Peer Support can help You
Finding Your Path
Find a path, create action plans, and identify steps toward your goals by offering insights, sharing experiences, and collaborating with others.
Finding a Balance
Helps you find balance through a supportive network that promotes self-care and stress management, enabling a healthy equilibrium in your life.
Boost confidence by offering validation, encouragement, and constructive feedback from others who faced similar challenges, empowering you to believe in your abilities.
Creating a safe space for ongoing discussions, progress sharing, and addressing setbacks ensures a reliable network that offers encouragement and guidance throughout your journey.
Total Individuals Supported
Mental Health Professionals Supported
We are dedicated to providing our supportive services completely free of charge 💗
Supporting You Every Step of the Way
Maybe you are going through something now or perhaps you just need someone to chat with for a little while. You don’t have to do this alone!
We offer 1:1 Peer Support In Person or Remote
What is Peer Support?
Peer support is a collaborative approach to providing assistance and guidance, where individuals who have experienced similar challenges or circumstances come together to offer mutual support and understanding. It is based on the belief that those who have firsthand experience can provide unique insights and empathy that professional services may not always encompass.
Peer support offers a safe and understanding space for individuals to express their emotions, receive validation, and find comfort in knowing others have faced similar challenges.
Through peer support, individuals can benefit from the firsthand knowledge and insights of others who have successfully navigated similar situations, offering practical advice and strategies.
Empowerment and Growth
Peer support promotes personal growth, resilience, and self-advocacy by empowering individuals to take control of their own well-being and make informed decisions based on the experiences and perspectives shared by their peers.
Groups and Cafés
GPS Your Way To Wellness
TUESDAYS @ 2:00 PM
This is a peer-led support group for individuals seeking to gain or maintain an optimal level of overall health. Techniques and strategies from each of the four areas will be discussed: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual.
TUESDAYS @ 11 AM
This is a Peer-led support group for individuals living with mental health and substance use concerns. This unique, non-traditional group is open to the community at large and serves as a reassuring and enlightening space for those self identified with dual experiences.
WEDNESDAYS @ 2:00 PM
A peer-led support group for those living with mental health challenges.
Peer Support Specialist Cafe
THURSDAYS @ 6:00 PM
Peer Café is a peer-led weekly support group for any Mental Health Peer Specialist (MHPS), Recover Support Peer Specialist (RSPS), MHPS/RSPS Interns, and any other Peer Support or Recovery Support professionals. The purpose of Peer Café is to provide a safe space for peers to connect, debrief, and discuss the challenges and rewards of being a peer in the field. Peers need support too!
Supporting Roles By Forming Communities
FRIDAYS @ 11 AM
A peer-led support group for any Mental Health Peer Specialist (MHPS), Recover Support Peer Specialist (RSPS), Community Health Workers (CHW), Certified Family Partners (CFP) and any other direct care/supporting roles.
*In-person gathering once per month to build community and to network!*
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Peer Support can help You
Evaluate your experiences and perspectives, as engaging in open discussions with peers can offer different viewpoints and insights, leading to self-reflection and a deeper understanding of your own thoughts and emotions.
Help you find balance in your life, as interacting with others who have similar goals and aspirations can inspire you to prioritize self-care, set boundaries, and manage your time and energy more effectively.
Grow personally and professionally, as being part of a supportive community can offer opportunities for learning, skill-sharing, and mentorship, enabling you to acquire new knowledge, expand your abilities, and achieve your goals.
Support for Peers
If you are already working as a Peer Support Specialist and need someone to talk to or share ideas with, we are here for you, too.
Apoyo a Pares
Si ya estás trabajando como especialista en apoyo a pares y necesitas a alguien con quien hablar o compartir ideas, también estamos aquí para ayudarte.
For your Community Organization
"Thanks to the Connection Center's peer support, I gained the confidence to overcome my obstacles and felt a renewed sense of connection within the community. It's amazing what a difference peer support can make, and I highly recommend reaching out to the Connection Center for anyone in need."
"The peer support offered by the Connection Center has been a lifeline for my mental health. After experiencing a difficult time in my life, I felt overwhelmed and alone. But connecting with fellow peers who had gone through similar struggles made a world of difference."
"When I reached out for help, I was battling depression and feeling isolated. Connecting Center peer specialists offered a listening ear, compassion, and shared their own journey of overcoming depression. Through their guidance, I discovered new coping mechanisms, self-care practices, and local resources that have made a tremendous impact on my mental health."