Community Collaborators

The Academy of Peer Services frequently works in collaboration with these organizations.

Baltic Street AEH

Baltic Street AEH, Inc. is committed to providing compassionate, person-centered services to those with mental health lived experience. We work to support individuals from all walks of life as they navigate their personal journey. We approach our role with cultural humility and mindfulness of oppressive systems, and we use our experience of surviving and thriving to help others attain their visions of wellness.

Center for Practice Innovations

In a rapidly changing healthcare environment, the Center for Practice Innovations delivers a wide array of training to increase the competencies of the New York State behavioral health workforce and implementation supports to ensure the successful application of that training within agencies and organizations

The Coalition for Behavioral Health

The mission of The Coalition for Behavioral Health is to uphold the importance and maintain a focus on behavioral health through the provision of advocacy and training to Coalition member agencies and stakeholders in behavioral health and by breaking down the silos that exist in our system. Founded in 1972, The Coalition works to strengthen the sector and ensure the provision of the highest quality behavioral health services to New Yorkers.

Families Together in New York State

Families Together in New York State is a family-run organization that represents families of children with social, emotional, behavioral and cross-systems challenges. Our goal is to ensure that ALL children and youth have the support they need in order to succeed.

Hands Across Long Island

HALI is a peer community providing the opportunity for mental health recovery through collaborative, creative efforts.

Howie the Harp Advocacy Center

Howie The Harp  Advocacy Center (HTH), a program of Community Access Inc, is a peer run program that supports and trains people in mental health recovery for employment. Opened since 1995 and based out of Harlem NYC, HTH strives to provide the best quality employment preparation that supports people to choose, get and keep the job of their choice.

Instutute for the Development of Human Arts

The Institute for the Development of Human Arts (IDHA) is a community of mental health workers, clinicians, psychiatrists, current and prior users of mental health services, advocates, artists, and survivors of trauma and adversity, who are interested in exploring the link between personal and societal transformation. Our mission is to create opportunities for critical dialogue, mutual support, and advanced education and training for those within and outside the field.

LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia Community College’s mission is to educate and graduate one of the most diverse student populations in the country to become critical thinkers and socially responsible citizens who help to shape a rapidly evolving society.

Alliance for Rights and Recovery

Formerly NYAPRS, the Alliance for Rights and Recovery is a change agent dedicated to improving services, public policies and social conditions for people with mental health, substance use and trauma-related challenges by promoting health, wellness and recovery with full community inclusion, so that all may achieve maximum potential in communities of choice.

New York Department of
Health and Mental Hygiene

The NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene’s Office of Consumer Affairs responds to the needs of three distinct disability areas: mental health, developmental disabilities and chemical dependency. We ensure that the voices of those with lived experience are heard and integrated at all levels of the Health Department’s policies and programming.

Recovery Options Made Easy

To achieve complete social equality for individuals with mental illness by providing supported housing and other services so that individuals may live with dignity and have choices in the community.