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Peer Support 

The Mission of Peer Support is HOPE.

What is a Peer Support Specialist

Peer Support Specialists are people living in recovery with mental health and/or substance use challenges and who provide support to others who can benefit from their lived experience.

A Certified Peer Support Specialist is an individual who is or has been a recipient of mental health or substance use services.

What does a Peer Support Specialist do?

  • Inspire and promote hope that people can and do recover
  • Walk with people on their recovery journeys and help create a recovery plan
  • Dispel myths about what it means to have a mental health condition or substance use disorder
  • Provide self-help education and link people to tools and resources
  • Support people in identifying their goals, hopes, and dreams, and creating a roadmap to getting there.
  • Provide Support Groups
  • Support them in court
  • Guide people to be independent, where they can advocate for themselves 
  • Support anyone, not just people with addiction (ex: domestic violence survivors and more)
  • Be an active listener
  • Share our own story (when wanted), so you know you are not alone on your journey


For Further Information:

Please contact us at

(850) 833-7500