Our Mission

Project ABLE provides peer-to-peer services and supports for individuals recovering from mental health and co-occurring issues. These supports and services embrace human dignity, recognize the capacity for individuals to recover, and promote life-long empowerment.

Our History

Founders Rebecca Eichhorn and Nancy Snider developed a pilot project in 2001 to offer Peer Support to Marion County residents with mental health and co-occurring issues.

It was an overwhelming success, and lead to the creation of Project ABLE in 2003 which became the first non-profit organization approved by the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) to provide Peer Support Specialist Training.

Today, volunteers support hundreds of individuals in 6 Oregon counties. With peers from all walks of life attending the many activities happening on campus.

A leader in Peer Support, peer services, and trainings in Oregon, Project ABLE has offices in both Salem and McMinnville.

“The great thing about our journey of recovery is that it can be whatever we want it to be.”
Nancy Snider
Founding Director
“Having someone who can empathize, instead of sympathize, is crucial. And that’s what we’re able to provide here everyday.”
Rebecca Eichhorn
Founding Director