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. NWRN helps people become less dependent on the mental health system, build greater self-reliance, and a more fully integrated life in their community. NWRN is a mobile network of resources, aimed at helping people move through mental health services, instead of being dependent on them. Recovery Specialists with lived experience, meet participants 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.
NWRN collaborates with participants to encourage economic self-sufficiency, offer peer support, and create social connections and recreational opportunities. In addition, NWRN will promote primary health and emotional wellness. NWRN offers a safe environment for people to take risks, 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.
- Offer support on budgeting, building personal assets, and increasing income. They will also facilitate awareness of, and access to, entitlements and benefits for which the participant is eligible.
- Create a plan for economic self-sufficiency, and assist in employment searches and/or educational/training exploration.
- If a participant has a health condition, NWRN will work with the individual on how to manage the condition(s) so that he/she can become an expert in self-care.
- Develop alternative coping methods such as yoga and meditation.
- Develop and use WRAP and Advanced Directives to avoid hospitalizations and Emergency Room visits.
For information about NWRN and/or to participate, please call Linda Carroll, Program Coordinator at 914-345-5900 ext. 7594 or Connie Kelly, Administrative Assistant at 914 345-5900 ext. 7569, or e-mail email@example.com.
Please click here to fill out a referral form.
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.