Advocacy is one of the core services provided by independent living centers, along with information and referral, peer counseling, community transitions and independent living skills training.

Advocacy involves helping people with disabilities solve problems and overcome barriers to independence.

That often means helping people find accessible housing; connect to appropriate supports and services; or apply for public benefit programs.

Staff in all of AIM’s programs routinely advocate for their consumers.

We also have General Advocates in both of our main offices, Corning and Elmira, who are available to assist anyone in the community, free of charge.

To schedule an appointment with a General Advocate, contact:

Claire Walker, Corning Office

Ryanne Michaels, Elmira Office