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


Pat found Person to Person: Citizen Advocacy while volunteering with Arise. Pat has been an advocate with Person to Person for many years and worked with a handful of protégés during that time. Pat found herself unmatched due to her previous Protégé moving ...Read More