Peer support services are delivered to participants by a trained and certified individual in mental health or substance use recovery. These specialists, also known as Peer Support Specialists, aim to promote hope, self-determination, and skills that help participants achieve long-term recovery in the community. Peer Support Specialists have gone through a similar experience as the recipient of behavioral health services and are willing to share their personal, practical experience, knowledge, and first-hand insight to benefit participants. Services are provided in various home and community-based settings, including the individual's home, a community mental health center, a peer recovery center, and other community settings where an individual and a peer may meet and interact.

Eligible individuals will work together with the Care Coordinator to develop a plan of care that may include the following services:

  • Engagement and bridging
  • Coaching and enhancing a recovery-oriented attitude
  • Self-advocacy, self-efficacy, and empowerment
  • Skill development
  • Development of community connections
1915 Ps (2)


  • Age 0+; and
  • Currently enrolled in ND Medicaid or Medicaid Expansion; and
  • Household income is at or below 150% of the Federal Poverty Level; and
  • WHODAS score of 25 or above; and
  • Resides in and will receive services in a setting meeting the federal home and community-based setting requirements, and
  • Has one or more qualifying diagnosis

Looking to Apply?

A 1915(i) application may be submitted by


Mail: Customer Support Center PO Box 5562 Bismarck, ND 58506

In-person at any Human Service Zone office (find your local Human Service Zone here)

or call: 1 (866) 614-6005 or (701) 328-1000; 711 (TTY) for assistance

1915i Bottom

In collaboration with the North Dakota Department of Health and Human Services.

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