Nisky Connects

Nisky Connects is a Town initiative that launched August 1, 2022.  The program connects residents with a referral network of over 580 organizations across 22 counties in New York State coordinated by Healthy Alliance in Troy.  People with mental health and social needs— such as food and housing, utilities assistance, transportation, legal, and benefits navigation – are connected to local organizations that are ready and willing to help.  Nisky Connects is free to residents and Town employees, and comes at zero cost to the Town.

Healthy Alliance recognizes Niskayuna as the first municipality in the state to offer the referral platform. Residents can access Nisky Connects by contacting program coordinator Dottie Gillen in person, at the Niskayuna Town Hall, Monday through Friday 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM, except on the first and third Tuesday of each month when she directly supports residents at the Town Senior Center mornings from 9:00AM until 11:00 AM.

Individuals can also call Ms. Gillen’s direct phone line (518) 386-4500 (Extension 4521) and complete a referral over the phone.  According to program administrators, once the no-cost enrollment is complete, residents can expect to be contacted by an organization that can help within three days.

Please see the attached press release for additional information about Nisky Connects.