Peer Advocates have shared experience and a strong desire to assist individuals in recovery from substance use or mental health by sharing their experience, strength and hope to empower the individual to create change. They assist with self-advocacy, self-efficacy, and empowerment to foster engagement and collaboration while promoting voice and choice.
At Horizon, we value the family’s healing and need for education at all stages throughout the treatment process. A Family Peer Advocate has lived experience and is able to provide support, advocacy and educational opportunities to family and community members. They act as a liaison between parents/guardians/families, the clinical team and admissions staff in order to find the best recommendations for next steps in the treatment process or even support after treatment.
A Peer Advocate…
A Peer Advocate works with individuals in multiple stages of recovery through stabilization and into recovery maintenance.
This program is only available to current Horizon patients.