Virtual Support Groups

I Believe in You!!

I believe in you

Second and fourth Thursdays, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

RSVP: Denise Munir, 716-836-0822 ext. 169

Come get the support that you need because you matter.

Open Mic: Freedom of Expression


First and third Thursdays, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

RSVP: Denise Munir, 716-836-0822 ext. 169

People can freely express themselves through spoken word, singing, playing musical instruments, theater, dance and comedy.

PEER 2 PEER – Want to become a Certified PEER?


Third Wednesday, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., Virtual

RSVP: Christascha Knight, 716-602-7014

Want to become a Certified Peer Specialist? Learn more about becoming a Peer Support Specialist.

In-person Support Groups

Book Club – Co-Dependence No More!

Book Club










Every Friday at Noon

Sparks of Hope, 107 Main Street, Hamburg, NY 14075

RSVP: Jessica Seiler, 716-598-9729

Family & Friends who love someone dealing with any type of substance use disorder! Come join our BOOK CLUB where we look at how co-dependence can impact our life and relationships!

Hope Heals Family - SMART Recovery

Hope Heals

Tuesdays, 12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m.

Sparks of Hope, 107 Main St, Hamburg, NY 14075

RSVP: Alan Tomaski, 716-931-0380

As family members our pain grows as we watch our loved ones suffering from substance abuse. The confusion on how to help can become overwhelming. Anger and fear become a part of our everyday lives.

Healing Families - SMART Recovery

Healing Families

First and third Tuesday, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Rural Outreach Center, 730 Olean Road, East Aurora, 14052

RSVP Alan Tomaski, 716-931-0380

Come join us for our peer family support group. We can help rebuild our lives after the devastation of substance use in our homes.

Allies 2 Advocacy - SMART Recovery

In-person SMART Recovery

Thursdays, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Revive Wesleyan of Hamburg, 4999 McKinley Parkway, Hamburg, NY 14075

RSVP Alan Tomaski, 716-931-0380

(The room is open 30 minutes before and after group.) Our goal is to help individuals gain independence from addictive behavior and lead meaningful and satisfying lives.

Wellness for All Peer 2 Peer!


First and third Friday, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Amity Club, 340 Military Road, Buffalo, NY 14207

Randy Oaks, 836-0822 ext. 182 to register.

Peer support group for socializing. A pool table, dart board and television are available. Drinks and snacks can be purchased on site.

Family 2 Family - Grandparents

grandparents and their grand children

One Support Group - held in two locations!!

First and third Wednesdays, 1:00 – 2:00pm (Eastside)

Frank E Merriweather Library, 1324 Jefferson Ave, Buffalo, NY 14208


Second and fourth Monday, 12:00 – 1:00pm (Westside)

Westside Community Services, 161 Vermont St, Buffalo, NY 14213

RSVP: Eddylees Guzman 716-931-0280

Are you a grandparent who has a loved one struggling with a substance use disorder or has lost a loved one to an overdose? If so, please come join us so you can build a circle of support with other grandparents in a safe space.

NOTICE: All the following support groups are located at:

WNYIL, Mental Health PEER Connection

3108 Main Street, Buffalo, N.Y. 14214

Located behind Jim's Steakout, in the back parking lot, look for the blue and white awning.

We are a scent-free environment – please refrain from wearing scented products
(perfumes, colognes, oils, laundry detergent or other products that are perfumed)

Hoarding 2 Healing

Hoarding 2 Healing

Every Monday, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

RSVP: Annie O’Neil, 716-259-3379

Where hoarding is transformed to healing through organizing lives one area at a time. Learn to organize, develop cleaning schedules, what it means to declutter – all in a judgement free space with a peer.

Boarding the Vocational Train

Vocational Train

First and third Thursdays, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

RSVP: Christascha Knight, 716-602-7014

Peer run support group that helps individuals develop vocational skills so they can obtain and maintain employment.

Elevate: Peer Support & Wellness

Elevate peer support & wellness

Second and fourth Wednesdays, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

RSVP with one of our Life Coaches: 716-836-0822

Brooks ext. 183, Ashanti ext. 160, Denise ext. 169, or Annie ext. 144

A peer run support group that gives individuals a safe space to share experiences and develop coping strategies.

Housing Barriers

housing barriers

First and third Friday, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

RSVP with one of our Life Coaches: 716-836-0822

Brooks ext. 183, Ashanti ext. 160, Denise ext. 169, or Annie 144

Support group designed to assist with housing barriers so when housing is obtained it can be maintained.

Socialization Barriers

Socialization barriers

First and third Monday, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

RSVP with one of our Life Coaches: 716-836-0822

Brooks ext. 183, Ashanti ext. 160, Denise ext. 169, or Annie ext. 144

Is socializing a challenge for you? Come explore socialization barriers so you can overcome them with your PEERS. “Help one another, you are not alone.”

Mental Health Support Group

mental health

Mondays, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

RSVP: Marie Therese Kersten, 716-435-0238

Open to anyone with any mental health challenge. Please call before attending for the first time.

In-person MHPC Forums

MHPC Housing Forum


Third Thursday monthly, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

WNYIL, Mental Health PEER Connection, 3108 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14214

RSVP with one of our Life Coaches: 716-836-0822

Brooks ext. 183, Ashanti ext. 160, Denise ext. 169, or Annie 144

We invite guest speakers to help educate individuals on housing rights, housing resources, and various other topics to help address the many housing barriers in today’s communities.

F2F Grief & Loss Family Forum

grief and loss

Every third Monday, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

WNYIL, Mental Health PEER Connection

3108 Main Street, Buffalo NY 14214

RSVP Eddylees Guzman, 716-931-0280

Have you lost someone due to an overdose? Do you have a loved one in active use, and you do not know where they are for long periods of time? You are not alone, and we can help offer ongoing peer support services and link you up with additional services and support.

F2F Significant Other Family Forum

significant other

Every third Friday, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Sparks of Hope Recovery Support Center, 107 Main Steet, Hamburg NY 14075

RSVP Jessica Seiler, 716-598-9729

Does your significant other have a Substance Use Disorder? Do you wish you knew more about supporting them while also taking care of your own needs? Do you need services and support that could help? Then please join our monthly forum.

BOTH our in-person Family Forums are presented by our Family-to-Family staff who are trained to provide peer support services & linkages for other needed services for those who have lost a loved one to an overdose OR have a loved one with a Substance Use Disorder.