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To build collaborative partnerships that bridge people to community services by promoting personal recovery through education, socialization, and peer-advocacy while sharing lived experience,

self-discovery, and overall wellness

Peer Services

Our staff of Peer Specialists utilize skills learned in both formal training and from personal recovery experiences to assist others on their own recovery journeys.  Our goal is to assist others in leading more meaningful, fulfilling lives. 

Catholic Charities provides Peer Services through several programs. The Wishing Wellness Center and Peer Engagement programs provide supportive services to individuals in recovery for mental health challenges.

Through individual peer support and facilitation of workshops, peer staff provide education, advocacy, and empowerment that help link individuals to mental health treatment, housing, entitlements, and self-help programs.   


Referrals are required for our programs.  Services are available to those with a mental health challenge, with or without a co-occurring disorder.

Interested in Becoming a Certified Peer?

Catholic Charities of Broome County, with support from Care Compass Network, has partnered with Mental Health Empowerment Project (MHEP) in developing a Peer Support Institute.


This 4-week training for peers interested in becoming certified is offered both virtually and in-person.  It is open to anyone with lived mental health experience who has an interest in gaining skills desired to become a peer support staff and advocate.  If you are interested in learning more, please click the link below.

Peer Support Institute
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