Peer Support Program

Peer Support will be closed:

Tuesday 5/21
Thursday 5/23
Monday 5/27 (Memorial Day)
Tuesday 5/28

They will close at 12:00pm on 6/6

Patrons working in library lounge

Peer Support Services, located in the rotunda of the library, helps connect patrons to services in the community.

The space is non-judgemental & you are welcome to come in for any reason, be it to have a seat for a while or to request services. 

Our peer support specialists are individuals with first-hand experience with mental health, substance abuse, trauma, recovery, and/or navigating community services. 

What kind of help does Peer Support offer?

  • Connection to community resources & services, including services for housing, meal sites, & mental health care
  • Advocacy with landlords 
  • Assistance completing DSS paperwork and/or other forms & referrals, including scheduling medical appointments
  • Hot coffee & tea in the mornings 
  • Games & activities 
  • A phone that can be used to make needed calls

    Other services the library provides:
  • Free Food Fridge, which offers free produce to staff & patrons
  • A Period Pantry, which provides free menstrual products to anyone in need
  • Free safe sex materials in the downstairs bathrooms & the teen area

Hours

Mon. 9am-1pm
Tues.-Thurs. 9am-2pm 

Peer Support is closed Fri. & Sat. 

Community Resources

211

211

A free and confidential 24/7 phone line that will help you connect to and access local resources. Just dial 2-1-1 on your phone.

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A Room to Heal

A Room to Heal

Create healing environments in the homes of children affected by serious medical conditions.

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ACCES-VR

ACCES-VR

Assists persons dealing with an on-going disability with employment assessment and job placement. May also provide tuition assistance for job re-training.

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Accord

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A CDRC based in the Southern Tier dedicated to peaceful communication and dispute resolution through mediation.

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ACHIEVE

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Provide services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Broome and Tioga counties.

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Action for Older Persons (AOP)

Action for Older Persons (AOP)

Serves educates, informs, and protects older adults and their families across Broome, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Otsego, and Tioga Counties.

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Peer Support Services is made possible by a partnership with Catholic Charities, a grant from the Klee Foundation, & the generous support of the Friends of the Library.