The Northeast Recovery Learning Community (NERLC)

The Northeast Recovery Learning Community (NERLC) provides welcoming, safe, understanding, judgment-free spaces where individuals of diverse backgrounds can gather for healing and growth. We are a community of peers in recovery from mental health challenges, addiction and/or traumatic life experiences. The NERLC supports individuals on their journeys to obtaining and maintaining wellness in a variety of ways.

What is Peer Support?

Peer support is the “process of giving and receiving encouragement and assistance to achieve long-term recovery.” Peer supporters “offer emotional support, share knowledge, teach skills, provide practical assistance, and connect people with resources, opportunities, communities of support, and other people.” (Mead, 2003; Solomon, 2004)

Peer Specialists & Recovery Coaches

NERLC’S Peer Specialists and Recovery Coaches are state certified and use their own lived experience with mental health, addiction and trauma recovery to provide support focused on advocacy, education, mentoring, and motivation. 

NERLC actively promotes recovery in a variety of ways and works to connect our members to the communities in which they live.

NERLC Offers Services & Support for All Groups

  • Peer Support Groups
  • Workshops and Training
  • Social Events
  • Groups & Activities for Older Adults
  • LGBTQIA Support Groups
  • Activities for Young Adults
  • Peer Workforce Prep Training
  • Volunteer & Stipend Opportunities
  • Support for Voice Hearers
  • Spanish Language Trainings
  • Information & Referrals
  • Addiction Recovery Support
  • Community Bridging
  • Advocacy
  • Online Meetings & Trainings

Please Visit Us

Feel free to make an appointment to visit one of our four hub offices.

20 Ballard Road
Lawrence, MA 01843
978-687-4288 ext.131

35 John Street
Lowell, MA 01852
978-687-4288 ext.200

1 Market Street Ste 203
Lynn, MA 01901
978-687-4288 ext.203

40 Eastern Ave. Ste 318
Malden, MA 02148
978-687-4288 ext.201

Voices of NILP

"Independence is a right of every person and NILP is a catalyst for those with disabilities. We have an avenue to get you there and we're happy to help."
NILP Services Manager