Owen's Place is based upon a model that supports and builds upon peer to peer relationships. We believe that the interaction and support that peers give to each other is a valuable resource for a successful transition to adulthood. At Owen's Place, we provide an environment where young adults can get support and guidance from a peer that has experienced life's challenges as well.

What is a Peer Specialist?



Owen's Place Peer Specialists

They are individuals with lived  experience who has been trained and certified to help their peers gain hope and move forward in their own recovery.

Interested in becoming a Peer Specialist?


  • a listener
  • a partner
  • an advocate
  • an equal
  • someone you can relate too

  • Are you willing to share your personal experience

  • Successfully complete the Peer Specialist Training course

  • Become Certified by the State of Wisconsin

  • between the ages of 18-25 years old