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"To know that I can pass on my recovery experience and that helps others to have a home, to have money, to find a job and to live with pride in their community is a great gift to me as a staff member." –ST
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Self Help & Advocacy






We believe that support and information are an important part of recovery and to be heard starts that healing and empowerment process. At our six programs in distinct boroughs of New York City, peer advocates work in partnership with recipients dealing with issues of mental illness, chemical addictions, homelessness, and low incomes. They address financial and housing survival, assistance with entitlements: Social Security, Social Security appeals, Medicaid, public assistance and food stamp applications, employment needs and educational counseling assistance. Using these peer-to-peer partnerships, individually and in classes, we facilitate Double Trouble in Recovery (DTR) and Dual Recovery Anonymous (DRA) presentations and meetings for people with co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse issues. There are also many workshops and meetings on recovery and mind/body wellness. We have a multicultural staff but as needed we will get you a translator.

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