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Peer Support Program

About The Peer Support Program

The Role of the peer specialist is to create and develop a supportive relationship with peers. Peer Specialists use recovery tools, personal recovery stories, and community networking to assist peers in recognizing the opportunities of living the life he/she wishes to live.

The job of the Certified Peer Support Specialist does not replace current clinical mental health staff, but offers additional and/or alternative options to help patients in their efforts to recover.

If you would like to be a part of the program please call us at
843-521-4100 x126.


Certified Peer Support Specialists Provide…

  • Self Help: Learning to make informed decisions.
  • Self Improvement: Learning to plan & carry out activities to increase self-worth.
  • Self Advocacy: Learning to gather info about issues related to mental illness & recovery.
  • Individual Advocacy: Developing skills to be able to actively participate in treatment.
  • Crisis Support: Learning how to design & use a crisis plan & learn alternatives to using the emergency room or jail.
  • Housing: Learning about stable housing &/or how to end an unsafe housing situation.
  • Social Network: Learning how to build healthy relationships.


Group Discussions

The Peer Support Program offers a variety of peer facilitated groups that are beneficial in a number of ways.

  • To decrease the common idea that we are alone
  • To approach ourselves through the cultivating of supportive relationships
  • To gain a multifaceted & multicultural perspective about general issues
  • To set goals, plan, and work towards a higher self
  • To collectively reach solutions


1-on-1 Peer Support

Individual peer support is also offered as an alternative to group discussion. Peer support program participants are given an opportunity to work on issues and to accomplish goals through a focused one-one-one approach.

Group Schedule

(Call 843-852-4100 x126 and ask for Lloyd Hale.)


Designed to empower peers through learning socialization & healthy living skills to include exploring career opportunities.

  • Paticia Green, Facilitator
  • Every Friday; 11am-12:30pm
  • West Ashley (WA) Clinic, Rm. 153


Designed to instill “hope in recovery” for persons suffering from an addiction/mental illness (12 step-model focus).

  • Mary Robinson, Facilitator
  • Wednesdays 2-3pm; Dorch Clinic
  • Mondays 11am-12:30; WA Clinic, Rm 153


A support group focusing on building skills for living a healthy lifestyle in recovery.

  • Robert Gulbranson, Facilitator
  • Tuesdays 9:30-10:30am
  • West Ashley Clinic, Rm. 156


A discussion group promoting peer networking & recovery ‘as the peer sees it’.

  • Lloyd Hale II, Facilitator
  • Tuesdays & Wednesdays 11am-12noon
  • West Ashley Clinic, Rm 156

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2018 Lowcountry Mental Health Conference
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Contact Us

Charleston Clinic: (843) 852-4100
Dorchester Clinic: (843) 873-5063
Business Office: (843) 212-8980
TTY: (800) 647-2066
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