Drop in center, Peer counseling, Assistance with basic needs or benefits, Help with housing, employment or education, Linkage to services or resources, Social and recreational opportunities, Arts and expression, Structured educational or support groups, Crisis response and respite, Information and education, Outreach to community, religious / spiritual connecting, financial needs, emotional, sexual, health and nutrition, family, identity, hope for future, hygiene and self-care.
Good Choices help us to keep what we love the most. This includes wellness in our lifestyle choices, healthy habits, educated financial decision-making, and sponsoring our support for one another within our community as a whole.
Need someone to advocate for you? Have you recently been released on probation, parole, or have served out? We will help you navigate finding a job.
We will voice for you.
Are you ready to work with us? We will back these efforts on your behalf.
This includes writing a letter of your involvement. Also, advocating through networks of communications, stating your participation through our programming & resources, etc.
Lastly, our advocacy helps one another to participate in local, state and federal levels to help plan services, shape policy, and promote change.
Consumer-operated services offer opportunities for participants to develop new social and interpersonal networks, to experience membership in an inclusive and accepting community, to think about themselves in new ways, and to learn better ways to handle problems.
We also have referrals and recommendations to help provide you with needs such as getting enrolled in college or learning a new trade. For example, if a person is ready to begin technical college for a skill-we will refer them to our "Get Linked Up" page for filing FASFA and looking up ways to get extra funds. If a person would like hands-on assistance with the process, we are more than happy to help.
People with common life experiences have a unique capacity to help each other because they share a deep understanding that might not exist in other relationships.
Mutual support is an example of the “helper’s-principle” which means that both parties benefit from the process.
When peers support each other in this way, there is no need to designate who is the “helper” and who is the “helpee.” They might switch back and forth in these roles or act simultaneously.