Peer Counseling is people with disabilities sharing experiences, mentoring one another and learning from each other how to navigate the often complex service system. It is also a model that empowers people to learn and grow, to develop skills that will assist in successfully living in the community.
A Peer Counselor is:
A person who has a disability.
A person who offers guidance without taking control.
Someone who offers assistance and supports.
A person who can advocate and empower others to advocate for themselves.
Someone who will listen without judgment.
A person who will assist people to take control of the responsibilities of their own lives.
Someone who will assist people in creating a road map of their future.
Someone who will assist others in becoming the person they want to be.
Someone who will challenge people to dream.
A mentor who is a role-model for others who have a disability.
We take pride in who we are.
We believe Independence starts with EMPOWERMENT and empowerment begins with the individual!
Some of the other areas we can work together on:
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Eligibility and Service Area
Children and adults with any type of disability living in Broome, Chenango and Tioga Counties are eligible for these services.
Susie Link, Peer Counseling and IL Supervisor
Phone: (607) 724-2111 or toll free at (877) 722-9150 (Voice and TTY)
Fax: (607) 772-3611