Peer Support

The Peer Support program links people with common disabilities to share knowledge and experiences and serve as role models, as only someone with personal experience with disabilities can do. Peers share life experiences and bring new ideas and information to facilitate independence.

Peer support is critical to the success of MHI’s programs and serve as role models due to the shared life experiences with other individuals with disabilities. Peer supporters work one-on-one, in small groups, and assist with monthly Peer Support Group meetings- both on-site and online.

We offer monthly peer support group meetings to discuss different topics like self-advocacy, self-determination, Independent Living, healthy living, financial education, health insurance, and many other educational topics impacting people with disabilities.

Check out our Monthly schedule below:

Silver Linings Peer Support

Older adults can meet to discuss independence, share resources and information, make new friends, and support each other.

Health and Wellness Peer Support

Peer-led support programs for all age groups! Three different workshops to join.

Community Living Skills – 10-week workshop to build your Independent Living skills.

Living Well in the Community – 10-week workshop to set goals for your overall quality of life and wellbeing.

Working Well in the Community – 7-week workshop to develop a healthy lifestyle to help get and keep a job that meets your needs.

Monthly Peer Support Groups are:

Cerebral Palsy Support Group

Individuals with cerebral palsy, family members and friends to meet, make connections, develop new relationships, and find out how others with similar circumstances navigate life.

Silver Linings Peer Support Group

Senior peer support group working together to support each other, socialize, and gain knowledge about issues affecting seniors today.

Living and Working Well in the Community

Peer-facilitated health promotion workshops for participants to learn the life skills they need to set and achieve quality-of-life goals and the important role health plays in helping them reach their dreams, learn the skills to maintain life balance, manage stress, and improve their health in support of looking for or maintaining employment.

Groups meet one-on-one, in small groups, and hold regular monthly meetings for those interested—both on-site and online.

Young Adult Advocates Leadership (Y.A.A.L.) Club

Young Adults ages 14 – 26 meet to develop their advocacy and leadership skills, make friends, socialize, and work on community projects.

Cerebral Palsy Support Group

Individuals with Cerebral Palsy and their family members meet to develop new relationships, make connections, and find out how others with similar circumstances navigate life.

If you are interested in becoming a Peer Supporter, contact an advocate to sign up by calling 888-307-9639 or email info@

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