• YOUTH PEER ADVOCATES

    WHAT IS A YOUTH PEER ADVOCATE?
    Youth Peer Advocates are trained professionals who have personally received mental health services and/or addiction treatment services. They will provide information,
    one-on-one support, validation, and hope to youth and their families as they navigate the mental health care system.

    Youth Peer Advocates facilitate support groups for youth 13-26 years old in Erie County and are available to meet with youth one-on-one by appointment.

    They also provide peer support to youth receiving inpatient treatment at Erie County Medical Center, Western New York Children's Psychiatric Center, Baker Victory Services, and BryLin Hospital.

    To learn more about the Youth Peer Advocates, or to obtain a complete schedule of upcoming community events and support group, please visit:
    www.mhawny.org

    If you would like to receive more information about the Youth Peer Program, please send an email to:
    peersupport@mhawny.org

    Mental Health Advocates of WNY
    999 Delaware Avenue
    Buffalo, NY 14209
    p (716) 886-1242 f (716) 881-6428