Money Follows the Person (MFP) Open Doors is funded through the NYS Department of Health Money Follows the Person Project. It assists individuals in nursing facilities, OPWDD Intermediate Care Facilities (ICF), and hospitals to return to independent living in the community or to transition to smaller OPWDD IRAs (group homes 4 beds or less) with home-and community-based services.
Open Doors Transition Specialists complete intakes with program participants, advocate on their behalf, give support as needed, and coordinate with participants, family and friends, Medicaid, Social Workers, Residence Managers, and community service agencies to create a safe discharge plan. Transition Specialists also keep in regular contact with participants who qualify for the first 12 months post-transition, providing ongoing support and assisting with the skill-building necessary for continued independent living. Throughout the transition process, participants also have the opportunity to have regular one-on-one contact with an MFP Peer, who provides a listening ear, encouragement, and advocacy. MFP Open Doors also works closely with the Olmstead Housing Subsidy (OHS) Program, which provides housing assistance, furniture, and household goods to those who qualify.
Be at least 18 years of age and a current resident in a nursing facility, ICF (5 or more beds), or a hospital.
Referrals may be made via phone, fax, or email.
Service Area – Counties that STIC MFP Open Doors serves are:
Other Relevant Information:
MFP Open Doors Regional Lead
Phone: 607.724.2111 ext. 391