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Peer Support


What is Peer Support?

Peer Support is a service provided by a person who has personal experience with mental illness or addiction and is committed to Recovery. Peers have a unique ability to gain the trust and respect of other consumers based on shared experiences. Peer Support is a growing movement within community health.  It is an evidence-based practice model shown to help increase life skills and gain confidence.

Who are Peer Supports?

A Peer Support Specialist or Recovery Coach is an employee of Hegira Programs, Inc. who has lived experience with mental health/substance abuse challenges and is dedicated to being an advocate for others who strive for wellness and recovery.

All HPI Peer Support Specialists and Recovery Coaches participate in specific training for the position and are either certified by the State of Michigan or are working toward certification.

A Peer Support Specialist or Recovery Coach can help you:

  • If you are in crisis
  • Work through difficult feelings and thoughts
  • Deal with personal issues such as food, hygiene, recreation
  • Find Community Resources
  • Find ways to socialize
  • Find a job
  • Research housing options
  • Explore ways to take better care of your overall health
  • Identify your support system
  • Learn about mental health recovery

Peer Support Specialists and Recovery Coaches offer support, guidance and share personal experience to help you reach the goals you set with your Treatment Team. Peer Support Services are available to adults with serious mental illness and/or co-occurring mental and substance use disorders. For more information on peer support, please ask a member of your Treatment Team.

Peer Support and Recovery Coaching are available from:


Adult Outpatient Services for SMI

8623 N. Wayne Road, Suite 310

Westland, Michigan 48185

(734) 435-0636


Community Outreach for Psychiatric Emergencies (COPE)

33505 Schoolcraft

Livonia, Michigan 48150

(734) 721-0200


hegira house ACT

8623 N. Wayne Road, Suite 220

Westland, Michigan 48185

(734) 427-1144


Hegira Housing and Employment Programs

8623 N. Wayne Road, Suite 220

Westland, Michigan 48185

(734) 427-1144


Next Step Clubhouse

1403 Inkster Road

Inkster, Michigan 48141

(313) 565-2200


Oakdale House Crisis Residential

43825 Michigan Avenue, Suite 2

Canton, Michigan 48188

(734) 713-0088


Oakdale Recovery Center

43825 Michigan Avenue

Canton, Michigan 48188

(734) 397-3088