Vermont Center for Independent Living
Commission AmeriCorps State FY 2011
Health and employment are paramount for upward mobility; people with disabilities experience significant barriers accessing health care and employment support. Peer Empowerment is a health-focused AmeriCorps program that empowers members with disabilities to serve as peer mentors and educators so to reduce isolation, improve employment opportunities, and encourage healthy lifestyles for Vermonters with disabilities. Peer Empowerment members will train communities to support improved opportunities and access for Vermonters with disabilities.