Adult Literacy

The Center for the Study of Adult Literacy contains plenty of resources around this topic on their website. In addition to the general resources, they have a library containing 1,600 web-based readings that are organized into the three categories of Easier, Medium, and Harder to help access topics such as jobs, money, health, social studies, sciences, and other life skills. All have been reviewed to make sure they are the proper reading level.

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The Times in Plain English is a site that converts news articles to a lower literacy with simple organization that would do best for advanced beginners and English language learners. They pull from a variety of newspapers including the New York Times.

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Southwest Adult Basic Education has a mission to provide adults with educational opportunities to acquire and improve their literacy skills necessary to be self-sufficient and to participate effectively as productive workers, family members, and citizens.

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Reading Skills for Today’s Adults contains stories by reading level, along with the audio versions of the stories, questions for determining reading comprehension, and links to print PDF versions of the stories and questions for offline use.

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Reading Skills for Healthcare Workers contains stories geared around healthcare and medical information. While it is likely aimed towards non-native English speakers, it makes a wonderful resource for native English speakers as well.

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Learning Chocolate is a vocabulary builder tool aimed for younger readers, but has application towards beginning adult readers too. It organizes words thematically with illustrations and audio links for every word, along with basic online activities and games to help increase comprehension.

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Transparent Language Online is a flexible program that provides the most comprehensive language-learning solutions for libraries. Quickly learn using the variety of courses and activities.

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The NYS Talking Book and Braille Library (TBBL) is a free service for upstate residents who are unable to use standard print materials due to visual, physical, and reading impairments and disabilities. The TBBL collection includes fiction and non-fiction audio and print braille books, as well as a subscription to over 70 magazines!

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NYS Emergency Rental Assistance

The New York State Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) will provide significant economic relief to help low and moderate-income households at risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability by providing rental arrears, temporary rental assistance and utility arrears assistance.

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Office for Victims of Crime

The Office for Victims of Crime provides help to those who need help with crime victim compensation and contact information for victim assistance programs.

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Seniors is dedicated to enhancing the lives of older adults by compiling comprehensive research, the latest studies, and real-world insight from experts, caregivers, and seniors into easy-to-understand, actionable guides and resources.

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The US Department of Veterans Affairs aims to help from the moment you are transitioning from the military and continue to do so throughout your civilian life. Mental health is a top priority for them!

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Veteran Training for things such as sleeping problems, anger management, problem-solving skills, parenting, and more are offered as well.

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The Veterans Crisis Line is a 24/7 service for Veterans and their loved ones. Get connected to a real person who is qualified to support Veterans.

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Make the Connection is a site that has hundreds of stories from Veterans about their experiences on a variety of topics. They share their stories for others to listen to and know they are not alone in what they are going through.

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