TOI streamlines the way the agency provides services with an integrated pre-application for assistance. It is the point of entry for all agency programs and serves as an information hub for those in need of local resources. This process ensures that each is informed about services we can provide, smooths the application process, and holistically connects programs and resources to match their needs.
Individuals of all ages are encouraged to make healthy lifestyle and relationship choices.
Caregivers are provided with tools to take care of themselves and their loved ones.
Community members are better informed about a variety of topics.
Older adults stay informed with an agency newsletter.
Community members have improved quality of life with social contacts.
Tioga Tells was formed in 2018 after county leadership recognized that existing data did not tell the full story of everyday life for all Tioga County residents. Tioga Opportunities, Inc., The Rural Health Network of SCNY, and Tioga County Public Health formed a partnership to lead a countywide quality of life assessment aimed to bring resident’s feedback, concerns, and voices to the table. The assessment detailed excerpts from Tioga County residents and outlined strengths and challenges perceived to impact residents’ quality of life.
Now in its second year, Tioga Tells seeks to use recognized community strengths to address challenges, bridge diverse communities together, and continue to enhance the overall quality of life for residents of Tioga County. Tioga Opportunities is proud to host Project Lead and AmeriCorps VISTA member Catherine Faruolo to facilitate the implementation of action-steps municipality leaders can take to address concerns brought to light by residents in the year one study.
Tioga Opportunities, Inc. and Tioga Tells recently conducted a county wide survey to learn the extent that COVID-19 has impacted the quality of life within Tioga County and its residents.
To view the results of the COVID-19 Impact Survey Tioga Tells conducted please click the link below:
To view the executive summary of the year one study please visit the link below:
For more information on Tioga Tells you can visit these links below:
Financial Education & Stability
Budget and Credit Counseling
People will develop financial skills with increased understanding of money management and asset acquisition..
Financial Social Work
Help to develop a pathway to economic stability for people with low incomes by integrating financial social work and budget counseling into the overall service flow in all departments.
Home Appliance Loans
People will develop financial security with increased understanding of money management and asset acquisition.
Health & Wellness
Exercise for older adults
Older adults have increased balance, flexibility, and strength through group exercise.
Health and well-being through education and reproductive health services is improved.
In-home care services
Older adults are able to remain in their own homes for as long as possible.
The mental health and well-being of caregivers is improved with well-deserved respite.
Information & Assistance
If you don't know who to call for answers, Tioga Opportunities, Inc./ NY connects is here to answer questions you may have as you navigate local agencies and resources.
Medicare Insurance & Counseling
Customers are provided education that will allow them to make informed choices about healthcare options.
Home Delivered Meals
Women, Infants & Children (WIC)
The nutritional health and birth outcomes for infants, children, women, and families is improved.
People of all ages learn about using transportation options to improve their mobility and/or independence.
Safe Affordable Housing
Apartments for Rent
Older adults and individuals with disabilities obtain and/or maintain a safe and affordable living environment when renting a TOI-owned and managed housing unit.
Energy efficiency and safety makes a lasting, positive effect in every customer’s home.
Elderly and low-income residents of Tioga County experience health and safety improvement to their homes.
Radon Testing & Mitigation
Residents have fewer health concerns related to radon gas levels in the breathing areas of their homes.
Vulnerable people are able to obtain and maintain safe and affordable housing.
Residential Safety & Health
The overall health and well-being of people is improved because of Weatherization.