Peer Support Services

Peer Services are recovery supportive services in which a Certified Peer Support Specialist utilizes his/her training, lived experience and experimental knowledge to mentor, guide and coach the member as he/she works to achieve self-identified recovery and resiliency goals.

These services are designed to promote empowerment, foster self-determination and choice, and inspire hope as the member progresses through the recovery process.

Peer Support Services emphasize personal safety, self-worth, confidence, and growth, connection to the community, boundary setting, planning, self-advocacy, personal fulfillment, and development of social supports, and effective communication skills.

Services emphasize the acquisition; development; expansion of rehabilitative skills needed to move forward in recovery.

Interventions of Peer Support staff serve to:

  • Enhance the development of natural supports.
  • Enhance coping and self-management skills.
  • Provide supportive services to assist an individual in the community.