Peer Support

Peer Support Services

We’ve been there. We understand. 

Coleman Peer Recovery Support Specialists are living proof that recovery is possible. Peer support recovery groups work because they are facilitated by specialists who understand the process – because they have been successful in their own recovery process. 

And we’re uniquely qualified to support you.

In fact, our Peer Recovery Support Specialists in the State of Ohio must have a direct lived experience of mental health and/or substance use issues. Like our clinical staff, our certified peer support specialists receive special training and are required to obtain Continuing Education Units. We train our peer support specialists to become teachers, role models and advocates in your recovery process. That’s exactly why Coleman Peer Support Specialists are able to focus on helping you reach your own goals and achieve your potential. They share from their own personal experiences, to help you identify workable strategies you can successfully implement into your own life. 

We’re here to support you through real life issues.

Coleman Peer Support Groups can offer insight for dealing with mental illness and substance use, and how these issues can impact work, relationships, finances, health and more. If you’ve been newly diagnosed with a mental health issue, or you are on your recovery journey and need support and motivation, you can always call on our peer support specialists for the help you need.

  • Find emotional support 
  • Build independent living and social skills
  • Manage symptoms
  • Develop health and wellness skills
  • Learn important coping skills 
  • Practical assistance with daily living
  • Connect you with vital support resources 
  • Explore employment opportunities

Find Peer Recovery Support.

Peer Recovery Support Specialists offer important assistance with a wide range of programs at Coleman:

    • Drop-In Centers for individuals who struggle with mental health conditions, substance use disorders, homelessness, trauma and more.
    • START Program (Sobriety Treatment. And Reducing Trauma) – a collaboration between Coleman and Children Services 
    • Coleman Access Services – meeting clients at the front door when they come for services to keep them engaged and supported through either the opening stages of treatment or when they re-present. 
    • CTP Community Transition Program – supporting inmates who have been released from the corrections system.
    • Coleman Crisis Center – open 24/7 offering support in person and by phone.
    • Coleman Peer Support Groups – facilitating two weekly Peer Support Groups at our Drop-In Center. 
    • Specialty Treatment Court – supporting Mental Health and Drug Court 
    • Law Enforcement Assistance – coming soon! We are implementing a 24/7 team to assist law enforcement when responding to situations where a crime has not been committed but MH and SUD support are needed. The team will consist of a LSW and a peer staff to respond with law enforcement. 
    • Embrace Program – Designed for pregnant and postpartum mothers with a history of drug addiction.
    • Mobile Response – Provides a rapid mobile response to address the behavioral health concern of the youth and coordinate appropriate next steps.
    • Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) – Serves people facing addiction or a mental health crisis, providing in-house care for up to 2 weeks.
    • Residential Services – Helps individuals find temporary and permanent housing to foster independence and build critical skills.

Coleman Can Help.

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.

Coleman’s Peer Support is available in the following counties:

Allen,  Auglaize,  Hardin,  Jefferson,  Mahoning,  Portage,  Stark,  Summit,  Trumbull

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

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Coleman Crisis Stabilization Unit

Embrace Program

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Case Management

Coleman Adult Day

Coleman Consultation Services

Coleman Data Solutions

Coleman Rental Management


Crisis Intervention & Stabilization

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Evaluation & Diagnostic Assessment

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Peer Support


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