Frequently Asked Questions
Project ABLE provides access to one-on-one Peer Support for anyone with a mental health issue. To support your recovery, we also offer a full calendar of wellness and trauma recovery activities that are free and open to anyone.
Peer Support connects you directly with someone who has experienced and overcome the same challenges you may have experienced. Peers are there to listen and to walk beside you in your recovery. Because they’ve had similar experiences, Peers can relate to what you are going through like no one else can. You lead the process and you decide what you want and need out of Peer Support. It is your own personal journey, and you get to choose your own path.
Project ABLE provides one-on-one Peer Support, a variety of free wellness and trauma recovery activities, and Peer Support Specialist Training (for those interested in becoming certified Peer Support Specialists). Community information and resources are always posted and accessible at Project ABLE. Staff and volunteers are also available to support you in finding the resources you need for your own recovery.
Peer Support and all wellness and trauma recovery activities are always free at Project ABLE.
Project ABLE supports anyone age 18 and older who is or has experienced a mental health and/or co-occurring issue.
No, a referral is never necessary. Anyone may participate and receive the support they desire.
Anyone age 18 or older can participate in the wellness and trauma recovery activities on the calendar. All activities are free and adult family members are always welcome as well.
Absolutely. You can receive Peer Support from multiple sources and your information is always kept confidential.
Project ABLE and those who provide Peer Support through Project ABLE are not mandatory reporters.
The first step to volunteering is to attend a Volunteer Orientation where you will hear more about volunteering and volunteer opportunities. Anyone interested in becoming a Peer Support Specialist can contact Cindie DeMyer at [email protected] or call 503-363-3260 to find out more about our OHA-approved Peer Support Specialist Training.