Become a Peer Facilitator

What does it mean to become a Peer Facilitator, a “HOPE REPRESENTATIVE?”

Peer Facilitators are unique among all other providers of health care because:

  • They possess the “lived experience”.
  • They have, openly and without shame, begun their journey to heal.
  • They model an openness that encourages others to share their journeys.
  • They help participants to move forward from the feelings of loss and longing, allowing them to go on living without their loved one, while holding the memory of that person in their hearts.

Examples of organizations who have benefited from Peer Facilitator Training include:

  • Hospice
  • Assisted Living Facilities
  • Grief Support Groups
  • Clergy/Church Leaders
  • Funeral Homes/Funeral Directors
  • Senior Centers
“You will lose someone you can’t live without, and your heart will be badly broken, and the bad news is that you never completely get over the loss of your beloved. But this is also the good news. They live forever in your broken heart that doesn’t seal back up. And you come through. It’s like having a broken leg that never heals perfectly… that still hurts when the weather gets cold, but you learn to dance with the limp.”  ” — Anne Lamott

Please complete the Training Application here.

See the testimonials from previous Peer Facilitator Trainees

"Keep doing what you are doing! You kept the pace moving in each of the sessions. Also kudos for truly listening to each of us, never being judgemental and never displaying a visible reaction if something offered might differ from your expectations."
"Very informative. I learned a lot. It definitely helped me better understand what a facilitator does."
"Outstanding! time was managed extremely well- After 8 weeks of training I'm feeling prepared to facilitate a group."
"To understand and learn the role of a facilitator as a support person not a fixer. The value of the various exercises and activities were very helpful."
"Learning the skills required for facilitating a group, the nature of the grief journey and how important what we will be doing really is."