Are you or is someone you know struggling with substance or alcohol use?

Our recovery services are FREE

Contact one of our recovery staff if you or someone you know needs help:

Kristin Pineiro
Peer Engagement Specialist
845-705-4621 or

Victoria Cintron
Peer Engagement Specialist
845-705-6547 or

What is a peer recovery advocate?

Someone to help you find your personal pathway to health & wellness.

A peer advocate is sometimes called a recovery coach or a peer engagement specialist. They are a confidential source of non-clinical, judgment-free, peer support. They are there to provide encouragement and help you overcome any obstacles to recovery. They are not a sponsor, law enforcement officer, therapist, doctor, or a lawyer. They can help you whether you are actively using or not. Our recovery staff consists of individuals with sustained recovery and personal experience. They are mobile, so they can meet you wherever you are comfortable.

Here are some examples of ways that our peers can help:

  • Talking things out and listening to you
  • Sharing their personal experience in recovery
  • Explaining some of the pathways of recovery available to you
  • Finding treatment options
  • Finding support groups and meetings
  • Creating wellness plans with you
  • Helping you set goals and reach them
  • Providing access to basic personal care items
  • Providing support at appointments, court dates, and other life events
  • Accessing harm reduction supplies (ex. test kits and Narcan)

We support the use of multiple pathways of recovery because what works for one person might not work for another… Our recovery staff will connect you to options until you find the best path for you.

  • If you have a medical emergency, please call 9-1-1.
  • If you have a behavioral health emergency, please call or text the Dutchess County Helpline at 845-485-9700.
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