Peer Support Services are structured activities for adults age eighteen (18) and older with a MH and/or SA disability. Peer Support Services are provided by Peer Support Specialists. Peer Support Service is an individualized, recovery-focused service that allows individuals the opportunity to learn to manage their own recovery and advocacy process. Interventions of Peer Support Specialists serve to enhance the development of natural supports, as well as coping and self-management skills. Interventions of Peer Support Specialists may also provide supportive services to assist an individual in community re-entry following hospitalization.
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, the helper principle, and effective communication skills. Services emphasize the acquisition, development, and expansion of rehabilitative skills needed to move forward in recovery.
Peer Support Services can be provided individually or in a group.
Services may be provided in any location with the exception of the Peer Support Specialist’s place of residence.
This service can be provided to recipients on Monday through Friday anytime from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.