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Peer Support Services

Currently this program is offered in person in the Treasure Valley or virtually.

A New Beginning's Peer Support services provide in-home or in-agency support for children aged 12-18. All children engaged in the Peer Support program will have access to a Peer Support Specialist that will help provide supportive services to youth. 


The Peer Support program recognizes the need for flexible scheduling, daytime, evening, and afternoon appointments are available to meet your family’s individual needs. 

Meet our Peer Support Specialist, Joy


Joy is a dedicated and compassionate individual with a passion for education and counseling. With an undergraduate degree in education and another in counseling, Joy is committed to helping children grow and thrive. Her greatest joy is connecting with young minds, listening to their stories, and guiding them through their emotional journeys.

When she's not working or studying, Joy unwinds with a good book, creative crafting, or expanding her knowledge in various areas. With her warmth, empathy, and love for learning, Joy is making a positive impact in the lives of children and those around her.

How do I know if my client or child would benefit from Peer Support?

A New Beginning’s Peer Support Program recognizes that all families have unique needs and works hard to partner with families to coordinate services that will be most beneficial to them. If your child or a child you are working with is experiencing any of the following, the Peer Support Program may be able to help.

Potential Clients include:

  • Adoptees

  • Foster Children

  • Youth on Probation

  • Youth committed to the Department of Juvenile Corrections

  • Blended Families

  • Children who struggle with mental health

Areas of support:

  • Family transitions

  • Difficulty regulating emotions

  • Building trust

  • Difficulty communicating

  • Establishing a routine

  • Difficulty in school

  • Difficulty building social relationships

  • A family crisis

  • Building self-esteem

  • Experiencing stress

Insurance accepted:

  • Medicaid

  • Blue Cross

  • Self-Pay

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