Sometimes, the best remedy for mental health and substance use challenges is the attention of someone who understands. That's what peer services are all about. People with similar life experiences supporting each other in reaching their full potential.
Wisconsin’s network of peer services includes statewide options for support by phone, drop in, and overnight stays.
The statewide peer-run warmline, UpliftWI, provides peer support over the phone at 534-202-5438 from noon to midnight daily.
Peer recovery centers offer drop-in opportunities for peer support. No appointment is necessary.
Peer-run respites offer peer support during scheduled overnight stays.
Peer specialist certifications
Many people receive peer services through trained peer providers. There are two types of peer specialist certifications in Wisconsin.
- Certified peer specialist: An individual with experience in the mental health and substance use services system trained to provide support to others struggling to find a path to recovery.
- Certified parent peer specialist: An individual with experience raising a child with behavioral health challenges trained to utilize their experience navigating services in support of other parents.