The Peer Recovery Center of Excellence (PR CoE) exists to enhance the field of peer recovery support services. Led by those with lived experience, peer voice is at the core of our work and guides our mission. Peers – people in recovery from substance use challenges – serve a valuable role in helping persons with substance use challenges in achieving and maintaining long-term recovery. We are here to offer help from those who have done this work to those wanting to enhance or begin peer support services in their communities!
The Peer Recovery CoE has been funded since 2020 by the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration to provide training and technical assistance to the peer workforce, recovery community organizations, and other organizations in the ecosystem of recovery to support the implementation of peer recovery support services. The PR CoE is housed at the University of Missouri Kansas City as part of its Collaborative to Advance Health Services.