The goal of Peer Mentoring is to improve HIV-related health outcomes and reduce health disparities for at risk communities through peer education.
Miracle of Love’s Peer serves as a primary source of contact to provide support and information for newly HIV infected Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender men and women and those individuals out of care. The Peer is a person living with HIV from the community, who share key characteristics with the target population and act effectively as a trusted educator, mentor, role model, and a source of social and emotional support.
The Peer promotes and assists clients with; adhering to medical care by keeping appointments, picking up medications, linking clients to medical care and support services, self-management of disease, emotional support. Peers also work to empower individuals to practice safer sex, harm reduction and reduce all risk behaviors in relation to contracting HIV.