How to get a Free Phone:
1-888-898-4888 (need to supply an address only)
Assistance with Burial of Family
*Go to the funeral home of your choosing and get a receipt of services (they also sometimes have the application to pay for services for DSS/ social services.)
*Go to the Temporary Assistance Unit of your County (Come to the reception window with DSS / social services)
*The family member should express that they are unable to pay for the funeral. If the funeral home did not give you an application to pay for the funeral, get it here.
*Family needs to apply within 10 days of the person’s passing.
Tri-Center Literacy Center
251 Glen Street, Glens Falls New York 12801
*Serves Warren Washington & Saratoga county
*Free individual tutoring for literacy and GED preparation
There are phone apps that you can download so that you can make and receive calls and text when there is available wifi. These can be used on any phone that is charged, even if there is no service provider. Here is a list of community businesses offering free Wi-Fi:
- FAST FOOD: McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s, Arby’s, Taco Bell, Subway
- COFFEE SHOPS: Starbucks, Dunkin’ Donuts, Panera Bread
- STORES: Target, Kohl’s, Walmart, Whole Foods, Staples, Best Buy, Lowe’s, Barnes & Noble
- Public Libraries
- Public Parks
- Public Transportation
- County Buildings
The Affordable Connectivity Program
(877) 384-2575 -Phone
*$30 discount on internet
*$100 discount on laptop through participating provider
1-833-697-4829- Scheduling hotline, 7am-10pm Every day
Project Hope- Coping with COVID, crisis counselors
8am-10pm/ 7 daysErica D. Cecala, CRPA, Recovery Center Coordinator
(518) 489-1929 Office
(518) 729-4211 Fax
Second Chance Opportunities, Inc.
Recovery Community Center, CRPA and Peer Advocates
55 Colvin Ave, Albany, NY 12206
*Help with paperwork/ applications
*Meetings: See calandar, Paint and Chip, Friends of Recovery 5:30-7:30 PM at Second Chance Opportunities
Mission: A community organization made up of people in recovery, family members, friends and allies, celebrating and advocating for recovery in our community. Each month FOR-Albany members will discuss barriers the local community is facing and what steps we can take to overcome them. Such as access to treatment, supports, aftercare, family supports and other topics that affect us. As always, if you have an additional topic or community issue you would like to discuss we would be glad to add it to the agenda. Please contact Second Chance Opportunities, Inc. if you would like additional details.
North Shore Animal League
(800) 248-7729 -Phone, Sunday – Thursday: 9-5p
*email with their name, phone number, zip code, and pet information, or call and leave a voicemail with the same information.
Countryside Veterinary Hospital
454 Queensbury Ave, Queensbury, NY 12804
This program helps people who temporarily cannot care for their pets by linking them to foster families
Feral Cat Subsidy Program, https://www.animalleague.org/get-involved/spay-usa/feral-cat-program/