Family Peer Support
The Heartland Family Service Family Peer Support program was created with the goal of providing peer support services to families who are currently enrolled in our other Housing, Safety, and Financial Stability programs.
Family Peer Support is staffed by peer support specialists who have their own lived experience with substance use, mental health issues, or homelessness, and who now serve as mentors for their clients and help them increase access to employment, benefits, or other resources their families might need, to be successful in finding housing.
Services offered in the Family Peer Support program are designed to assist families in achieving their life and/or recovery goals through one-on-one relationships, peer recovery groups, family and youth support programs, and community building activities.
Services provided by the program include:
- Assistance with activities of daily family living
- Family/parenting skills training and implementation
- Employment/benefits assistance
- Mental health/substance use recovery support