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News Digest for January 2019

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News Digest for January 2019
by Varsha Kamat - Wednesday, January 16, 2019, 12:14 PM

Dear Academy Participants and Friends,

 The January 2019 Newsletter is available (attached) and it is also posted on the News page of the Virtual Learning Community website.

 We currently have 97 jobs (verified) that are posted in our Job Bank

  • If you are looking for a peer specialist position (or internship) this is a good place to start.
  • If you are an employer with peer specialist openings, let us know. 

In our Calendar of announcements, there are two featured events for this week: 

New York City

Thursday, January 17, 2019
12:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Community Access Hiring Event


New York City

Friday, January 18, 2019
10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Job Fair at Baltic Street

Mark your calendars for these upcoming events:

New York City

February 9, 2019
Institute for the Development of Healing Arts (IDHA)
Supporting Those Affected By Suicide:
Myths, Challenges, and Collaborative Approaches


Statewide Teleconference

February 11, 2019
8:30 am – 4:30 pm
NYS Office of Mental Health
Office of Consumer Affairs
Recipient Advisory Committee (RAC)

For more, contact your Regional Advocacy Specialist

Statewide Legislative Day

February 26, 2019
22nd Annual Legislative Day

There are many more opportunities for continuing education or connection or advocacy in our online Calendar of announcements.

The Calendar is updated regularly so check back often.. If you have an announcement to share with the peer support workforce, send email to

To view this issue online, click here.

Thank you and happy new year,

Rita Cronise, Virtual Learning Community Coordinator