Peer Support/Recovery Coaching

  • Provide individual Peer-to-Peer support
  • Support community outreach and recovery from mental health and substance use challenges
  • Recovery Coaching for those seeking recovery from substance use challenges
  • Recovery Peer Support groups
  • Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT) group for persons transitioning from detention or institution
  • Support the “Patient Bill of Rights”
  • Support individuals in creating personalized WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan)
  • Utilize Community Resiliency Model skills to support overall emotional health
  • Teach advocacy skills, for both self and larger groups



  • Advocate for and support persons transitioning from detention or institutions, or persons struggling with mental health/substance disorders while enhancing their self-efficacy, autonomy and equality
  • Continue jail in reach/outreach/diversion
  • Hold a moral compass/ethical thinking group in Buncombe County Detention Center



  • Library of resources specific to this population
  • Trained in transgender sensitivity
  • LGBTQIA+ support groups



  • Help recoverees obtain community resources
  • Support persons finding health care providers and navigating health systems
  • Hold sober social events to promote healthy support networks and relationships with community
  • Work with families/community members to advocate for and support the recovery movement
  • Host events to educate the community on recovery topics


Recovery Meetings

  • Host “All Recovery Meetings” (ARM) to rally community resources and support
  • Hold space for a variety of recovery meetings to meet weekly: SMART Recovery, Refuge Recovery, Religious/Bible-based Recovery, HA, AA, NA, Family Recovery meetings


Health Coverage Navigation

  • Work with individuals to navigate Affordable Care Act options for themselves, family, small businesses, etc.
  • Support individuals looking to enroll in other health coverage options


Volunteer Programs

  • Staff the A Hope Shelter on the third Saturday of each month
  • Provide volunteer opportunities and mentoring for those interested in working in the field, becoming NCCPSS, and those with a general interest in helping others
  • Assist peer support specialists with gaining work experience in the local community, acquiring CEU’s (Continuing Education Units) and low-cost training towards certification