Directory of Peer and Family Supports During Inpatient Admission

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					                          WESTERN REGION BEHAVIORAL HEALTH ORGANIZATON
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   Directory of Peer and Family
Supports During Inpatient Admission
                                                    June, 2012
Updates are being made as information becomes available. To check for updates please go to www.carecoordination.org/wrbho.shtm
                             Please send any updates/changes to Kathy Berthod at kberthod@ccsi.org
Inpatient Supports for Children (June, 2012)

    Organization        Site of Service      Days/Times                             Services Provided                                  Contact Person
                                          Services Provided

                                                            Monroe County Inpatient Support
                                           st
Mental Health           Strong            1 Tuesday,           *Family Mentors support parents of children with mental           Renee Jacobs
Association of          Memorial          3rd Thursday         health challenges during hospitalization and after discharge,     585-325-3145 x 133
Rochester               Hospital-         5:30-7:00pm          educate parents on community resources, advocate to               rjacobs@mharochester.org
                        Adolescent Unit                        ensures proper school placement and supports are in place
                                                               after discharge, mentor families in regards to safety plans and
                                                               transitions from inpatient to outpatient care, provide peer
                                                               group for parents, provide peer group for teens.
Compeer Rochester       N/A               N/A                  *Provide screened and trained adult volunteer mentors for         Sara Passamonte
                                                               long term individual support before, during, and after            585 546-8280 x106
                                                               hospitalizations. Family mentors help families navigate           spassamonte@compeer.org
                                                               systems and processes.
                                                              Erie County Inpatient Support
Erie County SPOA        Erie County       Varies               *If family is enrolled in the Family Voices Network (a            Rachaelle Benz
                        Medical Center                         community based service model for youth at risk of out of         716- 858-2618
                                                               home placement), an advocate will work with the family to         Rachaelle.Benz@erie.gov or
                                                               strengthen community plans for smooth and timely transition       Elizabeth Benitez
                                                               from the hospital.                                                716- 858-2192
                                                                                                                                 Elizabeth.Benitez@erie.gov
Western New York        Erie County       As needed            *Provide independent living skills instruction, peer              Crystal Jackson
Independent Living      Medical Center,                        counseling/support, advocacy and information/referral.            716-836-0822 x 115
Center                  Buffalo General                                                                                          cjackson@wnyil.org

Mental Health           BryLin            2-3 days a week      *Family advocates visit the adolescent unit to talk with youth    Jenny Laney
Association of Erie     Hospitals         from 5:30pm –        and families letting them know about peer and family support      716- 886-1242 ext. 313
County                                    7:00pm               resources after discharge.                                        laney@eriemha.org
Families Child           Erie County      As needed               *If families are enrolled or referred to Families Child Advocacy   Vicki McCarthy
Advocacy Network/        Hospitals                                Network, family advocates provide support on the CPEP Unit         716-884-2599 ext 302
Compeer West Inc.                                                 and during hospitalization. Services include advocacy,             Vicky@compeerbuffalo.org
                                                                  bridging between staff, family, youth and members of their
                                                                  care coordination team, linking to services outside of the
                                                                  hospital, assistance with development of safety plans.

                                                              Niagara County Inpatient Support
The Mental Health        Niagara Falls    Mon-Fri                 *Provide advocacy for individuals hospitalized at Niagara Falls    Betty Intihar
Association in Niagara   Memorial         8am-4pm                 Memorial Medical Center; provide information and referral for      716-433-3780
County, Inc.             Medical Center                           services within Niagara County.                                    bintihar@mhanc.com


                                                           Cattaraugus County Inpatient Support
Family Support and                        At the request of       *Provide family support, advocacy and education during the         Ginger Oyer
Youth Services                            the family or from      hospitalization of a child under the age of 18.                     716-372-0208 or 716-790-
                                          inpatient unit staff.                                                                      0022
                                                                                                                                     goyer@mhacatt.org
                                               Inpatient Supports for Adults (June, 2012)

     Organization       Site of      Days/Times                          Services Provided                              Contact Person
                        Service       Services
                                      Provided
                                              Cattaraugus County Inpatient Support
Mental Health        Olean General                   *Peers help create WRAP plans, start working on                Rolita Wielkie
Association of       Hospital                        SSI/SSDI applications, work with indivdiuals to find out       (716) 372-0208
Cattaraugus County                                   what their life goals are, work one on one to get the person   rwielkie@mhacatt.org
                                                     back into the community, assist with referring them to
                                                     services.
                                                     This is a new program (Recovery Center-S.T.R.A.W.W. )
                                                     in the Tri-County area (Cattaraugus, Allegany &
                                                     Chautauqua ) partnering with H.O.M.E. (the lead agency),
                                                     Mental Health Association in Cattaraugus County, Mental
                                                     Health Association in Chautauqua County, and Directions
                                                     In Independent Living.
                                                 Monroe County Inpatient Support
Mental Health        RGH- G-1 Unit   Skills Grp: 2   *Recovery Skills Training groups conducted by peers.           Cindi Licata
Association of                       Tues/mos.       *Community Resources Information groups educate                585-325-3145 ext. 113
Rochester                            2:00pm          individuals about programs/services available after            clicata@mharochester.org
                                     Resource        discharge (conducted by peers).
                                     Grp: 2          *Peer Coaches work one-on-one with individuals beginning
                                     Thurs/mos.      in inpatient settings and continuing after discharge.
                                     2:30pm          *Peer Coaches work with individuals on a variety of issues
                                     Peer            related to continuing recovery strategies, staying
                                     Coaches: 2      connected with supports and community resources,
                                     Thurs/mos       maintaining healthy routines.
                                     2:30pm + as     *Coaches also help individuals obtain housing and
                                     needed          government benefits.
Mental Health           Strong/2-9200   Resource       *Community Resources Information groups educate               Cindi Licata
Association of          Unit            Group and      individuals about programs/services available after           585-325-3145 ext. 113
Rochester                               Peer           discharge (conducted by peers).                               clicata@mharochester.org
                                        Coaches        *Peer Coaches work one-on-one with individuals beginning
                                        Every          in inpatient settings and continuing after discharge.
                                        Friday,        *Peer Coaches work with individuals on a variety of issues
                                        11:00am        related to continuing recovery strategies, staying
                                                       connected with supports and community resources,
                                                       maintaining healthy routines. Coaches also help individuals
                                                       obtain housing, government benefits.
Mental Health           Strong/3300     Recovery       *Recovery Skills Training groups conducted by peers.          Cindi Licata
Association of          Unit            Skills                                                                       585-325-3145 ext. 113
Rochester                               Training                                                                     clicata@mharochester.org
                                        Groups
                                        1st and 3rd
                                        Mondays at
                                        10:30am
                                                      Erie County Inpatient Support
Mental Health Peer      Erie County     As needed      *Peers provide the following during hospitalization:          Crystal Jackson
Connection: Member of   Medical                        independent living skills evaluation and instruction, WRAP    716-836-0822 x 115
the WNY Independent     Center,                        planning, peer counseling/support, advocacy, and              cjackson@wnyil.org
Living Inc. family of   Buffalo                        information/referral.
agencies                General                        *Peers provide the following on an outpatient basis: life
                                                       coaching, work support, and benefits advisement

                                                 Wyoming County Inpatient Support
Peers Helping Peers     Wyoming                     *Peers provide support during hospitalization.                   Colleen Eccleston
                        Community                                                                                    585-786-0992
                        Hospital                                                                                     Colleenec01@aol.com

				
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