Peer Navigators is a program in which Peer Recovery Specialists serve as role models and provide a safe, non-judgmental space that promotes overall wellness, in partnership with the Maryland Peer Advisory Council.
About Peer Navigators
Peer Recovery Specialists are individuals with lived experience, personally or through loved ones, of substance misuse, mental health, or behavioral health challenges and recovery.
The Peers are trained to guide and assist those at every stage of their recovery journey, as well as in providing practical and emotional support to those who need it. They serve as role models for recovery while connecting community members to community resources and promoting overall wellness. Whether someone is seeking to enter a treatment center, dealing with trauma, or looking for guidance on supporting loved ones through recovery, the Peers are there to offer support and guidance.
The Peer Navigator Program began as a pilot program at the Pennsylvania Avenue Branch through a partnership with the Maryland Peer Advisory Council, in which Peer Recovery Specialists provide a safe, non-judgmental environment for community members seeking support and serve as role models for recovery.
Following the pilot’s demonstrated success, and supported by a generous grant from CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, the Pratt Library is continuing the partnership with the Maryland Peer Advisory Council and has introduced a new cohort of Peer Navigator interns, who will be available at six additional branch locations. Please see the schedule below for more information.
This schedule is subject to change, please check back for updates.
|Brooklyn||Thursday, 10 am – 8 pm|
Friday, 10 am – 5 pm
Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm
|Central Library||Thursdays, 10 am – 2 pm|
Fridays, 10 am – 2 pm
Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm
|Cherry Hill||Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, 10 am – 2 pm|
Thursday, 10 am – 2 pm
|Edmondson||Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday, 11 am – 4 pm|
|Southeast Anchor||Monday & Wednesday, 10 am – 2 pm|
|Walbrook||Tuesday & Wednesday 10 am – 2 pm|
Please note, services at the Pennsylvania Avenue Branch are temporarily unavailable while the building undergoes a renovation.
For more information on how to become a Peer Navigator please visit the Maryland Peer Advisory Council's website, marylandpeeradvisorycouncil.org
Thanks to our program partners, the Maryland Peer Advisory Council and Healing City Baltimore, and a generous grant from CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield.
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