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Program Information
Program Name: Peer Advocacy
Agency Name: Catholic Charities of Oswego County
Year the Program was Started: 2002
Public Contact Person: Phil laux
Address: 160 S. Third street
Fulton, NY 13069
Telephone #: 315 598-2252
Fax #: 315 592-2867
Email Address:
Program Category: Advocacy, Peer Support, Support Group
Target Participants:
Young Adults, Adults
Program Setting:
Annual Program Budget: $100,000-$200,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: 1-2
Volunteers: 3-5
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? Usually
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: None
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: The PA program will facilitate peer support groups weekly. The PA program will assist it's peer with Wellness plans, and advanced directives.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: The mission of the Catholic Charities Peer Advocacy program is to advocate choice and empowerment in the lives of people living with mental health issues and co0occurring disorders.
Additional Information: Services: Individual support and advocacy. Advocates will work individually with people to meet their self defined recovery goals by providing....information on available services and choices. *providing resources and assistance in obtaining service benefits and entitlements. *Providing an understanding of mental illness from a peer perspective. * providing support to individuals with all levels of the SPOA process to obtain case management and hosing services. *Brining hope to those who have lost hope wit their mental illness.. *Providing assistance to those who feel their rights have been violated.

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