MPAC  & Advocacy Leadership Program

The Maryland Peer Advisory Council (MPAC) and Advocacy Leadership Program (ALP) endeavors to grow, structure, develop and organize the peer recovery community by creating an Advocacy and Leadership Fellowship program.

MPAC is a peer-run group of individuals and family members with lived experience of substance use and mental health conditions and recovery.

Collectively, MPAC’s Advocacy and Leadership Program was established to:
•remove barriers with system navigation for the certification process and testing;
•unify peers with cohorts and regional chapters;
•support peers to become effective advocates and community leaders across the state of Maryland.

As an MPAC ALP Fellow participants will:
•Engage and learn from other emerging leaders within their group;
•Be engaged in their own learning through group trainings, self-study, case studies, and other strategies;
•In their cohort, identify advocacy goals and commit to a year to accomplish them;
•Be provided the opportunity to learn new skills to identify and prioritize advocacy opportunities to achieve wins;
• Receive navigational support through the certification process to become a Maryland Certified Peer Recovery Specialist (CPRS);
• The MPAC ALP Fellowship will impact the general community by providing support services, informational sessions, education and advocacy.

For more information and to begin the application process, please email us at: