To provide peer emotional support and
development services to:
a. Washington state residents impacted by
temporary or chronic addiction, mental health
and/or HIV/AIDS or other sexually transmitted diseases.
b. Target disparately impacted communities through site expansion operated as a dba of Peer Washington named for location and guided by a charter identifying the target community served.
c. Maintain safe space for members identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender
non-conforming or other sexual minorities at all our locations regardless of the target community.
d. Services shall be open to any person impacted by addiction, mental health or HIV/AIDS; however, outreach for each site will be directed toward the community identified in the site charter.
e. Our work is done in a spirit of safety, trust, inclusiveness and celebration of individual differences.
Peer Washington envisions a community of peers connected by shared experience in compassionate support of one another.
Peer Washington cultivates powerful, healthy lives by providing peer emotional support and development services to those impacted by addiction, mental health and/or HIV/AIDS.
Peer Kent, a program of Peer Washington has been established to further the mission of Peer Washington to the South King County community. The Chief Executive Officer of Peer Washington shall employ and oversee the position of Director of Peer Kent who identifies as a peer with lived experience who maintains residence in King County. The Peer Kent Director will
act under the direction of the Chief Executive Officer to fulfill the obligations of this charter within the mission of Peer Washington. Peer Kent shall provide the core programs of peer coaching, peer facilitated support groups, supported employment and supportive housing. Services provided by Peer Kent in addition to these core programs will include individuals engaged with the judicial system, families of those impacted by behavioral health and any other community informed needs in the South King County area as funding permits within the scope of Peer Washington’s mission statement.