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Agency Biography

LSSSC’s mission is to live out God’s love by embracing, equipping, and empowering vulnerable individuals, families, and communities toward self-sufficiency. We offer integrative, culturally responsive, and trauma-informed care. Agency-wide programs include Emergency Assistance; Housing Services; Care Coordination; Community Education and Support; Health, Wellness and Recovery; Senior Services; Services for Individuals with Disabilities; Educational Services, and Workforce Development. In our services, we are committed to train and support peer support specialists in helping break down barriers to care and empower people to find and follow their own recovery paths. Peers with lived experience provide advocacy, encouragement, acceptance, resources, and hope to those navigating the public mental health (PMHS) and recovery systems of care. Peers provide direct support to underserved populations including those who are unhoused, justice involved, veterans, and families of children/youth who are struggling with mental health and/or substance abuse challenges. Peer support is integral in promoting resilience and recovery.

Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialist Certification Training Schedule

Training Method: Hybrid, Online, and Asynchronous

Training Modality:  Cohort or individual

Training Location(s):  Varies

Training Length: 80 hours of individual curriculum, and a 20-hour internship at an agency near you.

Training Hours: Varies

Registration Capacity: Unlimited

Link to register for classes: