Peer Support Specialist Training

The definition of irony? Getting three masters degrees but finally using your life experience to get a job.

I'm trying to raise funds so that I can attend a training to become a Peer Support Specialist. A Peer Support Specialist is someone who is paid to be a bridge for folks just entering the mental health system. Since I've experienced it firsthand, I'll be able to share my experiences in a way that will help others enter the system, find services, and hopefully get on the path towards wholeness and healing. And maybe by helping others, I'll be able to take the next steps in recovery myself.

The training is intensive: two weeks, from 9-5, and costs $1236.00. It's my hope to raise $1,500 so that I can attend the training and cover some costs of missing work during those two weeks.

Your donation comes with a commitment: after I land a job as a Peer Support Specialist, your donation will be matched by me and given to NAAMI as a way to pay it forward.

Thanks for supporting me in my journey towards wholeness and healing.


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Jennifer Frayer 
Pittsburgh, PA
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