Our Mission & Purpose

Peer Support is both an offering and a role that is effective at empowering those in recovery to positively continue their recovery journey. AMPSS’ broader purpose is to strengthen the leadership, skills, effectiveness, and efficiency of those who provide Peer Support (whether certified, or not), including, but not limited to: Peer Specialists, Recovery Coaches, Family Support, Mentors/Liaisons, Youth-to-Youth Mentors and other Facilitators/ Educators/Individuals of mental health/disability populations in Mississippi who provide Peer Support.

AMPSS aims to positively evolve the Mississippi mental health system of care to be more responsive to and inclusive of Peer Support, to be accomplished through research, education, training, public policy education, workforce development and opportunity creation, and special projects.