Milestone Peer Support Program
Milestone Centers' Peer Support Program provides a unique treatment experience for service recipients.
Specialized therapeutic interventions are provided by self-identified, current or former recipients of behavioral health services. These Peer Support Specialists are certified and trained to offer support and assistance in helping others in their recovery journey and community integration. Services are provided to individuals 18 years and older that have been diagnosed with a severe and persistent mental illness.
The program is intended to inspire hope in individuals’ belief that recovery is possible and probable; promote empowerment, self-determination, understanding and resiliency.
Peer Support services are person-centered and depend on the active involvement of individual clients. Outcome goals for individuals include:
- being able to identify and develop their desired roles in the community with regard to wellness and recovery
- education and employment
- social networking and relationship building
- individual advocacy.