Peer Mentors are staff members who are in long-term recovery who have been trained in providing on-going support to clients and help to build recovery capacity for persons new to recovery by connecting them to naturally occurring resources in the community, assisting in reduction of barriers to fully engaging in recovery, and providing support in skill development for maintaining a recovery lifestyle. They help the client gain access to housing, education, mental health, vocational, physical health and community support groups, etc.