Ann Marie T. Sullivan, M.D., Commissioner
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

GOALS Center
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Begin GOALS Today...Succeed Tomorrow
The GOALS Center is a certified Intensive Psychiatric Rehabilitation Treatment Program (IPRT) for adults with a mental illness. GOALS staff provides Guidance and Opportunity and students Act, Learn, and Succeed in attaining their chosen goals.


Erie Community College

City Campus, Room 141

45 Oak Street Buffalo, NY 14203

(716) 851-1297


Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.,

Closed on holidays.


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The GOALS Center is located on the Erie Community College City Campus in downtown Buffalo. The campus is centrally located and convenient to public transportation from all city and suburban areas.

who is Eligible:
Individuals aged 18 and over who have a primary psychiatric diagnosis and are ready to identify goals and make changes in their lives are encouraged to apply. The GOALS Center supports primary mental health treatment; students need to remain linked with the provider of their mental health service.

What do we offer:
Classes are offered year round in academic preparation, health and wellness, personal development and computer skills. GOALS students recieve an ECC identification card which gives them privileges on campus. Use of resources at the ECC library, the computer lab, and access to the Flickinger Althletic Center are some of the benefits enjoyed by our students!


Meet Our Staff

Christopher Keller, Psy.d
Psychologist - Program Manager
Degree: Psy.D.--Clinical Psychology, C.W. Post/Long Island University, M.S.--Applied Psychology, C.W. Post/Long Island University, MSEd.--Counseling Education, St. Bonaventure University
Area of Clinical Interest: Psychological Assessment, Chronic Mental Illnessand Integrative Psychotherapy

Janine Ortman, CTRS

Instructor- Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist
Janine has been a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist for more than 25 years…working with children, adults and seniors in hospital and community settings. She likes to help people be proactive in maintaining healthy lifestyles. Recreation Therapy at the GOALS Center is used to help individuals restore, rebuild, and acquire new skills for living independently and maintaining a quality life in the community.

Barbara peters

Rehabilitation Counselor

45 Oak Street Buffalo, NY 14203 · Erie Community College City Campus · (716) 851-1297