New Horizons Disability Empowerment Center has many different advocates with a wide range of disability experience. Our Peer support programs provide an opportunity for individuals who have achieved significant recovery to assist others in their recovery journeys.


Peer specialists model recovery, teach skills and offer supports to help people experiencing mental health challenges lead meaningful lives in the community.


Peer specialists promote recovery; enhance hope and social networking through role modeling and activation; and supplement existing treatment with education, empowerment, and aid in system navigation.


If you are experiencing challenges that you do not know how to face, or are struggling to overcome, book an appointment with one of our advocates today and we will sit down with you face to face, or over the phone and do our best to help you break down the barriers that are preventing you from living independently!


Below are our advocates and their fields of specialty.


Schedule an appointment with one of these advocates today by filling out the automated form below.

Mary Hesselschwerdt

Developmental Disabilities
Work Related Disabilities

Jean Lasher

Multiple Chemical Sensitivity

Hearing Impaired

Visually Impaired

How would you like to be contacted?
Phone Number*
Which advocate would you like to speak to? (Selection of Advocates) *
Mary HesselschwerdtJean Lasher
We will work with you to schedule a time as soon as possible.