WHAT WE DO

The Mission of Person to Person: Citizen Advocacy is to promote advocacy for and protection of persons with developmental disabilities throughout Central New York.  The Person to Person organization creates matches between advocates-community volunteers- and proteges- persons with developmental disabilities at risk of being devalued and physically and socially isolated because of their mental and/or physical disabilities.  

 

With support from the Person to Person staff, matches between advocates and persons with developmental disabilities are often long-lasting friendships that incorporate advocacy which can range from informal to some level of legal responsibilities.  

 

"Where there is passion, there is hope."

Dr. Wolf Wolfensberger

SUCCESS STORIES

My journey with Lee (Liang) began in May 1994. I worked as a Direct Care Professional at Lee’s home, later becoming the House Manager before leaving in 2000.   In 2001, I was asked if I would be interested in becoming Lee’s advocate. At that time I was married and had a young son ...Read More