Family Peer Advocates are valuable professionals within the child serving system. They are uniquely qualified to work with families based on their first-hand experience as the parent/caregiver of a young person with a social, emotional, behavioral, health, or developmental disability. This experience, combined with additional Parent Empowerment (PEP) training, allows them to provide peer support to parents of children with similar challenges.
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Suicide Crisis Hotline
1-800-273-TALK (8255) Toll Free
Child Abuse & Maltreatment Hotline
1-800-342-3720, Toll Free
1-800-342-3720, NY Relay
Vulnerable Persons Central Register (VPCR) Hotline
1-855-373-2122 Toll Free
A-Z of Disabilities and Accommodations
(800) 526-7234 Toll Free
(877) 781-9403 TTY
Disability Resource Clearinghouse and Navigators
1-800-624-4143 Toll Free
7-1-1 NY Relay
Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) Questions
1-888-NYSHESC (1-888-697-4372) Toll Free
Home of Your Own (HOYO) Program
Social Security Office Locator
1-800-772-1213 Toll Free
1-855-322-1022 Toll Free
Work Incentives Hotline
1-888-224-3272 Toll Free
Information and support for individuals and families with behavioral, emotional, physical and/or mental health challenges.
Help given to a person or organization in the form of money, loans, reduced taxes, etc.
Information regarding the discrimination against people with physical/mental disabilities, as well as information on protective services.
Planning, development, delivery, and evaluation of activities designed to achieve specific learning objectives and help resolve problems.