What is Family Peer Support?

What is Family Peer Support?

Simply put, family peer support provides the type of help no other provider can.

Maryland Coalition of Families provides hope, guidance and support to people who love and care for someone with mental health, substance use or problem gambling challenges.  We have personal experience supporting someone we love so we understand firsthand how difficult it can be to navigate complex systems and access critical resources for ourselves and the people we love.  We also know how comforting it can be to have someone to lean on who is reliable and knowledgeable and who listens with understanding and compassion because they have been there too.

As Maryland's primary provider of family peer support we are your neighbors, living and working in the communities alongside those we help. You may see us at the grocery store, library, dry cleaners or in the pick up line at school at dismissal time.  We can help you:

  • Navigate systems of care that are often complicated, frustrating and confusing.
  • Find and access resources, services and programs for yourself or your loved one.
  • Connect with families experiencing similar challenges to build natural bonds and support systems.
  • Gain a better understanding of the challenges your loved one faces and identify a path forward.
  • Help you find your voice to be the best advocate for yourself and your loved one.
  • Learn strategies and build skills to help you take care of yourself while you take care of your loved one.

All services - one-to-one support, support groups, workshops or trainings - are confidential and offered at no cost to you regardless of income or insurance.

If you need help, we're here.  You are not alone.  Just click on the Request Services Now button in the top right corner and one of our Referral Specialists will be in touch with next steps.