Peer Support Program
What is the Peer Support Program?
The Peer Support Program offers support, friendship, compassion, and the opportunity to explore your dreams, achieve your goals, and most importantly, reach real recovery through a peer support model.
Who are the Peer Support Specialists?
Certified Peer Specialists (CPS) are individuals that have been in similar situations as you and have recovered. Each Peer Support Specialist has completed a comprehensive training program to learn how to use their past experiences to guide others toward recovery. The CPS is an important asset on the road to recovery because they have been where you are and they can help you move forward and achieve real recovery in your life.
How can a Peer Support Specialist help me?
The Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) will take an active role in providing assistance and guidance to you in the following areas:
- Emotional support – by sharing stories of recovery
- Outreach and engagement.
- Individual and system advocacy.
- Self-help; self-improvement and community integration.
- Housing, money management and life skills
- Social skills and social networking
- Communication skills
- Crisis support/relapse prevention
- Assist in linking you with other available resources, services and treatments
- Support of meaningful activities including employment options
- Drug and alcohol supports, including connection with services
- Skills teaching in using public transportation
- Development of rehabilitation and recovery goals
- Peer assistance with development of problem-solving skills
Do I qualify for Peer Support Services?
The Peer Support Program is a 100% voluntary program. If you are 18 years of age or older and receive, or have received behavioral healthcare and/or drug and alcohol services, you may be eligible to receive Peer Support services.
You can receive Peer Support Services even if you are currently receiving other services such as, adult case management or outpatient therapy.
What does the service cost?
There is no cost to adults who participate in this service. Peer Support is reimbursable by Medical Assistance. If you do not receive Medical Assistance, medical waivers may be available.
When do I meet with my Certified Peer Specialist?
Your Certified Peer Specialist will meet with you at your convenience. They can schedule appointments with you in the mornings, afternoons, evenings and weekends. If you need to talk during non-business hours, we have an on-call number for your assistance.
Tell your adult case manager or therapist that you would like Peer Support Services!
Click here to view our Peer Support brochure!