Certified Peer Specialist Program
The Peer Support Services (PSS) program seeks to provide one-to-one support to adults with mental illness in a way that helps each person achieve his or her full potential. The Peer Support Services program is voluntary. Peer Specialists meet with their peers in public environments convenient and familiar to peers. Essentially, it is service provision provided for individuals with mental illness by individuals with mental illness. The peer specialists receive extensive training initially (and receive certification) and then ongoing training thereafter.