Ensures Consumers Have a "Voice"
With the provision of both inpatient and outpatient advocacy, this program compliments traditional mental health treatment programs for individuals with serious and persistent mental illness and it is intended to promote consumers' rights and access to mental health, health, social services, residential and other support service programs. Peer Advocates provide support in obtaining entitlement benefits such as DSS, SSI, and Medicaid. Assistance in completing forms for any other services, i.e. housing applications, are also offered. Completing an Advanced Directive to specify your preferred treatment in the event of hospitalization is another service Advocates provide.

For more information:
Contact HALI at 631-234-1925 and ask for the Advocacy Department and speak with an Advocate today!
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What types of services does the Advocacy Department provide? The Advocacy department provides individuals with the support and direction needed to obtain entitlements (SSI, SSD, Food Stamps, Public Assistance, Medicaid, etc.); complete housing application; create an Advanced Directive (a document that specifies your preferred treatment and providers in the event of an emergency); The goal of the Advocate is to provide support and assistance with navigating the mental health system.
How do I access Advocacy services? You must schedule an Intake appointment either by telephone or in person. Every effort is made to expedite emergencies which include pending homelessness or a denial of benefits.
What are the Advocacy Department hours? Advocates are providing services Monday thru Friday from 9-4pm. Appointments are required for one to one meetings. Call for times and availabilities.