NAMI-NYC Metro Unveils Community-Based Web Site for People with Mental Illness, Mental Retardation or Substance Abuse Issues, Their Families and Service Providers

February 19, 2009
Network of Care

MANHATTAN, N.Y. — New Yorkers now have access to a breakthrough Web solution for individuals, families and agencies concerned with behavioral health issues. The New York City Network of Care for Behavioral Health is an online resource that provides critical information, communication and advocacy tools with a single point of entry.

The New York City Network of Care for Behavioral Health (www.NYCNetworkofCare.org) is funded by NAMI-NYC Metro. Regardless of where individuals, families and agencies begin their search for assistance with behavioral health issues, the Pennsylvania Network of Care ensures they will find what they need. The new Web sites will enable people to find the right service at the right time; educate themselves about their issues; understand current policy initiatives and advocate directly to elected officials, and better manage their affairs, interactions and important records.

The New York City Network of Care for Behavioral Health offers a comprehensive Service Directory of more than 3,300 service providers, putting people in touch with the right services at the right time. The New York City Network of Care also provides easy-to-search libraries and vital information about specific disorders, pending legislation and advocacy, as well as daily news articles from around the world concerning mental health and substance abuse.

To increase accessibility and accommodate the New York City Network of Care’s users, the site’s innovative technology provides near-universal access, regardless of literacy or income level, to Web-based services through a text-only version of the site and other adaptive technologies. The site is fully ADA-compliant. Network of Care also is available in multiple languages.

Service providers can share challenges and ideas, as well as create powerful new mechanisms to better serve people with mental illness and substance abuse, by embracing the New York City Network of Care’s communication tools such as message boards and community calendars. Service providers can even build their own free Web sites in the For Providers section.

Trilogy Integrated Resources LLC of San Rafael, Calif., created, developed and maintains the Network of Care for Behavioral Health and all of the other Network of Care Web sites, including the Network of Care for Seniors & People with Disabilities; the Network of Care for Kids (ages 0-5); the Network of Care for Children & Families (ages 0-18); the Network of Care for Developmental Disabilities; the Network of Care for Domestic Violence; the Network of Care for Probation Services; the Network of Care for Public Health and the Network of Care for Veterans & Service Members.

Trilogy, the leading information provider in the field of social services, now serves 22 states via the Network of Care. For more information, please contact Trilogy at 415-458-5900 or at info@trilogyir.com.