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Peer Support Services



A Peer Support Specialist is a person who has walked the path of recovery from mental illness and is employed to assist others in their journeys of recovery. ... They provide role models of self-care and the effective use of recovery skills.

With the key concepts of hope, personal responsibility, education, self-advocacy, and support, the CPS will work with the young person in developing their own Individualized Service Plan (ISP) and Crisis-Plan. CPS will help the young person identify community resources, develop organizational skills for daily living, and help plan around social supports.

A young person is eligible if they are between ages 14-26 and have:

  • MA coverage or is MA eligible
  • A serious emotional disturbance (SED) or serious mental illness (SMI)
  • Dual MH and mild ID/DD including Autism
  • Willing to commit to meet 1-2 hours per week minimum

Peer Support Services Info Sheet

Certified Peer Specialist Referral Form

Child and Family Focus – Provider