The New York State Alliance of Information & Referral Systems (NYS AIRS) is a regional affiliate of the national Alliance of Information and Referral Systems (AIRS). It is a statewide association representing comprehensive and specialized information and referral (I&R) providers committed to providing quality I & R services. It helps to shape, inform, and implement the mission of AIRS at the local level in order to support and build excellence in I&R.
NYS AIRS is:
- a professional membership association and the New York affiliate of the national AIRS, which has more than 1,200 organizational members
- an advocate for the use of clear and consistent professional standards for the Information and Referral (I&R) industry
- a provider of support, networking opportunities, technical assistance and quality training for the I&R field
NYS AIRS diverse membership includes independent community organizations, individuals, governmental departments, 2-1-1s, crisis hotlines, military service centers, senior and child care services, multi-service organizations, libraries and others helping to connect people to services they require. NYS AIRS members are automatically members of AIRS and receive the benefits of both organizations.