Caregivers of an adult with a developmental disability can receive emotional support from caregiving peers who understand. Our Family Peer Mentors are family caregivers with lived experience who can help you, the caregiver, by:
- Developing strategies for self-care and stress management
- Assisting you in navigating community caregiver programs and resources
- Offering monthly support groups, and workshops with a focus on self-care and wellness
You must be living in York Region and be receiving Developmental Disability Case Management support to access a family peer mentor.
Peer Support Services
Our Peer Support Services connect you to a peer who has faced mental health and/or addictions challenges, homelessness, or to caregivers of adults with a developmental disability and/or caregivers of a person with a mental health condition and/or addictions. They understand your situation and can help you find hope, build trust and resilience, and embrace non-judgmental acceptance.
Offered through our Flexible Supports Intensive Case Management service, Community Crisis Response – 1-855-310-COPE (2673) and Streamlined Access, our team of peer support facilitators can help you find hope, empowerment, non-judgmental acceptance and trust.
Up Hub is York Region’s go-to online and print community resource navigator for local social services in mental health, addictions, and developmental disabilities, as well as a peer-based platform for people to share their stories and uplifting experiences to help others.
Up your community. Up your connections. Up your life.
The Up Your Life guide (formerly the York Region on a Limited Budget book) is a popular peer-based guidebook that includes more than 400 community resource listings, tips, personal stories of struggle and resilience and other helpful information for people living in York Region.