Aurora of CNY Announces Strategic Partnership with Liberty Resources

Aurora of CNY will celebrate its Centennial Anniversary, 100 years of service to the community, with an exciting new venture. In 2017, Aurora of CNY will affiliate operations with Liberty Resources, a dynamic and constantly evolving, multi-service, integrated health care and behavioral health provider.

The vital mission of Aurora of CNY will remain unchanged: to promote independence, opportunity and full-access for individuals of all ages with vision or hearing loss. Both organizations will realize expanded capacity.  The affiliation will enable Aurora of CNY and Liberty Resources to enhance current services for individuals with vision and hearing loss and develop many new service lines.  Specifically, the partnership will allow consumers of Aurora’s trusted services to access Liberty Resources’ integrated primary care and behavioral health services.

“This is a future-oriented opportunity to preserve and expand services to people with vision/hearing loss in our community--and beyond,” states Debra Chaiken, President of Aurora of CNY. “In the constantly-changing health care and human service environment, the synergies between Aurora and Liberty Resources will bring a full-continuum of services to enhance the health and well-being of individuals with vision and hearing loss in our community.”

This affiliation is effective January 1, 2017, as adopted by both boards. Both Aurora of CNY and Liberty Resources will maintain their independent Board of Directors under the governance of a new parent organization Board of Directors.

“The strategic partnership of Aurora and Liberty Resources joins two highly-regarded human services agencies in a dynamic alliance to increase services to individuals with vision and hearing loss in Central New York. There is tremendous opportunity to integrate our respective agencies’ services,” says Carl Coyle, CEO of Liberty Resources. “We look forward to implementing Health Homes care management services to individuals with vision and hearing loss, and Aurora will be able to provide access to integrated mental health and primary care via the Liberty Resources Brownell Clinic.”