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Project Metropair
In contract with the Metropolitan New York Coordinating Council on Jewish Poverty, the New York City Department for the Aging operates Project Metropair. This program, funded by a grant from the New York City Council, is a home safety and security repair program for individuals over 60 years of age and for people with disabilities. This mobile service, among other things, will provide smoke alarms, security viewers, and grab bars. Project Metropair can be reached at Voice 1 (212) 453-9524 or (212) 453-9542. TTY users please use Relay System. For more information on the companies that provide these services, visit:

Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities (VESID)
United Spinal Association
Crimes Victims Board

Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities (VESID)
The New York State office of VESID can assist in funding and carrying out modifications to the homes of people with disabilities, if such modifications make employment or the pursuit or completion of an education possible. VESID can be reached at:
Voice 1 (800) 222-JOBS; TTY (518) 474-5652
Manhattan: Voice 1 (212) 630-2300; TTY (212) 630-0283
Bronx: Voice 1 (718) 931-3500; TTY (718) 828-4003
Brooklyn: Voice 1 (718) 722-6700; TTY (718) 722-6736
Queens: Voice 1 (718) 271-9346; TTY (718) 271-9799
Staten Island: Voice 1 (718) 816-4800; TTY (718) 448-4800
Harlem: Voice 1 (212) 961-4420

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United Spinal Association
United Spinal Association, formerly Eastern Paralyzed Veterans Association, is a non-profit organization that provides information and services to individuals with spinal cord injury and disease regarding benefits, disability rights advocacy, wheelchairs, and barrier-free design.
Voice 1 (718) 803-3782
Fax (718) 803-0414 

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Crimes Victims Board
The Crimes Victims Board, an arm of the Executive Branch of the State of New York makes funds available for home modifications to crime victims, who, as a result of the crime, have acquired a disability. The Crimes Victims Board can be reached at:
Voice 1 (718) 923-4325; TTY users please use Relay System.
Fax (718) 923-4347 or 4352

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