Washington County Peer Support
A Peer Support Specialist is a professional who utilizes their personal lived experiences to provide support to others and demonstrate that recovery is possible.
The Peer Support Specialist uses their unique set of lived experiences and recovery, in combination with comprehensive skills-training, including continuing education, to support people with similar lived experience. Peer Specialists actively center peer support principles and skills in their work, while working in a clearly defined role and collaborating in a complementary fashion as part of an agency's team support structure. They demonstrate the ability to center choice and self-determination, as well as the recognition and validation of many pathways to self-defined recovery. Many find that the freedom to define their struggles and victories on their own terms and makes meaning of their own experiences as they see fit as being instrumental in fostering a life worth living. The Peer Support recognizes the people they support as the ultimate experts in what will work best for themselves. The Peer Support trusts and respects their peers' decisions and advocates alongside them in order to ensure their needs are met in a person-centered, self-determined manner.
Contact Information:

If you are interested in working with a peer support specialist or if you want more information, please use the contact information below:

Dylan Kenworthy

Office Address:
Sirona Recovery Washington County
333 W Washington Street
West Bend, WI  53095


Washington County
Recovery Support
Peer Support Specialist Services
  • Provide consumers with emotional support, understanding, empathetic listening, and hope for a better future
  • Community resource navigation
  • Provide clients with best practice interventions to promote recovery
  • Effectively provide consumers practical assistance with issues related to housing, transportation, developing a social network, crisis support, personal advocacy and self-improvement
  • Use self-disclosure to deepen connection, inspire hope, and provide empathic listening
  • Serve a critical role in the systemic rethinking of responses to people in crisis
  • Value self-determination as a guiding ethical principle
  • Facilitate person-centered goal setting
  • Support many pathways to recovery, wellness, and meaningful living