What is Peer Mentoring?
Peer Support is an Independent Living Center Core Service. Ability360 provides peer support in two ways: the majority of our direct service staff have disabilities; and we have trained Peer Mentor volunteers who work with individuals to help them achieve their independent living goals.
Want to be a Peer Mentor?
Ability360 Peer Mentors are individuals who:
• Have a disability, or are close to someone who does
• Successfully achieved independent living
• Assist others to achieve their independent living goals
Ability360 Peer Mentors:
• Listen and provide support
• Take part in solving problems that all people with disabilities have in common
• Share their knowledge of community resources
• One-to-one contact
• Outreach to people at rehabilitation centers and nursing homes
• Advocacy for individuals and community
• Participation in group mentoring sessions and disability awareness presentations
Peer Mentor Volunteer Qualifications and Training:
Ability360 Peer Mentor volunteers must complete an application and provide three character references.
All volunteers must successfully complete a fingerprint and background check. Peer Mentor volunteers must attend the Ability360 Peer Mentor Training class.
Contact Polly Queen, MSW at 602-296-0533 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Want to meet with a Peer Mentor?
• You must be 18 years old or older
• You must have a disability
• Work on achieving independent living goals with the help of a peer mentor
How do I get started?
Individuals interested in having a Peer Mentor volunteer must first sign up for Ability360 services and be assigned to an Ability360 program. Staff can then assist you in completing a request for a Peer Mentor volunteer.
Call Darrel Christenson at 602-296-0530