Peer to Peer Support Program

“Who, then, can so softly bind up the wound of another as he who has felt the same wound himself?”Thomas Jefferson

 

The Peer Support Program is designed to offer people who have suffered a stroke the opportunity to talk with a specially selected and trained person with the same or similar injury who has returned to a full and meaningful life. The program promotes:

  • A support system
  • A resource network
  • Setting and reaching attainable goals
  • Restoring hope + purpose

A Peer Supporter experiences the satisfaction of sharing one-on-one with their Peer and given the opportunity to “tell it like it is.” Peer Supporting can be a rewarding experience for all involved.

Research shows peer support improves wellbeing & the ability to cope with life challenges by:

 

  • Discussing feelings and experiences
  • Introducing ideas and approaches others have found helpful
  • Reassuring you’re not alone in how you are feeling
  • Connecting with others
  • Sense of belonging
  • Encouraging you to value your strengths
  • Building self-esteem and confidence
  • Create optimism about the future
  • Finding purpose

 

If you are interested in learning more about Peer Support and the programs offered through Stroke Awareness Oregon, please submit a form below to connect with our team. Our Peer to Peer Program Coordinator will reach out to you directly to discuss next steps and connect you with a peer that best meets your current recovery needs and wants. 

Peer to Peer Interest Form