Recent National and State workshops/presentations: 

  • Aging Summit
  • Financial Literacy
  • Safety Training
  • Prisoner Re Entry
  • Dealing with mental illness and being a parent
  • Understanding what a peer is
  • New managed care world
  • Understanding stigma 
  • History of disability movement

MHPC has received the following distinguished awards by state and local institutions/groups/associations/agencies.

  • New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services, Inc. 2016 Marty Smith Memorial Award; presented to a uniquely inspired and dedicated provider who has demonstrated exemplary contributions to the advancement of best practices in service to New Yorkers with psychiatric disabilities.

  • December 2015, The Department of Psychiatry, University at Buffalo, SUNY, Outstanding Contributions to the Community and the Department of Psychiatry.

  • Housing Options Made Easy, Inc. Theresa K. Simons (TK)  Award 2015. 


As a result of research done by Columbia University Hygiene Research and Baltic Street AEH a peer run program in NYC, a state of the art financial literacy assessment and implementation of services is now provided.

Consumer Satisfaction

  • 94.4% of staff were able to communicate clearly with their peer 
  • 88.8% staff had a positive attitude while working with me
  • 94.3% staff treated me respectfully; responded back to me in a timely manner
  • 83.8% had an opportunity to set my goals
  • 88.8% can make my own decisions at MHPC
  • 94.4% the help I received from MHPC made me feel more confident about being able to deal with my life
  • 88.8% improved my ability to live decently in the community as a result of the services I received
  • 99.9% satisfied with the services I received at MHPC
  • 88.8% would recommend MHPC to others

For more information on services contact the WNYIL intake office at 716-836-0822, ext. 126, or email or walk in Tuesday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

For more information on implementing programs in your agency or MCO, contact Maura Kelley, Director CPRP  

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 • 716-36-0822 (Voice/TDD) • 716-835-3967 (Fax)

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