Become a
Certified Peer Specialist

A Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) is an individual in recovery from mental health challenges who has been trained to effectively use their recovery story to help other individuals seeking recovery.

Becoming a CPS or a CFP

Become a
Certified Family Partner

A Certified Family Partner (CFP) is a parent or guardian who has lived experience raising a child with mental or emotional challenges and who has learned to successfully navigate the systems of care.

The Via Hope Recovery Institute provides organizational change work. The aim is to promote mental health system transformation by helping organizations develop practices that support and expect recovery, and by promoting the voices of people with lived experience, youth, and family members.

Upcoming Events

  • Co-Occurring

    The Co-Occurring Challenges Training is a two-day training designed to educate Certified Peer Specialists and Certified Recovery Coaches about the philosophies, issues, and practices underlying each other’s work.

  • CPS Certification (Austin)

    Via Hope operates the only statewide training and certification program for peer specialists that is recognized by the Health and Human Services Commission.

  • TIPS (Austin)

    The Texas Trauma-Informed Peer Support (TTIPS) Training is a two and a half day training designed to educate peers on the impact of trauma across the lifespan and to support those they are working with to address trauma in an intentional and informed manner.

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