Peer Supports emphasize independence and self-reliance and help develop the skills needed to function in the community outside the mental health system.
We offer assistance with:
- Transportation to and from appointments
- Scheduling and organizing appointments
- Medical and legal advocacy
- Assistance with budgeting
- Medication management
- Help connecting to and navigating through available community resources
- General support and mediation for conflict resolution
- Warm Line for nonemergency situations
Referrals for Peer Support Services can be self-made or by a therapist, physician, or case manager. The Community Specialist assists clients with developing a specific goal plan to meet individual needs and complement any established treatment plan. All Saratoga County residents are eligible to receive Peer Support Services. Anyone may use the Warm Line regardless of receiving specific peer support services.
The Warm Line
The Warm Line, a service offered by Peer Support Services, is a safe place for clients to reach out to peers to discuss nonemergency situations. For questions regarding medications, if one is dealing with suicidal thoughts, or for any other mental health emergencies, individuals should call 911 or the Saratoga County Mental Health Clinic on-call number. Any Transitional Services Association clients should call their appropriate on-call number.
Warm Line Hours
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, 7:00 p.m.– 9:00 p.m.
Anyone interested in becoming a Warm Line volunteer should contact:
Warm Line, 518.581.9809
The Community Specialist is available during regular office hours, Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., 518.587.2851.
Download and complete the printable application [HERE]. The completed application, along with the required supporting documentation, can be dropped off, mailed, faxed, or emailed to:
36 Cady Hill Blvd.,P.O. Box 4656
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866