We are partnering with the City of Rochester Department of Recreation and Human Services and Recovery Options Made Easy (ROME) to expand the City’s Crisis Intervention Services program to include NYS Certified Peer Specialists. Peers have lived experience which helps them relate to and assist people in crisis. Crisis Intervention Services responds to individuals experiencing mental health or other crisis requiring intervention and support.
The Peer who are hired and supervised by ROME will join the Crisis Intervention Services team to provide person-centered support to City of Rochester residents experiencing crises such as, but not limited to, suicidal behavior, domestic violence, and substance abuse. The Peers will provide follow-up support, including referrals to resources that are available in the community.