Peer Support Space
This month, we are learning more about the organization Peer Support Space and how it works to support the LGBTQ+ community. This organization is one of the four nonprofits that will receive a grant from the Mama Bears Giving Circle in the spring of 2024!
About Peer Support Space
Peer Support Space was created by Co-Founders Dandelion Hill and Yasmin Flasterstein. The two met while working at a mental health nonprofit, where they both led the creation and management of a program that was created in response to the Pulse tragedy to help provide free services to those affected while destigmatizing mental health in the LGBTQ+, Latinx and Black communities.
Inspired by the power of lived experience, today, they share the challenges they have navigated with others to inspire hope and instill the belief that recovery is possible, that you can get well despite mental illness, despite difficult life circumstances.
Their mission is to build, and be a local hub for, diverse peer-led recovery communities.
Peer Support Space is 100% led for and by those with lived experience and their loved ones. All of their services and advocacy initiatives are led for and by those the services are intended for. Every community is unique and nobody can understand needs, culture, and nuances like members from the community itself. Due to this, they don’t just focus on training people with lived mental health experiences, they focus on uplifting individuals from diverse backgrounds and host services created and led by and for the communities they serve.