Peer to Peer Supports
At the heart of the Wildflower Alliance’s work are peer-to-peer supports.
What is Peer Support?
Peer to peer support means coming together as regular people who have “been there” ourselves, and exploring whatever people are struggling with, side-by-side.
Peer support means trusting the inherent wisdom of each person, and avoiding giving advice or interpretations of what they are going through, unless they ask.
VALIDATION communicates that our thoughts and feelings are welcome and real.
CURIOSITY gives us lots of space to explore what things mean without jumping to assessment or conclusions.
VULNERABILITY creates genuine and mutual relationships where each person matters.
Engaging the broader COMMUNITY reminds us to be bridges, not lifeboats in our support work.
Healing and Growth Through Relationships
Each of our centers is currently serving as a basic needs and support station. We distribute food, phones, foot warmers, camping gear, bleach kits, narcan, and other essentials to people in the community.
Discord is a social platform that we use to host an online peer support & community space.
The Wildflower Alliance has Community Bridgers. People who can ease the transition from hospital back to community for those who would like additional support.
Searching for and maintaining adequate housing can often feel hopeless and demoralizing. The Wildflower Alliance can help.
Feeling lonely, sad or in distress?
Are you looking for resource information?
Just want to talk or be heard?