The Peer Support Specialist program has been an integral best practice of Meta House’s comprehensive treatment program since 2010. Proving invaluable in their ability to connect with recovering women, Peer Specialists have the shared experiences of struggling with addiction and/or co-occurring mental health disorders. As strong role models, these courageous women walk alongside our clients, providing support, encouragement and inspiration drawn from their journey of long-lasting recovery.
One client named Brandi shared of her Peer Support Specialist, “I remember sitting in the play area. I was ready to leave [treatment] because I didn’t think I could do it. My mind was telling me to go, but my body was stuck. [She] was supportive and helped me keep my eye on the prize. [She] told me to do whatever it takes, no matter what.” Shortly after being reunited with her two daughters, Brandi completed treatment this past May and is thriving in the community.
On September 16, join us at Meta House to hear from one of our graduates, as well as learn from one of our current Peer Specialists. Our Peer Specialist will offer her insights on what’s involved in her job as a Peer Specialist and the crucial role that she plays as a mentor and advocate for clients. This free event is not a fundraiser. Lunch is being generously donated by Centro Cafe. A tour of our residential program will be available immediately following Meta Moments.