Community Access' Jan 17th Peer Bridger Hiring Event in Queens

NYAPRS Note: Recent media coverage underscored the acute need for appropriate and adequate supports to assist current NYC adult home residents with extensive mental health conditions to successfully transition into supported housing settings. Last session, NYAPRS successfully helped win a $5 million allocation for the hiring of upwards of 60 peer bridgers to work with as many as 2,000 residents over the coming years. NYAPRS member agencies Community Access and Baltic Street AEH have been awarded the contracts and are looking to quickly hire and deploy the bridgers ASAP.

Below please see details of an event Community is hosting on January 17th to solicit applicants.

Yesterday, we put out details of a January 18th Baltic Street Job Fair at that will also seek applicant for these posts.


Community Access is hosting another hiring event for Peer Bridger and Senior Peer Bridger positions in our Adult Home Initiative.

Date of the Event: Thursday, January 17th, from 12 pm to 3:30 pm.

Location: Catholic Charities: 1847 Mott Avenue Far Rockaway, NY 11691

At the event, staff will introduce the Adult Home Initiative in a short presentation, and then conduct group interviews with applicants for the following roles:

  • Peer Bridger - The Peer Bridger develops mentoring and supportive relationship with NYC Adult Home Residents, promoting connection and hope in an independent future in Supported Housing. The Peer Bridger engages residents in peer-based services to identify and overcome barriers to housing transition, addressing questions and fears, while building self-advocacy and systems-navigation skills. 

  • Senior Peer Bridger - The Senior Peer Bridger is a team leader who utilizes their lived experience to support the Peer Bridgers to assist residents in identifying and overcoming barriers to housing transitions, addressing questions and fears, and building self-advocacy and systems-navigation skills. The Senior Peer Bridger works with the Regional Coordinator in managing individual and team leadership responsibilities, supporting the development of consistent practices across sites in the initiative.

Deadline to Apply: January 15th

You must RSVP and apply online to attend this hiring event!

To RSVP: Reply to this email. Please note there is limited space. 

To apply: Please follow this link:

Search for the job you want to apply to (Peer Bridger or Senior Peer Bridger)

Click on - "View Full Job Description" 

Then click on - "Apply for This Position" – You will be asked to upload your resume and cover letter, and answer a few brief questions.

If you cannot make this date, please stay tuned and visit the following website to learn about a second event that will be held within the next weeks.

 Please see the attached brochure for more information.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you,