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

  • Free Introduction to WRAP® (elearning)

    Free Introduction to Wellness Recovery Action Plan.  During this time you will learn what Wellness Recovery Action Plan is.  This work was created in the late 90s by a group of individuals looking to overcome their own personal mental health challenges and live a life of their choosing.  Today WRAP® has evolved and while it […]

  • Healing Centered Peer Support (Trauma Responsive) eLearning

    This is a three-day training, which provides participants with a foundation for understanding what trauma is, how trauma impacts people and communities, what healing looks like, and how peers can use these concepts and their own lived experience to best support people who are navigating trauma and/or exploring healing. Throughout the training, participants will have […]

  • Peer Specialist Whole Health & Resiliency eLearning

    This training offers a foundation in Whole Health concepts and planning tools for Certified Peer Specialists to use as part of their daily work. 8.5 CEUs For more information on Peer Specialist Whole Health & Resiliency training. Apply Here Sept. 25-Oct. 5, 2020

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.