I am a peer support specialist, as well as the outreach specialist for Iowa Peer Network. I love my job! I do what I do for a myriad of reasons. The main reason is to be the person I wish I had when I was struggling.
I started my human service career as a volunteer at a crisis hotline because I knew what it was like to feel hurt and isolated, and I wanted to give back to others who felt that way. I became trained as a Peer Support Specialist in 2015.