Wellness Collaborative of New York is the only statewide Independent Practice Association that acts as a single contractor and point of collaboration and accountability for ten, genuine peer-run organizations. WCNY-IPA is proud to offer peer services that meet or exceed national best practice benchmarks based on definitions, standards, practices, fidelity and service models.
Our services include:
- Transitional Services – a peer support service provided by a Certified Peer Specialist that is designed to support the transition into community life for individuals being discharged from mental health facilities, forensic facilities, or homelessness. The purpose of this service is to significantly decrease the need for readmission by offering an array of both intensive individual and group peer support services before, during, and after transition.
- Peer Crisis Diversion – a peer support service provided by a Certified Peer Specialist that is designed to assist individuals to de-escalate a crisis, identify critical personal supports and linkages that may be helpful in the midst of a crisis, and develop wellness self-management tools.
- Wellness Coaching – a peer support service provided by a Certified Peer Specialist that is designed to provide strategies and resources to address all aspects of an individual’s mental and physical health. This service facilitates sustainable behavior change by assisting an individual to identify desired change and use unique skills, strengths, and resources to reach achievable goals through effective action.