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Program Information
Program Name: Peer Networking Group of CNY, Inc.
Year the Program was Started: 1997
Public Contact Person: Jennifer Kinzie
Address: 800 South Wilbur Avenue
Room #3E3-22
Syracuse, NY 13204
Telephone #: (315) 473-1544
Fax #: (315) 473-0568
Email Address:
Website URL:
Program Category: Advocacy, Clubhouse, Peer Companion
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $100,000-$200,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 5-10
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Program brochure, Website
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: 1. To network, gather and exchange information. 2. To foster development and leadership capabilities. 3. Provide mentorship, support and to awareness to empower individuals to live independently and contribute to their communities.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: The Peer Networking Group of Central New York is an organization of persons with mental health dagnoses who come together to empower one another and work in equal opportunity with providers, policy makers, and concerned citizens. We seek to make the system of services the most responsible and respectful or our needs and gifts.
Additional Information: PNG serves 20 countires in the area of Central New York. We try to bring peers from different countries together to address specific needs that they face, as well as provide education and referrals regarding available services and current events.

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