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Schedule of Online Meetings
(Yes, we're meeting tonight and Saturday!)

Tips for Facilitating Online Groups - A work in progress

Facilitator Meetings
For support group facilitators working together on best practices
Every Tuesday and Thur, 6:00 – 7:15 pm
Saturday, 12:00 – 1:15 pm

(Click a day and time for connetion information)

Support for Peer Supporters
For anyone in the peer support workforce to give and receive support
(supervisors are welcome)
Every Tuesday and Thur, 7:30 – 8:30 pm
Saturday, 2:00 – 3:15 pm

(Click a day and time for connetion information)

Meeting connections were recently changed!
To access the full list of meetings, click here.

More Support

New York City

Peer Workforce Support Line
Support for those who provide peer support
Every Wed and Thur, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
(929) 274-1356
Learn more

Long Island

Online Peer Support and Warmline
Association for Mental Health and Wellness
M-F 9-5 pm, Sat. 5-10 pm, Sun. 2-7 pm.
631-471-7242 ext. 1217
Learn more

Albany (Capital Area)

Virtual (Online) Support Groups
Mental Health Empowerment Project
Monday – Friday, 4:00 – 5:00 pm
To learn more, call 518-235-2183 or send email to or

Peer Run Warmline
Mental Health Empowerment Project
Empowerment Exchange, Troy
Available 24 x 7
RISE Center, Mount Vernon
Learn more

Peer Run Warmline
Capital Area Peer Services (CAPS)
Careline Every Day: 5 PM to 1 AM
518-427-5056 ext 2 or ext 115; or 518-427-0310
Learn more


Peer Run Warmline
Mental Health Association of the Southern Tier
Available 24 x 7 (Our House Peer Respite)
(607) 240-7291
Learn more


Peer Run Warmlines
Housing (Recovery) Options Made Easy
Available Every Evening 4-11 pm
Erie County
Phone 844-749-3848 | Text 716-392-2221
Southern Tier
Phone 877-426-4373 | Text 716-392-0252
Learn more


Peer Run Warmline
East House
Available 24 x 7 (Affinity Place Peer Respite)
Learn more

Southeastern New York

Peer Run Warmlines
Warren and Washington Co. 518-502-1172
Putnam Co. 845-452-2728 Ext 401 or 402
Orange/Ulster Co. 845-452-2728 Ext 301
or 845-795-2346 Ext 7
Dutchess Co. 845-452-2728 Ext 450 or 606
Learn More

This list of support lines is based on peer-run phone support. Although listed by region, most of these peer lines accept calls from anywhere in the state.

Veteran Peer Support

24 x 7 Support Line
for Veterans and their Families

This veteran peer line accepts calls from anywhere in the nation

These lists are updated regularly.
Something to add or change?

Send email to 

Next week:

March 30, 3:00 -4:30 pm
Webinar: Supporting Older Adults: Honoring Their Strengths

with Michelle Zechner, Clinton Green, Liz Breier, Shanti Vani, and Gayle Bluebird

Academy of Peer Services 
Faces and Places of Peer Support Webinar Series
To register, click here

MHTTC Northeast and Carribean (Region 2)
Recovery Webinar Series

March 31, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Webinar: Peer Services: Peer Providers Offer Understanding, Respect, Mutual Empowerment, and Support to Others Through Use of Their Personal Experiences: Martha Barbone and Rita Cronise
SAMHSA Northeast and Carribean MHTTC

April 7, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Webinar: Supervision of Peer Providers: Effective Supervision of Peers by Non-Peer Supervisors with Joanne Forbes and Rita Cronise
SAMHSA Northeast and Carribean MHTTC
Visit our Calendar

For a Special Crisis Edition of Peggy Swarbrick's
Words of Wellness, click here.

The Virtual Community Calendar is updated frequently. 
Something to add or change? Send email to 

Calling all Support Group Facilitators!
Join us in writing a new guide in what it's like to move groups online.

Join us! 
This is an opportunity to come together as peers to help other peers. We're gathering our experience into this guide: Tips for Facilitating Online Groups.

For a schedule of facilitator groups and connection information, click here

To learn more about this project, send email to:
Academy of Peer Services

Term 1 Extended to April 20
Term 1, 2020 will now be extended by three weeks to April 20, to allow online learners to access the courses. Term 2 will begin as scheduled at noon on Monday, April 27. For the full announcement in the Academy of Peer Services news new forum, click here
Remember: Transforming Lives With the Arts

Be sure to check this new Elective course by Gayle Bluebird and Debbie Trueheart.

For this and 50 more online courses, visit:
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