The Gathering Place has on staff 6 highly qualified Certified Peer Specialists, 2 of whom are Recovery Coaches. They provide peer support individually and in a group setting. A Certified Peer Specialist is an individual with lived experience of mental illness who has taken a 40 hour training and passed a State exam to become certified in peer mentoring. They are required to have continuing educational units each year to keep up-to-date on mental health treatment. A Recovery Coach has received a training to become qualified to give support, mentor and advocate for their peers who have addictions to alcohol or drugs. Plan to connect with one of our staff as they are great resources to have!