Who We Are

HeroPeers, Inc is a Rochester, NY based nonprofit organization that is revolutionizing confidential peer to peer support and social interaction for those who serve on the front lines or behind the scenes, selflessly in emergency response whether civilian or military.  It has been proven that peer support programs can help manage the effects of PTSD by allowing people to talk directly with others that have similar experiences.  Being able to “connect” with a peer in your field that understands, because they’ve been where you are, has the ability to reduce the long term affects of the job.  As first responders, we all know all to well what is out there and the things we see and deal with daily.  HeroPeers wants to ensure that you all know that you are not alone.  We are here, because we’ve been there!  We are here to help end the stigma against asking for help where help is critical.


“Even in times of trauma, we try to maintain a sense of normality until we no longer can. That, my friends, is called surviving. Not healing. We never become whole again … we are survivors. If you are here today… you are a survivor. But those of us who have made it thru hell and are still standing? We bare a different name: warriors.”

Lori Goodwin


For those that have been asking, below is a link to PayPal that will allow you donate as you see fit.  If everyone donates just a dollar, the difference would be astronomical.  Please help us assist those that selflessly go out every day to make a difference in the lives of our friends, family and loved ones.  You have no idea the struggle that they face daily until you’ve walked in their shoes.  All proceeds go directly back to HeroPeers, Inc.  It does require you to set up an account through paypal but that only takes a minute.  Thank You!