All interested applicants must complete the NC Peer Support Specialist (NCPSS) certification before mentoring begins. NCPSS Requirements:
- At least 18 years old
- High school diploma or equivalent
- Lived experience in recovery from trauma, mental health, or substance use disorder
- In recovery for at least one year
Wounded Healers (WHs) requires all mentors to have lived experience of incarceration. Once the applicant is accepted into the Mentor Program, WHs will provide scholarships for all necessary training to complete the NCPSS certification requirements. If an applicant already has their NCPSS certification, WHs will provide training to meet recertification requirements. Mentor will receive an orientation prior to beginning mentoring and ongoing supervision from the Lead mentor and other WHs staff.
Please note: Completion of this application does not guarantee acceptance into the mentor program. Upon reviewing the application, an interview will be scheduled for qualified applicants.