Peer Support


What is a Peer?

A peer is someone who has experienced what you are going through. The Mental Health Association can match you with a peer/resource navigator that will work with you on a one-to-one basis to help you ensure your basic needs.

Some of the things a peer/resource navigator can help you with:

  • Make sure you have food
  • Access to needed clothing and household items
  • Benefits issues (such as food stamps, cash assistance, social security, and housing)
  • Accompany you to DHS or Social Security appointments and help with the necessary paperwork
  • Help resolve utilities/phone shut-off issues
  • Landlord issues

Peer Navigation

Information on mental health conditions or assistance with:

  • Accessing mental health services
  • Getting or keeping public benefits
  • Resolving employment issues
  • Resolving housing issues
  • Resolving health insurance issues



Josephine Vasquez – Resource Navigator

585-325-3145 x218
No referral necessary