STRENGTH IN PEERS
Peer support is a service to help people who seek recovery from substance use, mental health and/or trauma-related challenges. Peer support services are delivered by individuals who have overcome similar challenges and are themselves in recovery. Because peers have common life experiences with the people who they serve, they have a unique capacity to help others based on a shared affiliation and deep understanding of these experiences.
Peers help others by sharing their stories of strength and resilience, helping others learn and practice coping strategies, and connecting others to services and resources in the community. They bring hope to people in recovery and promote a sense of belonging within the community.