STRAWW

 

Southern Tier Recovery Activities Without Walls (STRAWW)

Southern Tier Recovery Activities Without Walls (STRAWW) is a multi-county, peer-driven recovery center in New York State, funded by the New York State Office of Mental Health to assist individuals in mental health recovery. Participants and Recovery Guides meet at various places in the community, not a specific building location, meaning that the center is “Without Walls.” As peers, we understand the barriers which may be encountered along the path of recovery, but also that recovery is a personal and unique journey. Recovery Guides offer peer support and encouragement on this journey, utilizing existing community resources to assist individuals in finding and igniting their “spark of life.” We partner with Directions on Independent Living in Olean and the Mental Health Association of Chautauqua County. STRAWW covers Allegany, Cattaraugus and Chautauqua counties.
 
Our program offers the following services and supports:
  • Offers social events that provide a range of opportunities
  • Assists individuals in identifying, remembering or discovering their passions in life
  • Serves as a clearinghouse of community participation opportunities
  • Engages individuals in volunteer activities, possibly leading to employment
  • Engages in community activities
  • Builds on existing best practices in self-help, peer support and mutual support
  • Operates with peer input and peer oversight
  • Supports individuals in linking to those community groups, organizations, networks or places that will nurture and feed an individual’s passions in life
 

STRAWW Contact Information

STRAWW Olean Office

2626 West State Street #213
Olean, NY 14760

(716) 790-8670

Directions In Independent Living

512 West State Street
Olean, New York 14760

716-373-4602

Mental Health Association 
In Chautauqua County

31 Water Street
Jamestown, New York 14701

716-661-9044

 

Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County

31 Water Street
Jamestown, NY 14701

STRAWW Recovery Guide
(716) 661-9044

Housing Options Made Easy, Inc.

75 Jamestown Street
Gowanda, NY 14070

STRAWW Recovery Guide
(716) 532-5008 Extension 22

Mental Health Association on Cattaraugus County

121 North Union Street
Olean, NY 13760

STRAWW Recovery Guide
(716) 372-0208 Extension 108

Housing Options Made Easy, Inc

2626 State Street
Olean, NY 14760

STRAWW Recovery Guide
(716) 372-4105

Directions in Independent Living

512 West State Street
Olean, NY 14760

STRAWW Recovery Guide
(716) 373-4602 Extension 17

Get in touch

Administrative Office:

75 Jamestown Street, Gowanda, NY 14070

Phone: (716) 532-5508 / (800) 421-1114

Fax: (716) 532-5618

Email: info@housingoptions.org