Peer Delivered Services (PDS) provide support to individuals experiencing issues with mental health and co-occurring issues. Support provides individuals hope that recovery is possible and the belief that an individual with a mental health or substance use issue can live a healthy, happy, and productive life.
Project ABLE was the first peer-led organization in the State of Oregon to receive accreditation from the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) in 2003. Since this time, Project ABLE has trained thousands of peers from all over Oregon to become certified Peer Support Specialists (PSS).
Individuals interested in providing PDS must meet the definition of a “true peer”. This is someone who self-identifies as an individual that has received or is receiving mental health or substance use services or has a close family member who has received or is receiving mental health or substance use services. ABLE’s training programs are centered around principles of recovery and compassion for others. True peers model recovery, promote wellness and practice self-care.
Project ABLE provides two different Core Peer Training Programs approved through the Oregon Health Authority (OHA).
Participants must complete and pass an exam on the last day of the course to become eligible for the Traditional Health Worker Certification through OHA.