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WELCOME TO PALMS CENTER

COUNCIL FOR CARE

OUR BOARD CONSISTS OF CERTIFIED PEER SPECIALIST, CORPORATE MANAGERS, ENVIRONMENTAL BIOTECHNOLOGIST, RESEARCHERS, LICENSED CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKERS, AND HOLISTIC AND TRADITIONAL CARE PRACTITIONERS. MAJORITY MEMBERS ARE PARENTS, IDENTIFY AS BIPOC, AND HAVE LIVED EXPERIENCE WITH MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES..  

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At The Palms Center, we recognize that traditional recovery paths don't work for everyone. That's why we embrace a modern approach to connection and healing, addressing the disparities in healthcare with fresh, effective strategies. We are proud to be part of The Phoenix Family, actively engaging in community events that foster connection and growth.

Incarceration, poverty, disease, and premature deaths are significant challenges that can be mitigated through targeted education, thoughtful policy creation, and proactive outreach. Our commitment at The Palms Center is rooted in our core values: conservation, faith, family, and social justice. These pillars guide our dedicated service to our families, our communities, and our planet.

A Note from the Founder:

At The Palms Center, our inspiration is drawn from the resilient palm tree, a symbol deeply rooted in the landscapes of desert regions. To us, the palm tree represents more than just survival; it signifies the presence of an oasis, a sanctuary of refuge and peace amid adversity. Inspired by this powerful symbol, we believe that together, hand in hand, we can withstand life's challenges and thrive. At The Palms Center, we are dedicated to creating a community that embodies this spirit of resilience and support.

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Our Compass

Palms Center: P.E.E.R.S.

ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW

Organization Overview:

  • Mission: To increase community participation, empowerment, and social change through specialized personal development and trauma restoration services.

  • Vision: To instill hope, improve engagement and quality of life, boost self-confidence and integrity, and alleviate the burden on the traditional healthcare system.

  • Leadership: Comprised of professional staff, board members, and volunteers with lived experience who guide our holistic approach to mental health.

  • Resources: Fundraising efforts and diverse funding sources that sustain and expand our initiatives.

Palm Center: P.E.E.R.S.

OUTREACH & COLLABORATION

Outreach and Collaboration:

  • Community Outreach: Engagements with educators, parents, medical providers, therapists, social workers, activists, legislators, nonprofits, businesses, and peer support communities.

  • Public Relations and Partnerships: Ongoing collaborations that amplify our reach and impact within and beyond the community.

  • Research and Development: Commitment to participating in studies and initiatives that measure the effectiveness of our mission.

Palms Center: P.E.E.R.S.

PROGRAMS AND SERVICES

Programs and Services:

  • Education and Empowerment: Through workforce development and leadership training, we empower individuals to take active roles in their recovery and community engagement.

  • Restorative Support: Offering trauma recovery services, life skills training, and mindset shifts to foster personal and community growth.

  • Online Community: A secure platform for individuals to share their journeys, exchange support, and connect with others.

  • Serving youth, adults, and seniors living with or loving someone with  a current diagnosis.

Palm Center: P.E.E.R.S.

CONCLUSION

The Partnership for Education, Empowerment, and Restorative Support: is a pioneering peer-run organization that addresses mental health disparities through systemic advocacy, self-advocacy, and culturally competent care. We are dedicated to closing the growing gap between individuals with mental health issues and traditional healthcare systems, particularly in Black, Indigenous, and Person of Color (BIPOC) communities. The Palms Center, as one of the nation's first to provide education, empowerment, and restorative care through peer support, plays a critical role in transforming the landscape of mental health services. Through continued support and funding, we can extend our reach and deepen our impact, offering hope and practical solutions to those in need. 

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Community Health: Frontline

Certified Peer Support Practitioner Certification

Course Duration: Virtual + LIVE Discussions (90+ hours of theory and supervised practicum placement)

Course Description: This comprehensive certification program is designed for individuals aspiring to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others through peer support roles within mental health, substance abuse recovery, and community health settings. The course equips participants with the skills, knowledge, and ethical frameworks necessary to offer support, advocacy, and empowerment to peers., across multiple professions, backgrounds, and communities. By fostering a deep understanding of the peer support model, this program ensures that practitioners are prepared to contribute positively to recovery and resilience within their communities.
 

Minimum Eligibility Qualifications: (check one)

  • Background Experience:

    • Former foster youth

    • High school diploma or GED equivalent

  • Health Qualifications:

    • Currently living or loving someone with a diagnosed condition

    • Received mental health services within the past 10 years

  • Alternative Qualification:

    • Experience as a survivor of the criminal justice system

    • Served in the Armed Forces, Frontline Workers, or immediate member of those who served. (Parent, Spouse, or Dependent).

Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the core principles of peer support and its role in recovery and health.

  2. Build and demonstrate effective communication skills that promote trust and respect in peer relationships.

  3. Develop strategies for self-care to maintain personal health and professional boundaries.

  4. Navigate and facilitate access to community resources and supports.

  5. Apply ethical considerations and confidentiality requirements in their practice.

    Modern Training geared for those interested in wellness coaching, preventative care, and holistic health.  

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