A key concept of JCIL’s commitment to Peer-to-Peer support is to recruit staff and board members who have disabilities. Peer-to-peer counseling and support is vital to the success of independent living. Who better to provide counseling, advice, and encouragement than a person with a similar disability who has successfully overcome the challenges caused by the disability? We provide morale support and encouragement for consumers by:
Sharing similar experiences
Helping to cope with disabilities
Giving requested information
Phone contact to monitor needs and check on progress.