Peer Support Service
We Can Help You
Peer Support Service provides you with an opportunity to communicate directly with a Certified Peer Support Specialist.
Is a person who has received special training in recovery from mental illness, developing goals, and being an advocate.
A support Specialist has learned how to deal with his/her own illness and has been successful in his/her journey to recovery.
The Specialist is now ready to help you with your recovery in order for you to be the person you wish to be despite the illness.
A certified Peer Support Specialist is not a therapist, counselor or a psychiatrist.
They are a person just like you who had a life interrupted by the onset of mental illness.
Through education, sometimes trial and error, and support from others, they have been able to build a life despite the illness.
The Support Specialist does not give advice, but rather shares his/her own story with the person in order to create hope.
Is an additional service of The Waccamaw Center. It has a different perspective than other services.
It provides a person who will give you support because he/she has been there before you and can demonstrate you can recover too!
We demonstrate by "getting in the boat with you" We EMPATHIZE with you. We will also SUPPORT you during your RECOVERY.
We offer this service in Georgetown Center.
1. ICA , COD Screening Tool and IPOC must be completed prior to making a referral.
2. Clients will be assessed by Program Coordinator for appropriateness.
3. Referrals may be made by any outpatient team member following clinical staffing.
Clinical staffing should result in IOT goals for the client and discharge plans
For more information contact Waccamaw Center for Mental Health