PHI was hired by Michigan’s Quality Community Care Council to build resources and skills to support people with disabilities hiring and supervising their personal assistants.
With input and active participation from Michigan citizens who use long-term supports and services, PHI’s curriculum Successfully Employing Your Personal Assistants was adapted for a peer mentor program to support consumers.
PHI then lead three train-the-trainer programs to build a core group of educators, including people who use Medicaid-funded personal care services, to mentor others to become confident in skills for recruiting, hiring and supervising their personal assistants.
"The train-the-trainer program taught our consumer peer mentors how to use these different teaching methods effectively so they could continue to support our self-directing consumers.”
Marilyn Arndt | Outreach & Project Director