Peer Support Specialists Do That?

Jul 22, 2021 | Blog, Mental Health

Get Connected with Peer Support Right from the Start

When you’re struggling with addiction, mental health issues, grieving the loss of a loved one, or facing challenges with adopting a child, it can be difficult to reach out for the help you need. Certain life experiences may compromise your relationships with family and friends and open you up to social stigma, and barriers to employment and housing. We believe reaching out for help feel comfortable, safe and familiar. This is where getting connected with a trained and certified Coleman peer support specialist can offer you the real advantage of acceptance and understanding. That’s because you can trust that they are people who have already lived through what you’re going through. And because they’ve been successful in the recovery process, they’re uniquely qualified to work alongside others and offer hands-on support through a wide range of life issues – based on this important common ground. 

Coleman peer support specialists can help you navigate:

  • Mental health challenges
  • Substance use disorders 
  • Grief recovery
  • Child and Family Services 
  • Domestic Relations Court
  • Criminal Legal System

Regular Support Makes a World of Difference

Coleman peer support specialist take time to get to know you and understand what you’re going through. It’s reassuring to know that they “get it,” because they’ve been there too. And you can count on them to stay connected to support you. While all services are self-directed, they’re also person-centered with a recovery focus. Our peer specialists work with clients who commit meet one-on-one at least twice a week.  This becomes an important time for our peer workers to share coping strategies, offer emotional support, teach skills, share knowledge, offer practical assistance, and connect you with the resources and opportunities you need to succeed.

Peer Support for Kids, Families and Individuals

At Coleman, we know that overcoming life obstacles and navigating complex systems can be challenging, and we understand and value the fact that everyone is different. Our aim is to offer hope, guidance and advocacy – for children, teens, young adults, couples, singles, seniors, and caregivers. Our peer support specialist work with you to set achievable goals and they can help you gain insight, develop positive approaches, motivation and methods for addressing the challenges you are facing. No matter your circumstance, we always want to leave you with the hope that recovery is possible.

Find Support for Mental Health, Recovery, Adoption and more

Peer support works. Whether you’re struggling with employment and housing needs or with relationships with family and friends, our peer support specialists are to help connect you to services, programs and community resources that can help you along your road to recovery and resiliency. If you’re coming to Coleman for the first time – for any reason – a Coleman peer support specialist will listen, without judgement, and share what you can expect. 

Coleman Peer Support Specialists Offer Hands-On Support

Coleman peer support providers offer a wide range of assistance and support, depending on the settings in which they work and the needs of the families they serve. Their relevant knowledge and experience can help guide you in the following areas:

  • Adoption
  • Anxiety
  • Caregiving
  • Depression 
  • Family Reunification
  • Grief Recovery
  • Overcoming Trauma
  • Relationship Issues
  • Sobriety

Coleman Can Help. 

Contact Coleman to get connected with a Peer Support Specialist.
It’s not always easy – but support from Coleman can change everything. Learn how Coleman empowers people to change their lives. Contact Coleman to get connected with a Peer Support Group today. Call 740•996•7100.

Someone from Coleman will respond to your request within 24 hours. If this is an emergency, please call 9-1-1. If you are in a crisis, call one of Coleman’s crisis hotlines. Find your crisis hotline here