Peers: Find Peer Services
Peers are community members who use their lived experience and professional training to provide an array of services for people in addiction recovery or suffering from a mental health issue who need support and guidance.
Learn more below about the importance and purpose of peers and how you can find local peer services.
- What Are Peer Recovery Support Services? (PDF): Provides information about peer recovery support services that are designed to help people who are in recovery from drug or alcohol addiction, or those who are ready to start recovery.
- Parent Coaching: Find support and resources about substance use and addiction that are science- and research-based, and designed specifically for parents and caregivers.
- Family Support Services: Learn more about family support services, including Family Resource Centers, where parents and caregivers can meet with advocates who have also have experienced the struggle of raising a child with emotional or behavioral challenges.
NYC Family Resource Centers
- Peer Bridger Project: This program from the New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services helps to ease the transition for people discharged from New York psychiatric centers into community life.
- Friends of Recovery: Information on recovery support services and organizations in New York State.
- National Alliance on Mental Illness: Find trained volunteers with lived experience who can help people affected by mental illness.