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Program Information
Program Name: Capital Area Peer Services, Inc.
Year the Program was Started: 1988
Public Contact Person: Dan Reilly
Address: 352 Central Avenue
Albany, NY 12206
Telephone #: (518) 427-5056
Fax #: (518) 427-5059
Email Address: danr@nycaps.org
Website URL: www.nycaps.org
Program Category: Advocacy, Drop-in Center, Housing
Target Participants:
Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: Over $400,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 3-5
Paid Part-Time: 10-20
Volunteers: 1-2
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, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: See Mission Statement
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Capital Area Peer Services, �CAPS�, promotes dignity, safety, recovery, and community. CAPS, a peer-run agency that serves adults in the capital region of New York state who are recovering from mental illnesses, uses the unique power of peer services to enhance recovery and self-empowerment. Our programs enhance the well-being of those we serve through increased community integration, systems advocacy, and problem solving skills in environments that foster self-determination.

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