About us

About Us

At PeerForce, we believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to build a fulfilling and meaningful career as a Peer or Family Partner. That’s why we’ve created an all-in-one place hub for everything you need to kick-start your peer career.

Our aim is to support Peers and Family Partners to advance their careers and make a positive impact in the communities where they live, and the organizations that employ them. We provide support to current workforce members, as well as individuals who are interested in entering the career field. PeerForce supports organizations that provide peer services by broadening the pipeline between employers and candidates.

Our work is supported by the greater ecosystem of peer trainers, supervisors, and employers This means that you’ll have access to a network of support and resources to help you succeed in your career.

PeerForce is a collaborative project between Form Communities and the Centralized Training Infrastructure and UTHSCSA and is funded by Texas Health and Human Services Commission. PeerForce collaborates with the greater ecosystem of peer employers, trainers, supervisors, and stakeholders.

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A Career in Peer Support

 

A career in peer support can be rewarding and fulfilling for those who are interested in helping others and have personal experience with the issues that their clients may be facing. Peer support workers are typically individuals who have lived experience with mental health issues, addiction, or other challenges and use their personal experiences to help others who are struggling with similar issues.

Mental health is a vital part of everyone’s life, and it can be hard to find the right support.

Peer support is the act of providing emotional support to another person who has experienced similar mental health issues.

Who is a Peers Support Specialist?

Peers Support Specialists are professionally trained, state-certified individuals who combine their lived experience, with professional training to help others navigate their recovery.

Why Choose Us?

All-In-One Place Hub

PeerForce is your go-to for a successful Peer career. Find training, resources, and connections all in one place.

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Job Board

Discover a range of Peer opportunities on our job board, including full-time, part-time, and internship roles.

Financial Aid

Find a wide range of financial aids that are available for the certifications through PeerForce.

Community Hubs

Connect with other Peer specialists and expand your network at our community hub for career support.

All-In-One Training Calendar

Discover training near you with our all-in-one training calendar.

24/7 Support

Get career guidance and support for all your Peer career questions at PeerForce.

 

LEADERSHIP

Meet our team

Our team brings a wealth of experience in peer support and mental health.

Josh Green

Josh Green

Program Lead

Josh Green is a highly experienced peer support worker and program lead for PeerForce. He has worked in various substance use treatment and nonprofit environments and is a strong advocate for peer support services.

Josh’s personal experiences with recovery and peer support have shaped his professional goal of increasing growth, awareness, and access to these services. He is compassionate, and dedicated, and has made a significant impact on the lives of many.

 

 

Kyler Liu

Kyler Liu

Support

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Laura Vasquez

Laura Vasquez

Administration Office

Laura Vasquez is a highly experienced and trained mental health professional who has been working in the field for over 11 years. She is a certified peer specialist and has completed RSPS training.

In addition to her specialized training, Laura has over 30 years of experience working in an office setting, where she has gained expertise in administrative tasks, documentation, and data collection oversight.

Laura Vasquez

Laura Vasquez

Administration Office

Laura Vasquez is a highly experienced and trained mental health professional who has been working in the field for over 11 years. She is a certified peer specialist and has completed RSPS training.

In addition to her specialized training, Laura has over 30 years of experience working in an office setting, where she has gained expertise in administrative tasks, documentation, and data collection oversight. 

 

 

What do Peers Say about a Career in Peer?

 Kick Start Your Peer Career Now!

 If you’re ready to start your peer career, or if you’re looking to take your existing career to the next level, PeerForce is the place to be. With our comprehensive support and resources, we can help you succeed in your career and make a positive impact in your community.

+1 (210) 756 4322

support@peerforce.org

If you are an organization that works with Peers and Family Partners, we encourage you to get in touch with us to learn more about how we can support your work. Together, we can create a stronger and more supportive Peer and Family Partner community in Texas.