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“Hudson Valley woman shares inspiration for overcoming mental health illness” by the Spectrum News 1 Hudson Valley

Congratulations Lisa Ricci, People USA’s Dutchess Embedded Peer Specialist on sharing her story on Spectrum News 1 Hudson Valley: “Hudson Valley woman shares inspiration for overcoming mental health illness”.

“If I can help them learn a lesson, or help them with resources that I didn’t have, or experiences that I didn’t have, that is just what I love to do.” – Lisa Ricci

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“Hobbies as a Key to Fulfillment” by Next Avenue!

Congratulations Kim Wing, LCSW our Chief Program Officer for being interviewed for “Hobbies as a Key to Fulfillment” by Next Avenue!

“Resigning from my career was a sudden, unplanned life change. My middle son has disabilities, and I needed to focus on my family. Still, I knew I would have trouble adjusting, especially after giving up a long-term career that kept my mind busy 50 hours or more each week.”

“To make sure I didn’t lose my sense of self, I began experimenting with hobbies. And it helped tremendously. We need to be fulfilled in many aspects of life”

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“Treatment transforms patient’s mental health struggles into a life of purpose” by the Poughkeepsie Journal

Congratulations Lisa Ricci, People USA’s Dutchess Embedded Peer Specialist on sharing her story for the Poughkeepsie Journal : “Treatment transforms patient’s mental health struggles into a life of purpose”.

“I used to look at mental health struggles as a curse and think ‘why me,’ but now I’m working in the field and see it as a gift to help me connect with people,” Ricci said. “This is such an opportunity that I have been truly honored to get, and it’s something that has really put my life on a trajectory I didn’t know I was capable of.”

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People USA’s CEO, Steve Miccio was interviewed on the podcast “Behavioral Health Today”!

People USA’s CEO, Steve Miccio was interviewed on the podcast “Behavioral Health Today” episode 266 “People USA & Peer-led Innovation in Mental Health with Steve Miccio”.

“Our expectations should be that people can live a better life if they’re given the right support. In this episode, Dr. Graham Taylor speaks with Steve Miccio. Steve is the Chief Executive Officer of People USA, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping families and people with behavioral health challenges.

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People USA’s Financial Empowerment Workshops

Join People USA for Financial Empowerment:
Your Money, Your Goals A Financial Empowerment Toolkit

Adult Workshop Series: My Money Management
Wednesday, November 22, 2-2:30 PM
In Person Session @ People USA
Wednesday, November 29, 2-3:00 PM
Zoom Follow Up Session

Workshop includes:
Setting Goals, Saving
Tracking Income & Benefits, Paying Bills
Getting Through the Month, Dealing with Debt
Protecting Your Money

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People USA’s Annual Breakfast

People USA in partnership with The Bardavon
Presented our Annual Breakfast A Live Community Theater Event October 26th, 2023

Our event featured a Networking Breakfast, Award Ceremony, Live Theater: Shifting the Paradigm of Behavior Health Response, Open Discussion with Community Providers, and attendees received a FREE CEU.
People USA honored Ulster County Sheriff Juan Figueroa with the Marcus J. Molinaro Award for Advocacy at our Award Ceremony.

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2022 Report to the Community

What’s Inside

A Few Words from CEO Steve Miccio
Board of Directors
Welcome New Board Members
Program Information
2022 Program Outcomes
Financial Trends
Law Enforcement CIT Training
New York Program Locations
Thank you to our Supporters
Save the Date
Contact Information

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The Future of Crisis Care Isn’t in a Hospital

Introducing People USA’s Crisis Stabilization Center

The McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at New York University is evaluating People USA’s innovative Crisis Stabilization Center model, which is the first-ever peer-run Crisis Stabilization Center.

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2021 Report to the Community

WHAT’S INSIDE

2021 Program Outcomes
Training Law Enforcement
Regional Community Breakfast
Saving the System Millions
Innovation & Looking Forward
A Dedication to Our Tireless Team
Financial Trends
Welcome to New Board Members
Thank You to our Supporters

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People USA Fall 2021 Newsletter

WHAT’S INSIDE

Message of Hope in this Age of COVID

Ways We Can Help Each Other Through This Trauma

Resources to Know & Use in these Traumatic Times

Thank Yous

How to Support Us

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Groundbreaking Behavioral Health / Criminal Justice Work

People USA’s Westchester Forensic Mobile Crisis & Response Team is reducing incarceration rates, improving police responses & court treatment options, and ensuring that people presenting with behavioral health issues receive immediate care and connections to services, so that they can stay out of the criminal justice system whenever appropriate and possible.

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People USA Video Case Study

This People USA Video Case Study was featured at the American Psychiatric Association’s 2021 Annual Meeting!

The film features the following unique, peer-led People USA models:

– Rose Houses
– Crisis Stabilization Centers
– Forensic Mobile Crisis & Response Teams

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