One of the Core Services of Centers for Independent Living is Peer Counseling. Peer Counseling is support from people with shared life experience, in our case, people with disabilities serve as counselors for others with disabilities. Further, Peer Counselors use their own stories to support others in setting goals and creating more independence in their lives.
Here, four Independence Now staff members and peer counselors share their thoughts on the power of peer support.
Abiola Heyliger, Independent Living Specialist Montgomery County, relayed this recent experience with Peer Counseling:
Abiola felt exactly the same way, after that phone call with her.
Independence Now’s Independent Living team provides powerful peer-to-peer support for people with disabilities to become more independent in their lives and communities. Contact us at 240-638-0070 or firstname.lastname@example.org today to learn more about our services and start on your road to independence, whatever that may look like for you!