These two agencies are not ACL members, but it is still interesting to watch what is happening on this front across the state. Please see the press release from Northern Rivers below.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 1, 2019
Unlimited Potential Joins Northern Rivers Family of Services as Affiliate
ALBANY AND SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Northern Rivers Family of Services and Unlimited Potential, Inc., have announced that the Saratoga provider of vocational rehabilitation services has joined Northern Rivers as an affiliate agency. Unlimited Potential joins founding Northern Rivers affiliates Northeast Parent & Child Society and Parsons Child & Family Center as members of an organization that provides a continuum of home-, clinic-, school,- and community-based programs that provide person-centered, trauma-informed innovative solutions to ensure clients live their best lives.
The addition of Unlimited Potential’s impactful mental health services designed to increase vocational opportunities for clients to the Northern Rivers portfolio of services will provide benefits to both organizations as well as the community at large. Unlimited Potential will be able to expand their services beyond Saratoga County and increase their services to teens and young adults, and Northern Rivers will gain access to supportive employment services and certified peer services for youth and adults in care.
Under the terms of the affiliation, Unlimited Potential will retain its name and headquarters at 36 Cady Hill Boulevard in Saratoga, and all 11 Unlimited Potential staff members are expected to remain under Northern Rivers. Northern Rivers will assume ownership of Unlimited Potential and its assets.
The affiliation agreement, ratified by both boards of directors, was the result of a 13-month due diligence process including extensive fiscal, legal, and regulatory research and reviews.
“Bringing Unlimited Potential into the Northern Rivers family will benefit not only the clients of our agencies but the entire community. Broadening and deepening the array of services available means better outcomes and greater success,” said Justin Priddle, Chair of the Northern Rivers Board of Directors.
“This affiliation makes us all stronger. Our vocational rehabilitative services compliment Northern Rivers’ existing offerings, and connecting our clients to Northern Rivers’ extensive network, especially here in Saratoga County, will provide a huge benefit,” said Stephen O’Shea, Chair of the Unlimited Potential Board of Directors.