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Here are people to call if you think someone could benefit from AOT and meets the criteria for Kendra's Law.

If you want someone admitted to the AOT program, you are going to have to fight hard and be persistent. The mental health departments do not want people in AOT because it obligates them to provide treatment for people who can be difficult to treat. If you are not able/willing to fight hard and get the system to file a petition, and you have the resources, You can also petition yourself. The forms are on the NYS Website here http://bi.omh.ny.gov/aot/about?p=kl-forms

Following are people you can try to cajole into letting someone into the program. These contacts may become dated. Theoretically there are lists of contact that should be up to date her: http://bi.omh.ny.gov/aot/about?p=aot-contacts and here: http://www.omh.ny.gov/omhweb/Kendra_web/KResource.html

Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) Contacts

AOT Central Office Telephone/Fax & E-mail Addresses
Rebecca Briney
Statewide Director
Central Office
44 Holland Avenue 7th Floor
Albany, NY 12229
Ph: 518-402-4233
Fax: 518-473-0066

New York State
Stacey Hale Ph: 518-402-4233
Fax: 518-473-0066
Nancy Pepe
Assistant Counsel
Central Office
44 Holland Avenue 8th Floor
Albany, NY 12229
Ph: 518-474-1331
Fax: 518-473-7863
New York State
AOT Program Coordinators Field Office Telephone/Fax & E-mail Addresses Counties
Zinnat Rahman Long Island Field Office
Pilgrim Psychiatric Center
Building 45-3
998 Crooked Hill Road
West Brentwood, NY 11717-1087
Ph: 631-761-2092
Secure Fax: 877-849-1068
Long Island:
Nassau, Suffolk
Erin Rostron Ph: 631-761-2486
Paul Iappini New York City Field Office
330 Fifth Avenue, 9thFloor
New York, NY 10001-3101
Ph: 212-330-6376
Secure Fax: 877-468-1530 or 877-849-1063
New York City:
Manhattan, Bronx
Najwa Awad Ph: 212-330-6377 Kings
Claudio Zarete Ph: 212-868-6707 Queens
Patty Bowes Hudson River Field Office
10 Ross Circle, Suite 5N
3rd Floor
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Ph: 845-454-8229
Secure Fax: 877-849-1067
Hudson River:
Albany, Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rensselaer, Rockland, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Sullivan, Ulster, Warren, Washington, Westchester
Karen DeBell Ph: 845-483-3574
Duane Hall Central New York Field Office
545 Cedar Street
Syracuse, NY 13210-2319
Ph: 315-426-3930
Secure Fax: 877-838-1829
Broome, Cayuga, Chenango, Clinton, Cortland, Delaware, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Montgomery, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, Otsego, St. Lawrence
Sharon Frisbie Ph: 315-426-3930  
Elizabeth Haley Western New York Field Office
737 Delaware Avenue
Suite 200
Buffalo, NY 14209
Ph: 716-533-4080
Secure Fax: 877-849-1064
Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Chemung, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Ontario, Orleans, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins, Wayne, Wyoming, Yates
Cathy Grover Ph: 607-737-4985  

If your relative needs AOT and none of these work, call the Treatment Advocacy Center at 703 294-6005

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