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 Kevin Smith

Mission Statement:

Mental Health PEER Connection is an organization run for and by people with behavioral health disabilities, providing a person-centered approach to advocacy, peer counseling, transitional services, IL skill building, information and referral, and employment supports. MHPC fosters meaningful connections to enhance the quality of life for residents of Erie County. 

Vision Statement:

A peer-led organization facilitating community-based options for behavioral health recovery. 


3108 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14214 • 716-36-0822 • 716-835-3967 (Fax)

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