Recovery is Possible!
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Montana’s Peer Network is a statewide peer run 501c3 non-profit recovery organization with a mission to lead the expansion and development of recovery-oriented behavioral health services in Montana.
We are a network of over 1500 individuals in 78 communities across Montana who are in recovery from mental health, substance abuse and/or addiction struggles. We provide information, education, training, peer support and resources across the state using our own “lived experience” in long term recovery. This is the recovery movement. A national shift from a maintenance model of behavioral health to a recovery model, where every individual has access to care, choices, and the message that “recovery is possible.”
We are peer run, by people in recovery. We promote the recovery concepts of hope, self advocacy, education, peer support, personal responsibility and resiliency. We believe that these concepts are universal regardless of what recovery program you may chose. We are a member based organization with a board of directors and staff. Our main office is located in beautiful Livingston, Montana but our staff are located across the state.
The consumer/peer movement officially began in Montana in 2006. Originally name Calm4us, Montana’s Peer Network became the first recognized peer organization in Montana. The main focus was to implement Wellness Recovery Action Planning workshops started by four WRAP facilitators. We worked closely with Mental Health America of Montana, through its National Consumer Technical Assistance Center (NCSTAC) to create the organization that exists today.
Current and Past Funders
- SAMHSA awards MPN a 3 year grant for Peer Advocacy and Leadership Development Project
- MPN receives funding from MT Mental Health Trust to begin Peer Support Demonstration Program in Townsend
- 2019 Legislature approves peer support as a Medicaid billable service $6m
- Annual Recovery Conference held September 6 in Helena
- Membership surpasses 1100
- 35,346 miles traveled across Montana leading the recovery movement
- Training offered:
- 4 PS101 trainings
- 1 Employer/Provider trainings
- 4 Trauma trainings
- 2 Recovery Program Must Haves
- 3 Intro to Recovery
- 3 Navigating Complex Relationship trainings
- 1 Clinical Supervisor trainings
- 24 webinars offered