The NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (NYS OASAS) funds Peer Engagement Specialist throughout the state.
The primary goal of the Peer Engagement Specialist is to utilize their own addiction and recovery expertise, similar to Recovery Coaches and Peer Recovery Advocates, to serve as a resource for individuals and families in various settings (such as emergency departments) due to their substance use. These Specialists know where to find help and how to effectively engage with individuals who want to enter into recovery.
For more information about Peer Engagement Specialists in your area call your local OASAS field office representative. You can find them listed here.
Scroll down to find the specialist nearest to you.
1-866-930-4999 to reach Peer Engagement Specialist
(518) 449-3581 ext. 103
Stephanie Lao, Executive Director
Cortland Co. Mental Health
7 Clayton Ave.
Cortland, NY 13045
Council on Addiction Prevention and Education
807 Route 52, Room 28
Fishkill, NY 12524
(845) 765-8301 x 103
Western NY Independent Living Center
3108 Main Street
Buffalo, New York 14214
Addict to Addict/Family to Family
(716) 836-0822 x 135
Shannon Veiders, Team Leader
212 Rutger Street
Utica, New York 13501
Peer Support Advocate Programs
421 Montgomery Street, 10th floor
Syracuse, New York 13202
(315) 435-3355 x 4941
Referrals must be made through Syracuse hospitals
Rensselaer County Department of Mental Health
1600 7th Avenue
Troy, New York 12180
Schoharie County Council on Alcohol and Substance Abuse
349 Mineral Springs Road, Suite B
Cobleskill, New York 12043
St. Lawrence County
206 Ford Street, Suite 301
Ogdensburg, New York 13669
(315) 713-4861 ext.5012