Connecting You to Local Resources
When life gets overwhelming, it can be hard to know who or where to turn to for help. Family Peer Advocates have walked in your shoes.
Our staff use their lived experience and on-the-ground expertise to cut through red tape and connect you to local services and resources in the following areas:
- Mental Health Treatment & Crisis Stabilization
- Juvenile or Criminal Justice
- Food or other Social Service Assistance
- Immigration Questions
- Substance Use Treatment
- Domestic Violence
- Accessing Medicaid, Medicare or other types of health insurance
Ms. R, a domestic violence survivor and mother of five, was referred to the Mount Vernon Resource Center when her oldest child was a toddler with special needs.
Feeling overwhelmed, alone, and hopeless, she started attending our support group, where she was able to make connections, learn from her peers, access resources for her son, and eventually gain the confidence to leave her abusive relationship.
Years later, Ms. R returned to the group for support in getting help for a younger child with behavioral challenges. Once the right connections were made, Ms. R began actively working to complete her GED. Ms. R has nearly completed her studies and continues to attend our support group where she is now helping others who are traveling the same path.