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


Jim and I met through Special Olympics (I am a coach - he is an athlete). At some point in the early 1990s, his service coordinator asked if I would be interested in being employed by Jim to provide support to him in the community. (Jim had been living on his own for quite some time and ju ...Read More