Peer Recovery at Amos House


At the heart of all Amos House programs is a commitment to  building a supportive community.  Amos House utilizes the community support of individuals with lived experience to help our guests navigate the recovery process.  Peer Recovery Specialists are incorporated across many departments, including Outreach, Social Services, and Housing.  

Amos House Peer Recovery Specialists are at least 18 years old and have lived experience of mental illness, addiction, homelessness, or incarceration, or have a family member who has lived at least one of these experiences.  PRS at Amos House are required to have a minimum one year of health stability, sobriety, housed status, and/or post release community living.    

All Peer Recovery Specialists at Amos House have completed 46 hours of instructed peer recovery training as approved by the state of Rhode Island.  Prior to certification, each PRS is required to complete 500 hours of volunteer or paid experience and receives a minimum of 25 hours of clinical supervision.  Once specialists at Amos House meet the certification requirements stated above, it is expected that they will apply and test to become a certified Peer Recovery Specialist by the Rhode Island Certification Board.