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Program Information
Program Name: Projects to Empower and Organize the Psychiatrically Labeled, Inc. (PEOPLe, Inc.)
Year the Program was Started: 1990
Public Contact Person: Steve Miccio
Address: 126 Innis Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Telephone #: (845) 452-2728
Fax #: (845) 452-2793
Email Address:
Website URL:
Program Category: Advocacy, Crisis Prevention/Respite, Peer Support
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: Over $400,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 10-20
Paid Part-Time: 20+
Volunteers: 10-20
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Usually
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? Yes
Program Goals: To provide peer support, socialization, multi-cultural outreach, employment services, hospital diversion, emergency room advocacy, crisis/respite services, peer & systems advocacy, and community integration/supported housing.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: On-going research on outcomes of the crisis respite services. Third year.
Program Mission Statement: To instill a sense of hope, empowerment and self-determination in people with mental illness that fosters recovery and a transition to mental wellness.

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