The Northern Westchester Recovery Network (NWRN)
The Northern Westchester Recovery Network offers peer outreach, mentoring, and mutual support throughout northern Westchester to adults who have experienced mental health conditions and wish to become less dependent on the mental health system, build greater self-reliance, and a more fully integrated life in the community. NWRN is a network of resources, rather than a place, aimed at helping people move through mental health services, thereby avoiding getting stalled in them. Recovery Specialists with lived experience meet individuals wherever they are, helping them to discover or rediscover their passions in life. They facilitate connections to community organizations, social/recreational events and opportunities to support recovery and foster self-development.
NWRP collaborates with participants to encourage economic self-sufficiency and enhance income, offer peer support, create social connections and recreational opportunities, and to promote primary health and emotional wellness. NWRN offers a safe environment for people to take risks and try new activities and behaviors in which to gain self-confidence and self-esteem.
Recovery Specialists will collaborate with participants to:
Foster social connection and explore personal interests as well as recreation.
Facilitate awareness of, and access to, entitlements and benefits for which you are eligible and offer support on budgeting, building personal assets, and increasing income.
Create a plan for economic self-sufficiency, and assist in employment searches and/or educational/training exploration. Enroll in medical homes with primary care physicians so that physical health receives attention.
To manage health condition(s) so that he/she can become an expert in self-care.
Participate in alternative methods to de-stress such as yoga and meditation.
Develop and use WRAP and Advanced Directives tools to avoid hospitalizations and Emergency Room use.
For information about NWRN and/or to participate, please call Linda Carroll at 914-345-5900 ext. 7594 or Connie Kelly at 914 345-5900 ext. 7569, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hours and Locations
All collaboration occurs in the community. Schedules are flexible in response to the needs and stated desires of those participating.
Services are available in English and Spanish.
The program is free to eligible individuals.