What is Peer Support?

Peer Support Services are an important part of the recovery journey. In these programs, people who have made major progress in their own recovery from mental illness and/or addiction, receive formal training so they can help others in their recovery journeys. They are called Certified Peer Support Specialists.

Our Peer Support Specialists encourage and support others like them who are on the path to recovery. Since they have lived experience with recovery, they have a unique and honest point of view. They offer practical support, show what recovery can look like, and teach skills to help people who are experiencing mental health challenges to lead meaningful lives in the community.

Peer Support Services

The Center for Mental Health Peer Support Services

PEER CONNECTIONS Drop-In Support 

Walk into our Delta or Montrose locations between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday (closed for lunch). No appointment needed. 

You will be able to informally meet with our Certified Peer Support Specialists for:  

  • “Coffee Talk” – an informal time with coffee to connect with our peer counselors  
  • Help finding useful community resources 
  • Emotional wellness 
  • Goal setting 
  • Fun social activities! 

SMART Recovery Groups 

We also offer SMART Recovery, an evidence-based program to help people abstain from all types of addictions. Based on Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), SMART Recovery is a non-spiritual program full of practical tools to help build motivation to stay sober, cope with urges, regulate emotions, and live a balanced life.

Call 970.252.3200 for more information on other times and locations on Peer Support Services.