Benefits Advisement Program
A program designed to assist people, with mental health issues, in obtaining/ maintaining government benefits in order to manage their disability. Benefits advisement provide information & referral, advocacy, and peer counseling in obtaining SSI, SSDI, Social Services (Health Insurance, Food Stamps, Cash Assistance) benefits and maintaining them.


Erie County Medical Center Peer Support Specialist Program
Peers assist patients in the behavioral health department in maximizing services while in the hospital in order to have a successful discharge into the community.


Wellness Coaching
A program designed to assist people with mental health issues, with improving their quality of life in the areas of mental and physical health, housing and community integration, daily needs, independent living skills and life management skills. We have wellness coaches in Buffalo Psychiatric Center and Buffalo Mental Health Court which assist in serving individuals with successful discharge from higher levels of care.


Work Support Program
A program designed to assist people, with mental health issues, with obtaining and maintaining employment in their community. Support Services are provided in assisting with developing interview skills, resume and cover letter writing, job searching, peer support, and life management.


Home and Community Based Services
MHPC’s Home and Community Based Services is for hard-to-reach adults experiencing behavioral health issues. Our peers are experienced in what it takes to be in recovery, and have personal experience navigating systems that impact quality of life such as the Social Security Administration, Social Services, Housing systems, OPWDD, and gaining meaningful employment. Our peers help to bridge individuals from their homes into the community.

Counties Served: Erie, Niagara, Chautauqua, Genesee, Cattaraugus, Orleans, Wyoming.

Mission & Vision

Mission Statement
The Mental Health Peer Connection is a peer-driven advocacy organization dedicated to facilitating self-directed growth, wellness and choice through genuine peer mentoring. 

Our Vision
"Peers Empowering Peers Together"

3108 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14214 • 716-836-0822 (Voice/TDD) • 716-835-3967 (Fax)