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The Wellness Workforce Coalition unites peer-run organizations across Vermont.

The Coalition facilitates a range of support and training opportunities by and for its members and for peers working in Vermont’s community mental health agencies.

Peer Support

  • A powerful alternative approach to traditional mental health and addiction recovery service models.
  • Can be used in collaboration with traditional service models.
  • Creates a connection between two people that does not place one in the role of the helper and the other in the role of helpee.
  • Involves peers sharing lived experience, which creates a safe, supportive, non-judgmental environment to assess options, pursue shared goals, and collaborate for mutual benefit.