WellLife Network offers training to become a New York State Certified Peer Specialist through our Vocational Services Division. Certified Peer Specialists provide services in the community, where clients live, work and volunteer. They work one-on-one with their peers to ensure that each client’s individual recovery goals are developed and pursued. Peer specialists help the client to make informed, independent choices; set goals; and become active participants in the community.

Peer specialists can help clients with their social, vocational, educational and self-care goals in many ways, including:

  • Crisis support
  • Development of Vocational Goals
  • Assist those recovering to access and maintain Housing
  • Individual advocacy
  • Self-help by cultivating the ability to make informed choices
  • Self-improvement
  • Social networking with family and friends
  • Developing communications skills

A Certified Peer Specialist is passionate about helping his and her peers on the journey to recovery. The training includes 70 days of training and a 45 day internship. Upon completion of the coursework, WellLife Network will help trainees to become certified in New York State.


New York State residents interested in helping others on the journey to recovery are eligible to enroll in our training. Candidates must themselves be diagnosed with a serious mental illness and in recovery.

For more information or to enroll:

Kevin BartelsTel. 917.563.3364

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