What is Peer Support?
Peer support is a service in which a person with a disability can work with other persons who have disabilities and who are living independently in the community. The objective is to explore options and to solve problems that sometimes occur for people with disabilities. For example, making adjustments to a newly acquired disability, experiencing changes in living arrangements, or learning to use community services more effectively and removing barriers that inhibit independence.
Peer counseling is very important to people with disabilities that are making life changes in response to their new disability, attitudes and their environment.
Peer Support; is based on a mentoring concept, where a person with a disability provides information, assistance, support, and/or serves as a role model for another person with a disability. Our peer counseling staff members are people with disabilities who have encountered their own personal challenges and can offer encouragement and guidance to other persons with disabilities.
The Center also has Support group services available to any that are interested in attending our monthly support meetings. Our monthly support group meetings are listed in our activities calendar in our newsletter, or you can call our office at (801)-373-5044 for more information about the Peer support group meetings.