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Parent Empowerment Group ( Formerly Family Peer Support Program)

Offered through Cattaraugus County 
Department of Community Services

Sometimes only someone who has experienced what you’re going through understands.

Family Peer Support Services offers knowledgeable and trained peer advocates who meet with parents to listen to their concerns. They connect parents with resources while also encouraging them to advocate for themselves and their children.
Family Peer advocates have raised children who experienced social, emotional, developmental or behavioral challenges in their home, school, placement or community.

They have accompanied and advocated for youth through many complex systems. They understand the importance of having someone who is nonjudgmental, honors confidentiality and acknowledges the difficulties they face, with whom to discuss their parenting challenges.

Parent Empowerment Group:

A parent-driven mentoring program designed to empower parents. It is sensitive to cultural differences while offering strenghts-based individualized support based on parents’ goals.

Olean YMCA
1101 Wayne St.
Olean, NY 14760
Last Friday of each month
6-7:30 p.m. includes pizza, drinks

King Memorial Library
9538 Main St,
Machias, NY 14101
Second Monday of each month
6:15-7:45 p.m.

Randolph Free Library
26 Jamestown St,
Randolph, NY 14772
Third Tuesday of each month
6:00-7:30 p.m.

For information, contact:
Jean Knapp,
Family Peer Support
Services Supervisor,
jknapp@rehabcenter.org
or 716-701-1135