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Using the unique power of peer supports to enhance recovery and self-empowerment informs CAPS, a peer-run organization serving adults in New York’s capital region recovering from mental illnesses.

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Community Drop-In Center

Club member holding the door to welcome you.A welcoming, warm, dry safe place to be that's open when other programs are closed. Past and present activites at CDIC include

  • Hot dinner served
  • Can just sit quietly, nap, read, watch TV, movies
  • Social opportunities such as games, conversation, parties
  • Self-help and peer support groups such as Anger Management, MICA, and Support Group.
  • Community speakers
  • Music room
  • Exercise room
  • Weekly meeting with members and staff to discuss involvment in the club.
  • Arts & Crafts, Writing Group
  • Hot Topics
  • Free, on-site HIV and blood pressure testing, flu shots
  • Benefits counseling
  • Clothing and household goods bank

In 2009, CDIC was renamed to The Victor Pagano Community Drop-In Center in honor of one of our early executive directors.

CDIC is open Monday through Saturday from 2pm until 8pm; Sunday and holidays from 12pm to 6pm.

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Contact Details

Capital Area Peer Services
354 Central Avenue
Albany, NY 12208-2311

P 518.427.5056
F 518.427.5059

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