Nightingale Public Advocacy Collective’s Peer Support Specialist Training Project is sponsoring a, free, Oregon Health Authority-approved, training opportunity for people working with unhoused neighbors in our community. We are pleased to be able to offer this opportunity to learn new skills and improve existing ones. We hope to spread tools of empowerment throughout the houseless community so that individually, and collectively, the voices and ideas of those most affected are heard and resources are committed to end our community’s housing crisis.
The project’s goal is to provide training for 45 individuals in 2016. We anticipate offering the first class for 15 people this spring. The 40-hour course will be provided by Project Able http://projectable.org and will be held locally 5 days over a 2-week period. Applicants should expect to spend some study time outside of class.
For those completing the course and obtaining certification, explorations are underway to provide opportunities to work part-time hours.… Read the rest