Affiliated satellite offices

  • Buffalo Psychiatric Center
  • Erie County Medical Center (ECMC)
  • Mental Health Court
  • Crisis Services

MHPC works with the above mentioned and provides services at Living Opportunities of DePaul; Erie County Re Entry Program; soup kitchens; homeless shelters; and the Erie County Public Library.

  • Works with New York State Parole and Correctional facilities.

  • Assists in helping parents with psychiatric disabilities keep custody of their children.

  • 2/3rds of Peers are NYS certified Peers.

  • Benefits Advisor certified through Cornell University.

  • OMH Safety Training Provider.

  • We are trauma informed intentional peer support program.

  • MHPC is a recipient run organization and most of the staff have a mental illness.

Funded by

Erie County Department of Mental Health (ECDMH); Office of Mental Health (OMH); Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS); Crisis Services; Lakeshore Behavioral Health; Millennium Collaborative Care; Mental Hygiene Research Department; various managed care organizations.

Member of

New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services, Inc. (NYAPRS); NYS Behavioral Health Advisory Council; NYS Peer Certification Board; serves on Board of Directors of NYAPRS; Mental Health Empowerment Project (MHEP); Restoration Society, Inc.

Mission Statement:
Mental Health PEER Connection is one of the agencies under WNY Independent Living, Inc., and for over 30 years, WNYIL family of agencies has been a catalyst for systems and individual change, enhancing the quality of life for persons with disabilities, while respecting diversity and promoting choices and alternatives for independent living in our societies.

Our Vision:
"Peers Empowering Peers Together"

3108 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14214  (716) 836-0822 (Voice/TDD)  (716) 835-3967 (Fax)