Peer Support and Recovery Coaching

What is Peer Support?

Peer Support is a service provided by a person who has personal experience with mental illness or addiction and is committed to Recovery. Peers have a unique ability to gain the trust and respect of other consumers based on shared experiences. Peer Support is a growing movement within community health.  It is an evidence-based practice model shown to help increase life skills and gain confidence.

Who are Peer Supports?

A Peer Support Specialist or Recovery Coach is an employee of Hegira Health, Inc. who has lived experience with mental health/substance abuse challenges and is dedicated to being an advocate for others who strive for wellness and recovery.

All HHI Peer Support Specialists and Recovery Coaches participate in specific training for the position and are either certified by the State of Michigan or are working toward certification.

A Peer Support Specialist or Recovery Coach can help you:

  • If you are in crisis

  • Work through difficult feelings and thoughts

  • Deal with personal issues such as food, hygiene, recreation

  • Find Community Resources

  • Find ways to socialize

  • Find a job

  • Research housing options

  • Explore ways to take better care of your overall health

  • Identify your support system

  • Learn about mental health recovery

Peer Support Specialists and Recovery Coaches offer support, guidance and share personal experience to help you reach the goals you set with your Treatment Team. Peer Support Services are available to adults with serious mental illness and/or co-occurring mental and substance use disorders. For more information on peer support, please ask a member of your Treatment Team.

Adult Outpatient Services


8623 N. Wayne Road, Suites 310

Westland, MI 48185

Telephone:  (734) 425-0636

 Fax:  (734) 425-4771



Monday/Wednesday/Friday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm

Tuesday/Thursday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm

Next Step Clubhouse


1403 Inkster Road

Inkster, MI 48141

Telephone:   (313) 565-2200

Fax:  (734) 397-7088



Monday-Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Social Activities

4 Evenings/ 2 Saturdays Monthly

Open Holidays


Community Outreach for Psychiatric Emergencies (COPE)

33505 Schoolcraft Road

Livonia, Michigan 48150

(734) 721-0200



24 Hours

Oakdale House Crisis Residential

43825 Michigan Ave, Suite 2

Canton, MI 48188

Phone: (734) 713-0088

Fax: (734) 398-5618


24 Hours

Hegira House (ACT) & Housing Employment

8623 N. Wayne Road, Suite 220

Westland, MI 48185

Telephone:  (734) 427-1144

Fax:  (734) 742-0608



Monday-Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Oakdale Recovery Center


43825 Michigan Ave, Suite 1

Canton, MI, 48188

Telephone:  (734) 397-3088

Fax:  (734) 397-2892



Monday/Wednesday/Friday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm

Tuesday/Thursday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm