We are very proud of our first PeerLINKS Imperial Valley graduate, Alfred!

His mom tells us: “I am very grateful with NAMI because they were of great support during these months, very good program that I would always recommend. Maritza Arredondo was very good and quick. Thank you for all of your support, time, and understanding.”

¡Estamos muy orgullosos de Alfred, el primer graduado del program PeerLINKS Imperial Valley!

“Pues yo estoy muy agradecida con NAMI porque fue de gran apoyo en estos meses, muy buen programa que siempre lo recomendaria. Muy Buena y rapida Maritza Arredondo. Gracias por todo su apoyo, tiempo y comprension” Mamá de Alfred.

PeerLINKS Imperial Valley is a free, confidential program designed for individuals who are clients of the San Diego Regional Center in Imperial County and need help connecting to behavioral health treatment (mental health and/or substance use), resources, or rebuilding their support network.

Our goal is to work in partnership with you to link you with behavioral health services and community resources, while increasing your knowledge and providing support. We share messages of hope as we model recovery. We also coordinate care and offer help with obtaining benefits.

Who is eligible for PeerLINKS?

  • Individuals ages 12 and older,
  • Live in the Imperial Valley,
  • Are served by the San Diego Regional Center, and
  • Have a co-occurring mental health or substance use disorder but are not effectively connected to the necessary behavioral health treatment.

What can you expect?

Upon joining our program, you will be partnered with a Peer/Family Support Specialist or an AOD Counselor. (PeerLINKS team members who have personal lived experience with behavioral challenges). They will connect you to resources, help you apply for benefits and navigate the healthcare system, and will offer support to your family too!  They will meet with you regularly in the community, as well as be available via phone/text.

Our Team!

Our Peer/Family Support Specialists, AOD Counselor, and Program Manager have extensive experience working with participants of diverse ages and backgrounds. And, they have extensive experience serving individuals and families in Imperial County!

To Learn More: 

Contact us for more information or to let us know that you or your loved one would like to join!

Phone: 760-970-4615      Cell: 760-498-5904        Email: peerlinksIV@namisd.org

Address: 1503 N Imperial Ave #205, El Centro, CA 92243

PeerLINKS Imperial Valley is conducted by NAMI San Diego in partnership with the San Diego Regional Center in Imperial County. Our project is funded by the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) in partnership with the Department of Developmental Services.