Find a Peer Supporter
We are here to support you
Are you or a loved one in need of additional support for an eating disorder and/or addiction and don’t know where to begin?
Here at HHRR, we understand that seeking out treatment can be a difficult, confusing and nerve-wracking experience. We want to make it as simple as possible for you and remind you that you are not alone!
If you are interested in being connected with one of our trained peer supporters, you are in the right spot and we will help you every step of the way.
Our process is simple:
- Fill out our client inquiry form
- Complete the necessary intake forms
- Become matched with a peer supporter!
We try our best to match our clients with one of our peer supporters based on similarities in age, gender identity, eating disorder/addiction experience and more.
If you have any questions about this process, please contact us and we would be happy to speak with you further.
Click the “I am interested in getting Peer Support” button below to fill our our client inquiry form.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is eligible for HHRR peer support services?
Anyone and everyone struggling with an eating disorder and/or addiction. After you fill out the initial inquiry form, we will assess our peer support team availability and decide if we believe that our peer support program is a good fit for you. HHRR welcomes people of all identities and does not discriminate based upon age, race, gender, sexuality or any other identity.
What are the program costs?
Individual peer support services cost $50/hour. Group peer support services cost $30/hour. However, if you are unable to use our services due to financial barriers, please let us know as we are happy to see if you qualify for our scholarship fund.
How many times must I meet with my peer supporter?
We recommend that clients meet with their peer supporter at least once a week for 6 months in order to receive optimal support. However, we understand that everyone is at a different place in their recovery journey and some may require more or less time with their peer supporter based upon differing levels of needs.
What happens if I relapse?
Relapse happens. We are working toward progress, not perfection. We are NOT interested in putting people out or punishing them for being human. If you relapse, you will meet with your peer supporter and outside treatment team to determine the next best steps. If you become suicidal, and we believe you are not safe, we will arrange for you to be evaluated immediately. This is true for both ED and drugs/alcohol relapse.
What are my rights to confidentiality?
We are committed to providing the highest level of confidentiality. Each client must sign a confidentiality agreement where they agree to keep personal information they learn about the other clients and their peer supporter confidential. What is said between clients and peer supporters must be kept between clients and peer supporters, except when staff needs to know if someone is at risk for harm.
Once you are matched with one of our peer supporters, you will be sent our HIPAA confidentiality statement to read and sign. We may also ask you to sign a release of information for us to speak with your medical doctor and/or treatment providers.
Will I meet with my peer supporter in person or virtually?
You can do either! The great part about our peer support services is that it is up to you if you would like to meet with your peer supporter in person or virtually. We are here to provide you with as much support as possible – in the way that works best for you.
Can a peer supporter be a replacement for a clinician?
While our peer supporters are here to help support our clients during recovery, they are not a substitute for their outside clinical team. We require our clients to meet with a clinician while seeing an HHRR peer supporter. If you need help finding a therapist or clinical help, please submit an inquiry form or contact us at: (216) 407-6278.
If you didn’t find the answer to your question(s), please call us at (216) 407-6278.
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