Programs & Services

Programs & Services

The following programs are available to all disabled persons:

Peer Counseling

Peer counseling at BILS is provided between two or more individuals with disabilities, to share ideas and experiences about living with a disability in order to gain greater awareness and control over one’s own life.

Information and Referral

BILS provides information and referral services to individuals in order to help them live independently and participate fully within the community.

Personal and Systems Advocacy

BILS works with individuals, community organizations, state/national networks; to promote full inclusion of people with disabilities, and to improve the implementation of existing laws: Federal, State, and Local.

Crime Victims and Domestic Violence Services

BILS offers services to victims of crime and domestic violence in the following areas: education of victim rights, assistance with filing claims, counseling, advocacy, home visit/hospital visit/follow ups, mediation, and shelter assistance. In addition, we also provide Women’s Support Groups and Men’s Support Groups.

Deaf Services

BILS provides valuable services to individuals who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing. These services include Crime Victims and Domestic Violence assistance, Benefits Entitlement, Information and Referral, Peer Counseling, and Advocacy among other services.


BILS provides assistance in finding housing for individuals with disabilities.

Benefit Entitlement

BILS works with individuals with disabilities in applying for benefits and navigating the benefit system.

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BILS Programs Brochures & Other Information

  1. BILS Brochure
  2. BILS Crime Victim Brochure
  3. Etiquette Brochure
  4. Youth Brochure
  5. Consumer Rights Responsibilities Grievance Procedure

For more information on Independent Living Services in New York please visit the VESID website