Welcome to PEERS, Unlimited
The agency known as Partners Ensuring Equal Rights and Supports, Unlimited, or PEERS, is celebrating its 27th year serving individuals in the Helena area. Originally, PEERS was started by a group of parents who saw a need in their children with special needs. Their focus was on interaction with peers and socialization. One of the highlight events sponsored by PEERS has always been Summer Camp.
Many partnerships have been developed as the agency has grown. Involvement as an affiliate with the United Way has provided the funding needed to provide and promote programs. PEERS has always worked closely with other community agencies who provide services to individuals with developmental disabilities.
Other community partners have included the First Lutheran Church, Helena School System, Moose Lodge, Fort Harrison Service Club, the Helena Civitan Club, MYLIF, and Disability Rights Montana.
One of most effective programs over the years has been PEER Pals. By partnering individuals with and without disabilities, the friendships formed have lead to lasting relationships. Many of the Pals have gone on to occupations providing services to individuals with developmental disabilities.
Although the specific activities offered by the agency have changed over the years, the primary focus continues to be on social and integrative activities for individuals. Many of the original kids involved with PEERS now continue their involvement in the adult services we offer.
A big thank you to all of our supporters and users! We hope you will continue to help keeps us a viable organization for the years to come!