Via Hope is a Texas based 501c3 nonprofit organization that provides trauma-responsive training and consultation to individuals in recovery from behavior health challenges, transitional aged youth, and organizational change work throughout the country. Via Hope works closely with providers of behavior health services to help them become recovery oriented in their culture and practices.

Via Hope offers certification training for Mental Health Peer Specialists that qualifies individuals to provide Medicaid billable peer support.  We also provide Reentry Peer Specialist training.  Both are certified through the Texas Certification Board.  Additionally, Via Hope offers several specialized continuing education trainings and organizational change work through our Recovery Institute.

Via Hope’s Recovery Institute works to promote behavioral health system transformation by supporting organizations as they put person-centered, trauma-responsive principles into action.

Recovery Institute initiatives are designed to support the implementation of new practices, shift organizational culture, promote innovation, and increase collaboration within and among teams, preparing organizations to meet the challenges and opportunities arising in our rapidly changing environment.

Upcoming Events

  • Co-Occurring Challenges

    Via Hope is offering the Co-Occurring Challenges training online. This training is designed for both Mental Health Peer Specialists and Recovery Support Peer Specialists to give an overview of how to provide peer support to people experiencing substance use and mental health challenges. General philosophies, issues, and practices underlying each other’s work will be explored. […]

  • MHPS Certification Training (eLearning)

    Via Hope is offering the Mental Health Peer Specialist training online.  The delivery method will  be provided via Zoom technology, chats, polls, whiteboards and short interactive breakout sessions online.  Via Hope provides an interactive training to help people learn and practice the skills necessary to offer peer support to people receiving mental health services. Our […]

  • Group Facilitation (eLearning)

    Only those with Centralized Training accounts can register for this training. Group Facilitation Via Hope developed Group Facilitation: A Peer-Based Approach to train people who currently facilitate peer-led groups or those who would like to facilitate peer-led groups. This training uses healing-centered group facilitation techniques and aims to help people build and refine their skills […]

Online Learning

  • Recovery-Oriented Practice: Intro to Recovery

    This introductory series includes two modules: Introduction to Recovery & Recovery-Oriented Practice and Introduction to Peer Support.

  • Partnering: The Person-Centered Approach

    This course examines the critical relationships between and among providers, people in recovery, and individuals – family, friends, community members – who provide additional support. It acknowledges that recovery does not happen in isolation, but rather as a result of ongoing collaboration between the person and the important people in his or her life.


  • National Wraparound Initiative

    The National Wraparound Initiative is a collaborative effort to better specify the wraparound practice model, compile specific strategies and tools, and disseminate information about how to implement wraparound in a way that can achieve positive outcomes for youth and families.

  • Strength of Us

    Strength of Us is a website created by youth, for youth so that they can have a space online to reach out to one another, to seek online resources, and to find tip sheets. The site covers a wide variety of topics from setting life goals to creating budgets to having healthy relationships.

  • Boys Town National Hotline

    The hotline is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and staffed by counselors. Suicide prevention, abuse, relationship trouble, runaways, and school trouble are among the many issues that can be discussed with a phone counselor.