Announcing Open Application for our Peer Wellness Specialist Training! Visit our Events page to Apply!



The Peer Wellness Specialist Training is an 80 hour course, where participants learn to effectively support peers with their health and wellness goals. Note that the dates of this training are scheduled as follows:


January 4th - 8th, and each Thursday for the following five weeks (January 14th, 21st, 28th, February 4th, and 11th).


There is a $750 fee associated with the course, however, limited scholarships are available. If you have available funds, but need to request a supplement to meet the $750 fee, please include the requested amount in the message box below.


To apply for this training, please provide your name, email, and phone number is the message box below. If you are inquiring for someone else, please include in the message box below, the name of the attendee and dates that the individual may be available for an interview after the December 9th deadline. Sunny Briscoe will contact you as soon as possible to schedule an interview.


Applications will close December 9, 2015.

Note: Please fill out the fields marked with an asterisk.




Participants are sought to engage in a study on social recovery. Social recovery is defined as the ability to lead a full, contributing, active life. The purpose of the study is to develop a measure of social recovery. Casadi is looking for people to take the measure and three others that have already been developed to see if her measure performs as expected. 


You must be 18 years or older and in recovery from a mental health challenge. Participation is voluntary. Those who take the survey can choose to enter an optional drawing for one of two $100 Visa gift cards. The computer-based survey will take about 30 minutes to complete. Your name will not be revealed. If interested, please contact your support worker or visit HERE.


Casadi identifies as in recovery from bipolar disorder and substance abuse and is a Portland State University School of Social Work PhD student. Feel free to contact her with any questions or concerns:


Casadi "Khaki" Marino