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Personal Development Mentoring

Counties: Erie, Niagara and Chautauqua (Northern)

A Personal Development Mentor (PDM) guides a person towards identifying their strengths, uncovering authentic talents and applying their unique abilities in pursuit of their goals. The PDM helps to bridge the gap between where a person is and where they want to be by assisting with problem solving, decision making and goal attainment in daily life. This is a transitional, three to six month program that focuses on skill-building with an emphasis on community integration. Funded by Family Support Services (FSS) or Community Habilitation.

How it Works
The program uses one-on-one coaching to achieve personalized goals. It is built on a system of mutual accountability between the PDM and the participant as they develop a contract with expected outcomes and goals, as well as respective roles in moving toward achieving that goal.

All goals are broken down into smaller achievable actions, and participants are guided through the steps necessary to complete their goal. The idea is for each person to have gained the confidence and tools needed to move forward with the goal on their own.

For more information on PDM, call 716.880.3700. Want to join the program? Ask your care coordinator to make a referral.

Western New York 1219 North Forest Road | P.O. Box 9033 | Williamsville, New York 14231 | Phone: 716.817.7400 | Toll Free NY 1.888.7PEOPLE | Fax: 716.634.3889

Rochester 1860 Buffalo Road | Rochester, NY 14624 | Phone 585.441.9300 | Fax 585.441.9398

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