Peer Support and Recovery
Peer and Family Support Specialists are people who have lived experiences with chronic illness, mental illness and/or substance use and who are now in recovery. Peer Support Specialists have been specially trained to use their experiences to help other increase resilience and recovery. Peer Support Specialists partner with individuals and families to help increase their knowledge and ability for self-care, resilience and stronger recovery. Peer Support Specialists support others in their recovery journey while assisting the people they work with to gain knowledge, resources and services. Peer Support Specialist also work with family members to help educate them about what their family is going through and how to help their recovery.