About Us

Members of boards of Visitors are volunteer advocates for people who are receiving care and treatment for emotional disabilities from New York State- operated Psychiatic centers, Children’s’ Psychiatric Centers and Developmental Disabilities Services Offices.

NYSABOV promotes access to compassionate care for individuals in our community with mental illness by providing helpful oversight for employment and housing. We oversee services to provide extensive support for independent life skills and jobs.

About Board of Visitors

Our association was started over 30 years ago with the hope of helping individuals with disabilities and improving their living circumstances. We have two branches where we are looking for members of the board in each area.

  • Offers (People With Development Disabilities OPWDD)
  • Office of Mental Health (OMH)

Mission & Vision

At NYSABOV, we are a community-based organization focusing on making our communities better for the next generation.

Our mission is to enable individuals who have mental disabilities and intellectual disabilities to have the opportunities to reach their highest level of potential and independence through quality employment and housing.

Our Core Values

At our non-profit, we believe that every person deserves the right to work in a loyal and fair environment that promotes their skills. We are a people-first organization that always strives to uphold the core values of honesty, integrity, loyalty, and care in all our work.