HEART: sanando, empoderando y reconstruyendo juntos
Models of peer support focus on a cultural, shared, lived experience, with an emphasis on the resilience of the individuals involved. Multiple peer-reviewed studies have repeatedly shown these programs have offered solidarity and healing support to communities in need of an additional option to traditional behavioral healthcare services. Peer support is known to have benefits for both the supporter and the receiver as the roles and relationships fluctuate and more formal services are included (when needed).
The Vegas Strong Resiliency Center has collaborated with a nationally recognized expert to create a community peer support program for the worldwide Route 91 family: Healing, Empowering, And Rebuilding Together (HEART).