PEER SUPPORT

SPECIALIST TRAINING

​​​Peer Recovery Supporters (Peer Support Specialist) fill a vital role in the recovery community. Their ability to share their lived experience helps them connect with individuals in many stages of recovery. Peer Recovery Supporters show support by:

  • Creating empathy, understanding, caring and concern to bolster a person's confidence and belief in themselves.​
  • Be a resource about community information, services, employment, and navigating hospital systems
  • Assisting others set goals and reach them
  • Understanding of mental health issues and addiction issues
  • Understanding of PTSD and TBI as related to veterans
  • Support others as they are on their journey of recovery. 


If you think you would like to become a Peer Recovery Supporter (PRS), we encourage you to stop in the HOPE Community Center and talk with ​a PRS. Join a peer led class and see what being a peer leader is all about. Become part of an evening recovery group. There are many paths to recovery and our Peer Recovery Supporters help others find their path and change lives everyday.