Lived Experience and Experiential Knowledge
PeerWorks values lived experience and the skills and knowledge gained through experiencing mental health and/or substance use concerns, and navigating systems and related systemic barriers, stigma, and discrimination.
Independent Peer Voice
PeerWorks is member-driven and rooted in and accountable to the history of the Consumer/Survivor movement and sustaining an independent, peer voice.
Diversity as Strength
PeerWorks advocates for social justice, equity, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and inclusion. We respect and value all people and embrace diverse experiences related to race, religion, spirituality, ethnicity, gender identity, age, class, income, sexual identity, disability, geographic location, and unique life experiences.
Hope and Wellness/Recovery
PeerWorks believes in the right of each individual to self determine their own approach to wellness/recovery and to learn from their peers.
Integrity, Transparency, and Honesty
PeerWorks acts with integrity, transparency, and honesty in all its relationships and partnerships.
Innovation through Partnership and Collaboration
PeerWorks is committed to building and fostering an innovative peer community through partnership and collaboration. We are stronger together than alone.