Western Mass Peer Support
Learn more about our Community Centers and Peer Run Respite in Western Mass
Phone and Online Support
Join our Discord Server, attend Zoom Groups, or connect with our Peer Support Line.
We offer in person and online trainings for people seeking to deepen their Peer Support skills.
Latest Updates and Articles
WBUR Misleads with Story on Involuntary Outpatient Commitment
Involuntary Outpatient Commitment (IOC) is more commonly referred to as Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT). We do not use that term because it essentially operates as a marketing term for IOC, suggesting that its just a helpful bit of “assistance” rather than the forceful, sometimes harmful interventions it generally represents. At present, 47 states in the…
Survey Results: Do Aggressive Signs Reduce Aggression?
Over the last handful of months, we’ve been requesting that people fill out a survey on signage popping up in healthcare facilities warning people against “violence” and “aggression.” 75 people responded, and we will begin sharing results here. But first, a bit of history: We initiated this survey because we started seeing signs like the…
Movement Losses: Celia Brown
The pandemic has been hard for so many reasons, but among them is the loss of so many movement elders including Margo McMahon, Mary Ann Ebert, George Ebert, Jay Mahler, Diane Engster, and Darby Penney. Then, on December 11, 2022 we lost Celia Brown. She was 59. Celia was instrumental in developing the formal peer…
The Wildflower Alliance offers peer to peer supports based in Western Massachusetts and online. These include:
- Open Center Hours
- Hearing Voices Groups
- Alternatives to Suicide Groups
- Community Bridging in Hospitals and Jails
- Afiya Peer Run Respite
- Housing Supports
- Career Initiatives Grants
Our trainers travel the globe to share our stories and approaches to offering support.
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- Hearing Voices Trainings
- Alternatives to Suicide Trainings
- Anti-Oppression Trainings
- And more
We host a variety of free healing practices that can be difficult to access for those with limited resources.
- Community Acupuncture
See our Calendar page for more info
The Wild Ivy Social Justice Network seeks to increase collective power for marginalized people.
The Wildflower Alliance advocates broadly for the transformation of systems to increase choice, voice, power, and respect of human rights.
This work also occurs on an individual level, by attending appointments, filling out paperwork, and strategizing alongside members of our community