The Peer Support Model
Peer support links people with shared identities, shared behavioral health problems, and shared realities through peer-run support groups and shared resources. Peer support also involves passing along information to help find health professionals, legal aid, and other local organizations. Through providing these services and this space, we hope to support people in advocating for themselves and their needs.
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
One-on-one sessions are available in person or by telephone with an experienced, compassionate staff person. If you have concerns or worries related to relationship issues, discrimination, housing, substance use and other LGBTQIA+ and/or mental health related topics, contact us in person, at the center at 410-523-1694.
We offer one-on-one peer counseling with a staff member or volunteer over the phone. Discuss your concerns with a peer support advocate who you can relate to. Warmline hours are 10AM - 6PM Wednesdays - Saturdays; reach us at 908-458-6428.
Hearts & Ears, Inc., is a community-based organization that supports and promotes activities which further the well-being, health and joy of the LGBTQIA+ communities and their allies in the Baltimore Metro area and beyond. We strive 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. 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, race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Hearts & Ears, Inc. is funded by a grant from the Behavioral Health Administration.