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Mental Health Empowerment Project

Welcome to Mental Health Empowerment Project, Inc. (MHEP)! We are a recipient run, not-for-profit corporation organized in 1988 to develop and strengthen self-help and mutual support/recovery activities throughout the United States.
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Monday - Friday 9AM - 5PM
Saturday - Sunday CLOSED
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(518) 434-1393

3 Atrium Drive, Suite 205 Albany, NY 12205

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PeerConnect518

3 Atrium Drive, Suite 205
Albany, NY   12205
Phone:  518-434-1393
Fax:  518-434-3823

Peer Support Services

Our Peer Support Services in Albany County are designed to encourage people to  find their personal power, use their own unique voice and set direction that will help them to achieve their goals and reclaim their lives. PeerConnect518 provides peer support to people who have a mental health related diagnosis or are dually diagnosed.  It also aims to provide peer support opportunities to people who are members of the Capital Region Health Connections Health Home.

 

MHEP’s Peer Support Mentors offer:

One-on-One Peer Support

We use shared experience to create a bond that allows us to help people move forward in all aspects of life. Meetings are held in our office space, on the phone, in the community or in the person’s home. We use the Intentional Peer Support (IPS) method of peer support; developing relationships that are centered around connection, empathy and trust.

 

Advocacy Services

We offer advocacy and mentoring services that help people learn about and protect their rights with a focus on the individual’s expressed needs, desires and objectives. We also routinely refer people to obtain desired services in all systems.

 

Holistic Paths to Wellness

We introduce people to self-directed recovery tools that can increase mastery over physical, spiritual and emotional health by offering activities that connect people to complimentary wellness approaches (like yoga, acupuncture, nutrition, aromatherapy, meditation, etc.) and self-help and empowerment seminars on topics that help people to find their voice, connect to their personal power and the power of peer support.

 

Creative Community Connections

Through our collaborative community partnerships with businesses, faith-based communities, colleges and other, we encourage people to connect with local resources as a way to develop their personal interests and hobbies, deepen their social connections and cultivate diverse pathways to achieving their goals.

Empowerment Exchange

2136 Burdett Avenue
Troy, NY   12180
Phone:  518-235-2173
Fax:  518-235-8126

What We Offer

One-on-One Peer Support

We use shared experience to create a bond that allows us to help people move forward in all aspects of life. Meetings are held in our office space, on the phone, in the community or in the person’s home. We use the Intentional Peer Support (IPS) method of peer support; developing relationships that are centered around connection, empathy and trust.

Advocacy Services

We offer advocacy and mentoring services that help people learn about and protect their rights with a focus on the individual’s expressed needs, desires and objectives. We also routinely refer people to obtain desired services in all systems.

Holistic Paths to Wellness

We introduce people to self-directed recovery tools that can increase mastery over physical, spiritual and emotional health by offering activities that connect people to complimentary wellness approaches (like yoga, acupuncture, nutrition, aromatherapy, meditation, etc.) and self-help and empowerment seminars on topics that help people to find their voice, connect to their personal power and the power of peer support.

Peer Specialist Training

We offer a five week, state of the art, Peer Specialist training for people who are interested in earning their NYS Peer Specialist certification.

Peer Support Line

The Peer Support Line is a 24 hour, confidential, non-crisis phone line that is operated by people in recovery. We offer hope and non-judgmental conversation to callers who are looking for someone to talk to about a problem, a plan or a success or who are just seeking information about community resources.

Creative Community Connections

Through our collaborative community partnerships with businesses, faith-based communities, colleges and other, we encourage people to connect with local resources as a way to develop their personal interests and hobbies, deepen their social connections and cultivate diverse pathways to achieving their goals.

Volunteer Opportunities

Recognizing that volunteering is a valuable way to share experience and skills, remembering that everyone has something to offer others, we offer a range of opportunities to people
looking for ways to connect with others in a meaningful way, learn new skills or practice a work experience before seeking employment.

RISE Center

Reach Inspire Strengthen Empower

6 Gramatan, Suite 206
Mt. Vernon, NY   10550
Phone:  914-664-3444
Fax:  914-664-5043

What We Offer

One-on-One Peer Support

We use shared experience to create a bond that allows us to help people move forward in all aspects of life. Meetings are held in our office space, on the phone, in the community or in the person’s home. We use the Intentional Peer Support (IPS) method of peer support; developing relationships that are centered around connection, empathy and trust.

Advocacy Services

We offer advocacy and mentoring services that help people learn about and protect their rights with a focus on the individual’s expressed needs, desires and objectives. We also routinely refer people to obtain desired services in all systems.

Holistic Paths to Wellness

We introduce people to self-directed recovery tools that can increase mastery over physical, spiritual and emotional health by offering activities that connect people to complimentary wellness approaches (like yoga, acupuncture, nutrition, aromatherapy, meditation, etc.) and self-help and empowerment seminars on topics that help people to find their voice, connect to their personal power and the power of peer support.

Peer Specialist Training

We offer a five week, state of the art, Peer Specialist training for people who are interested in earning their NYS Peer Specialist certification.

Peer Support Line

The Peer Support Line is a 24 hour, confidential, non-crisis phone line that is operated by people in recovery. We offer hope and non- judgmental conversation to callers who are looking for someone to talk to about a problem, a plan or a success or who are just seeking information about community resources.

Justice Involved Recovery Coach

We develop and maintain peer support relationships with justice involved individuals that offer the opportunity for self-reflection, goal setting, and one to one support that helps to avoid emergency room visits, re-incarceration and hospitalization.

Peer Bridger Services

Bridger services are provided in Westchester hospitals as well as Rockland State Psychiatric Center. This service provides hospital-based engagement and discharge support with a primary focus on relationship building and strengthening community connections.

The Advocacy Coalition at RPC

140 Old Orangeburg Road
Orangeburg, NY 10962
Phone: 845-680-8404

The Advocacy Coalition at Rockland Psychiatric Center

One-on-One Peer Support

We use shared experience to create a bond that allows us to help people move forward in all aspects of life. Meetings are held in our office space, on the phone, in the community or in the person’s home. We use the Intentional Peer Support (IPS) method of peer support; developing relationships that are centered around connection, empathy and trust.

Advocacy Services

We offer advocacy and mentoring services that help people learn about and protect their rights with a focus on the individual’s expressed needs, desires and objectives.

Holistic Paths to Wellness

We introduce people to self-directed recovery tools that can increase mastery over physical, spiritual and emotional health by offering activities that connect people to complimentary wellness approaches (like yoga, acupuncture, nutrition, aromatherapy, meditation, etc.) and self-help and empowerment seminars on topics that help people to find their voice, connect to their personal power and the power of peer support.