First Time Expectations

Sometimes, going to a new place for the first time can create anxiety. We are acutely aware of that here at the Capital Area Peer Services Drop-In Center, (also known as CDIC). Our staff has a “no pressure” approach to assisting potential new members in filling out our short application. It usually takes less than 10 minutes.

All you need to do is to ask a staff member (who will greet you at the door as a part of our normal check-in policy) how to become a member. The staff member will ask you to have a seat and provide you with a short application. The staff member will fill it out for you. You will be asked where you receive your mental health services. You must be receiving them in Albany County as that is where our funding comes from. You may be asked to verify this by obtaining a business or appointment card from your care manager or clinician.

You will be asked to sign an understanding of our grievance policy as well as a few simple rules regarding expectations of conduct while in our Drop-In Center.

Once that has been completed you will be given a tour of our facility and asked to feel at home.