Peer Supports in Crisis Settings

Peer support is an essential part of many of our programs. For many clients in crisis or acute settings, it can be invaluable to have the support of a staff member who has faced similar challenges and is successfully living with mental illness. The peer staff in Telecare's crisis and acute programs are invaluable when it comes to providing that hope, support, and a calming, healing environment.

Click on the video below to hear from the administrator and clinical director at Telecare’s Crisis Assessment and Treatment Center (CATC) in Multnomah County, OR, on how peer services have helped create a program culture built around respect and dignity, and how they give clients a glimpse of what recovery can look like.