Frequent Employers

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The following organizations frequently hire peer specialists. Whether you are looking for full or part time employment, or supervised work hours to complete your peer specialist certification, you might find opportunities (even if they are not officially posted) by checking with these organizations. 

New York City Region

Acacia Network


Baltic Street AEH

Carelon (formerly Beacon Health Options)


Brooklyn Community Services


Care for the Homeless

Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens

Cayuga Centers

Center for Urban Community Services (CUCS)

Community Access

Community Health Action of Staten Island

Concern Housing

Federation of Organizations

Goodwill Industries of Greater NY and Northern NJ


Hetrick-Martin Institute

Housing Works

Independent Living, Inc.

Institute for Community Living (ICL)

Jericho Project

Lantern Community Services

Little Flower Children and Family Services of NY

Montefiore Medical Center


NYC Criminal Justice Agency

New York City Dept. of Mental Health and Hygiene

NYC Health+Hospitals

New York State Association for Affordable Housing (NYSAFAH)

Project Find

Ryan Health

Safe Horizon

Samaritan Daytop

St. Joseph’s Medical Center

SCO Family of Services

Services for the Underserved

The Bridge

The Coalition for Behavioral Health

The Fortune Society

The Jewish Board

Urban Justice Center – Mental Health Project

Urban Pathways

Vibrant Emotional Health

Volunteers of America


Westchester Jewish Community Services

Weston United

Women in Need

Long Island Region

The Alliance for Rights and Recovery (formerly NYAPRS)

Cornerstone Family Healthcare

CoveCare Center

EAC Network

Family Residences and Essential Enterprises

Family Service League

Federation of Organizations

Hands Across Long Island

Maryhaven Center of Hope

Mental Health Association of Nassau County

Hudson Valley Region

Alliance for Positive Health

Catholic Charities

Center for Family Life and Recovery, Inc.

CoveCare Center

Gateway Community Industries

Glens Falls Hospital

Goodwill NY/NJ

Human Development Services of Westchester

Mental Health Association of Columbia-Greene Counties, Inc.

Mental Health Association of Dutchess County

Mental Health Association of Westchester County, Inc.

Mental Health Empowerment Project

Mental Health Association of Rockland County

Mental Health Association in Ulster County

Mohawk Valley Community Action Agency, Inc.

NYS Office of Mental Health

Northern Rivers Family of Services


Rehabilitation Support Services, Inc. (RSS)

Seaway Valley Prevention Council

The Guidance Center of Westchester

Unity House of Troy

Central Region



Catholic Charities


CNY Services

Coordinated Care Services, Inc. (CCSI)

Goodwill NY/NJ

Liberty Resources

Maximizing Independent Living

Mental Health Association of Jefferson County

Mental Health Association of the Southern Tier

Pathways, Inc.

Phelps Hospita

Rescue Mission

Resource Center for Independent Living

Southern Tier AIDS Program

SUNY Upstate Medical

The Arc

Upstate Cerebral Palsy

Youth Power

Western Region

BestSelf Behavioral Health

Catholic Charities of Western New York

Catholic Family Center

Center for Disability Rights

Compeer Rochester

Coordinated Care Services, Inc. (CCSI)

East House

Delphi Rise

Goodwill NY/NJ

Health Homes of Upstate New York (HHUNY)

Ibero-American Action League, Inc.

Liberty Resources

Mental Health PEER Connection

New Directions Youth & Family Services, Inc.

OLV Human Services (Lackawanna)

Person Centered Housing Options

Recovery Options Made Easy

Spectrum Human Services

Villa of Hope

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