Peer Services

Services and Support Groups

All self-help groups are peer-run and held at 16 Main Street, Hempstead, NY.

Click here to see our calendar of events

If you are a first-time attendee, please call (516) 489-0100 ext. 4 for more information

Peer Coaching Academy

MHANC’s Peer Coaching Academy has 22 peer coaches that assist others to take responsibility for their own lives and help them implement the steps needed to meet their desired goals. Peers enrolled in our academy receive coaching support and are provided with a unique “toolbox” of skills that assist them in facing life’s challenges. Wellness Self Care is at the heart of recovery.

Our training program provides ongoing support – beginning with learning the skills to help ensure their own health and well-being. Our curriculum helps peers become Certified OMH Peers and helps prepare them to pass their process to certification. Our support doesn’t end there, our team of peers provides ongoing support to all individuals that attend our Peer Coaching Academy.

Training and volunteer opportunities are available for new peer specialists who want to use their recovery to support others. All aspects of Peer Services are covered in the course as well as the necessity for planning.

Turquoise House and Turquoise House II

Turquoise House and Turquoise House II are peer respite wellness centers that allow guests to use their crisis as an opportunity; providing connection, hope, and a successful alternative to hospitalization.

Guests stay in a comfortable, homelike environment for up to 7 days for intensive, transformative support, served by a team of trained Peer Specialists who support, accept and listen. Self-help mutual support is reciprocal and produces empowerment in the participants.

Pre-Registration is required.

Post Crisis Respite support can be helpful to take the experiences from Turquoise House forward when a guests returns home and implements the new skills into their life. “Mobile Support” and “Phone Link Warm Line” are their to assist during that time.

These supports are utilized for crisis-related services.  

Contact Turquoise House and Turquoise House II at:

(516) 489-0100 ext. 2

Consumer Link

The Peer Services Division of the Mental Health Association of Nassau County is staffed by New York State Certified Peer Specialists who practice recovery and have personal experience in the mental health system. We provide nonclinical support that focuses on recovery.

We believe in empowerment, personal responsibility, and above all – the power of hope.

All Peer services provided are FREE!

To see a list of the services we provide, please click here.