A Peer Mentor is an individual with a disability that has been trained to help consumers locate community resources, identify individual goals and make adjustments to a newly acquired or progressive disability.

Peer Mentors provide one-to-one peer support by sharing their own personal knowledge, expertise and experience with other people with disabilities. This support can increase independence and allow individuals to gain the information necessary to reach their goals.

SEMCIL offers peer support individually through the Peer Mentor service and in group settings through support groups and workshops.

Program Goals

  • Provide resources to persons with disabilities seeking peer support.
  • Provide training to persons with disabilities who would like to be peer mentor.
  • Facilitate peer support groups for persons with disabilities.
  • Provide support and guidance to persons with disabilities through shared experiences.