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    Programs that offer individual therapeutic sessions which are facilitated or guided by an individual who is the same age as the client (an age-peer) or who has experienced and resolved the same type of problem as the client.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    Counseling ServicesThis is a focused, intensive, prevention intervention targeted to youth who have demonstrated an extreme high risk of involvement in criminal activity. Services include case management, individual and family needs assessments with referrals and anger management and peer group facilitation.AlbanyTARGET PROGRAMTRINITY ALLIANCE OF THE CAPITAL REGION
    Disease/Disability Care ServicesOffers Peer Counseling on Disabilities Issues, enables individuals with disabilities to hire their own personal assistants who are paid by Medicaid, and provides information and referral for individuals with disabilities and their families. Core services include peer counseling, independent living skills training, benefits advisement, individual and systems advocacy. Provides Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Services in Rennselaer County.RensselaerDISABILITY CARE PROGRAMSINDEPENDENT LIVING CENTER OF THE HUDSON VALLEY
    Disease/Disability Care ServicesSAIL provides counseling and teaching, and facilitates information giving and sharing for individuals with disabilities, family members and other interested parties on both an individual and a group basis. Support groups that currently meet at the center include the Alzheimer's Support Group, the Autism Support Group, the Crohn's and Colitis Support Group, the Fibromyalgia Support Group, the MS Support, the Stroke Support Group, TBI Support Group, and the Self-Advocacy Support Group. The center facilitates the development of other support groups as requested.WarrenPEER COUNSELING AND SUPPORT SERVICESSOUTHERN ADIRONDACK INDEPENDENT LIVING CENTER
    Mental Health ServicesThe Empowerment Exchange offers individualized peer-to-peer outreach and support to individuals who may find it difficult to reach out and connect to their neighbors and members of their communities. It provides advocacy services that protect the rights and interests of the individual, offers support to help the person make more use of community facilities and community life, and acts as a clearinghouse of information related to self help, mutual support, rights, natural community supports and alternatives. The Empowerment Exchange hosts a range of self help groups and activities that promote wellness, recovery and self determination and hosts a confidential, non-crisis peer support line that is operated by individuals in all stages of recovery who offer hope and strength to individuals who are experiencing fear, grief, sadness, anger, anxiety, or loneliness.AlbanyEMPOWERMENT EXCHANGEMENTAL HEALTH EMPOWERMENT PROJECT (MHEP)
    Mental Health ServicesIn-Patient Peer Advocacy provides inpatient services for those receiving care at the Capital District Psychiatric Center. Peer Advocates are trained and available upon request of the consumer assisting in providing education regarding consumer rights as well as providing emotional support. AlbanyIN-PATIENT/MEMBER PEER ADVOCACYCAPITAL AREA PEER SERVICES (CAPS)
    Support Group ServicesOffers peer-led support groups monthly for people struggling with breast cancer. Support groups are led by cancer survivors and are monitored by a trained social worker. UlsterBREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUPSBREAST CANCER OPTIONS

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