Route 91 Heals is pleased to offer Peer Support to anyone in the Route 91 community who would like to connect with another survivor.
Our Peer Supporters are ready to connect! Each peer supporter has successfully completed over 20 hours of training and coaching, and provides this opportunity to connect as a volunteer, wanting to connect and help others.
If you are interested in peer support, please click the link below. You will receive some additional information and a sign-up form, and then our Lead Peer Supporter, Molly Maurer will contact you to match you with a fellow Route 91 peer supporter.
Peer support is the process of giving and receiving encouragement and assistance to achieve long-term resilience and recovery. Peer supporters offer emotional support, share knowledge, teach skills, provide practical assistance, and connect people with resources, opportunities, communities of support, and other Route 91 community members.
Peers offer their unique lived experience to provide support focused on advocacy, education, mentoring, and motivation. Peer support is not therapy, or professional counseling. While TIPS peer supporters have been trained and are being supported by a team of mental health professionals, your peer supporters are NOT licensed mental health clinicians. They are survivors who want to connect.
TIPS stands for Trauma Informed Peer Support, and is an evidence informed and customized Peer Support Program for those affected by the Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting. The project is administered through Give an Hour’s Route 91 Heals Project. The Vegas Strong Resiliency Center, based in Las Vegas, Nevada, offers a similar Peer Support Program, that is called HEART (Healing, Empowering and Rebuilding Together).
A TIPS Peer Supporter is an individual with a lived experience related to Route 91 who has made a personal commitment to his or her own self-care and has a desire to use what was learned from that lived experience to assist others with similar challenges.
TIPS Supporters have experiential knowledge. This provides a powerful message of hope, as well as a wealth of experiential knowledge that can enhance engagement. The development of a supportive peer relationship builds personal resilience and supports participation with other supports in the community.
TIPS Supporters focus on wellness needs and strengths. They help people to identify needs, build on strengths and resources, and help others in achieving goals.
TIPS Supporters provide support and ensure that all individuals served build on their self-care skills to achieve and/or maintain personally meaningful goals.