a comprehensive domestic and sexual violence service agency providing shelter, advocacy, and counseling services for women, children & men, education and prevention programs and community coordination.