The Peer Support Model

Peer support links people with shared identities, shared behavioral health problems, and shared realities through peer-run support groups and resources. Peer support is also about passing along information and knowlwdge about resources to those in need of help finding health professionals, legal aid, and other local organizations. This also includes a peer-run warmline operated at the center. Through providing these services and this space, we hope to help people learn to advocate for themselves and their needs.

 

Support Groups 

Our support groups include Wellness check-ins, Transgender Support, Art Therapy, Stress Management, Dual-diagnosis, and many other groups. Check our schedule online or call the center to find out about our current schedule of groups.

 

One-on-One Peer Support 

Appointments available in-person or by telephone with an experienced, compassionate staff person. We are available to assist you with relatonship concerns, discrimination, housing, substance abuse and other LGBTQIA+ and/or mental health related topics.

 

Warmline Support 

One-on-one peer counseling with a staff member or volunteer offered over the telephone.

Discuss your concerns with a peer support advocate who you can relate to.

 

Community Building 

Hearts & Ears, Inc., is a community-based organization that supports and promotes activities directed at furthering the well-being, positive image, and human rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community and its allies in the Baltimore Metro area and beyond. It strives to achieve these goals through service, recreational, educational, and cultural programming.

Commitment to Non-Discrimination

Hearts and Ears, Inc. is committed to providing equal opportunities to all applicants who apply for membership, employment, internship or volunteer service. Accordingly, all terms and conditions of employment will be carried out without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity/expression, nationality, marital status, age, or disability. Hearts and Ears, Inc. will not tolerate acts deemed to constitute discrimination or harassment based on gender, sexual preference orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Funding

Hearts & Ears, Inc. is funded by a grant from Behavioral Health System Baltimore. 

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