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Mental Health PEER Connection     Western New York Independent Living, Inc.

Peer Support

Peer Support

Monday evenings 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Pre-register at https://bit.ly/2VT1HD5

Contact Bianca Logan youth@wnyil.org or 716-836-0822 ext. 540

People who need people

People Who Need People

Hosted by Leslie Saunders

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.

RSVP at lsaunders@wnyil.org or call 716-416-2522

“People who need People” is a support group designed for individuals who are new in the recovery process and are asking “what should I do now”?

Addict to addict virtual support group

A2A Support Group

Hosted by Megan Green

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

RSVP at: gvinson@wnyil.org or call 716-398-3907

A group for peers to help peers through the obstacles of addiction and recovery. This group is a judgment free zone to help one another recover.

Wellness wisdom

PEER 2 PEER  Wellness Wisdom

Hosted by Geraldine Metcalfe

Wednesdays 1:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m.

RSVP at gmetcalfe@wnyil.org or call 716-491-5323

This is a group that not only offers support, it will assist in the development of coping skills so that we can learn to become more tolerant and resilient. In this time period, where we are facing constant changes daily to our personal and work lives, developing tolerance of others and the world we live in will help us to increase our personal resilience. Becoming resilient will assist us in being able to improve how we respond and deal with these constant changes.  We will focus on developing our own personal WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plans) where we can keep track of what our stressors are and what tools work best for those stressors.

Hope for Families

Hope for Families

Hosted by Naomi Taylor

 

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

RSVP at ntaylor@wnyil.org or call 716-563-0078

 

While the pandemic is active, families are in their homes without activities to keep their thinking moving towards recovery. The peer support group will provide support similar to the face to face groups to enable family members to voice their concerns and struggles. This is a peer run family support group for family members in a time of crisis.

Peer connection

Peer Connection

Hosted by Geraldine Metcalfe

 

Wednesdays 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

RSVP at gmetcalfe@wnyil.org or call 716-491-5323

 

This group is about connecting with fellow peers in a supportive, topic-oriented format that provides peers a safe platform to explore emotion regulation, healthy coping strategies, mindfulness, and self-empowerment for anyone seeking help with a mental health disorder.

Open mic night

Open Mic Night: Freedom of Expression

Hosted by Lisa María Cruz

 

Thursdays 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

 

RSVP at lmcruz@wnyil.org or call 716-836-0822 ext. 520

 

Do you want to connect with other people and have some fun? Are you sick of being isolated? Are you brimming with ideas on how to express yourself? Are you ready for a creative outlet? If you answered yes to any of these questions then come on in and join our Open Mic Night: Freedom of Expression. People can freely express themselves through spoken word, singing, music, theater, dance and comedy.

white dove

Spirituality Group

Hosted by Delmar Jackson

 

Mondays and Fridays 12:00 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.

 

For more information or to join this group, feel free to contact Delmar Jackson via cellphone at 716-254-7511. You may also send an email at djackson@wnyil.org

 

This group is about connecting with fellow peers in a supportive, topic-oriented format that provides peers a safe platform to explore emotion regulation, healthy coping strategies, mindfulness, and self-empowerment for anyone seeking help with a mental health disorder.

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Community Integration Project Meeting

Hosted by Rafiq Salim

 

Thursdays 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

 

This is an online meeting of returned citizens that support each other in community integration and share information to improve the mental health, wealth and safety of the community.

 

For more information, call Rafiq Salim 716-836-0822 or email rsalim@wnyil.org

 

Note: This is a closed meeting for individuals who have returned to the community from an institution.

ready to work

Are You Work Ready?

In these uncertain times, let us help you land your next job

Mental Health PEER Connection 

Western New York Independent LIiving, Inc.

3108 Main Street, Buffalo, NY, 14214

Virtual Job Readiness Workshop

Every Tuesday: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

To Register:  contact Zanus Cook (716) 259-3920 or Geraldine Metcalfe (716) 491-5323

FREE Workshop Topics include:

  • Resume development 
  • Job search mentoring
  • Interviewing techniques
  • Dressing for success
  • Coping with change
  • Effective communication
  • Work life balance
  • Planning finances

And much more!

An important note about the RSVP process and privacy:

For your privacy

 

For Your Privacy

To maintain your privacy, we do not publicly share the phone numbers and links to our virtual meetings. Please call to RSVP. We will respect people's wishes to remain anonymous.