Education & Employment​

Formerly known as CHEEERS

Peer Employment Training  


 CHR offers  Arizona State Approved Peer Employment Training. 
This pre-employment program is designed to prepare individuals to take the State Competency Exam to become Certified as a  Peer Recovery Support Specialist in Arizona.

Individuals interested in this program must complete an application and be approved / accepted. Once the application has been approved you will be scheduled for the next upcoming class.

Our Training program is offered for 60 hours, over 2 weeks  from 9:30am - 3:30pm Monday through Friday. ( 10 Sessions )  You must attend all sessions to qualify to take the exam. The application for Peer Employment Training and Referral information is provided in the following links: 

Frequently asked questions 


Our 2021 / 2022 Schedule of trainings are 

July 18th- 29th , 2022 

You must be approved an advance and scheduled for the Employment Training. Please submit applications to or see Jennifer Brunson . 

Computer Tutoring 

In CHR computer tutoring, we work at building job readiness skills while teaching computer skills.  Depending on your level, we can start with keyboard fundamentals, creating and using an email account, learning search engine skills, completing online job applications, establishing and using social media, and so much more. If you are interested in learning certain skills, we can show you how to use Microsoft Office programs, YouTube, Facebook, and review Internet safety. Stop by the computer center to learn more of what we offer. Today, more than ever, basic computer skills are necessary to navigate the world.


 Earning your GED can be an excellent step in reaching your educational goals and providing opportunities for your recovery. At CHR, we offer a GED Prep program designed to help you overcome barriers that prevent you form obtaining your GED. Support, encouragement, assistance to develop problem solving skills and maintain concentration are all skills taught in Pre GED.   Participants take a pre-test to determine what training is needed. The pretest generates a customized study guide that is used to determine your personal curriculum. We have a fully-equipped classroom with computers and offer instruction in reading, writing and math. If needed, CHR even offers Phonics and Math basics for those interested in furthering their education. When you are ready, CHEEERS will assist you in setting up the GED test with the Department of Education and ensure that you are prepared to do your very best. Several of our participants have passed their GED tests and gone on to college. They are now pursuing degrees in areas that interest them. It is never too late or too hard to continue your education.

Food Handler Card Training 

The state of Arizona requires the anyone working with food for the public has a Food Handler card, which is valid for three years.  If you handle, prepare, serve, sell, or give away food for human consumption, even if you bus tables or wash dishes, you are a food worker and need this training. This card will allow you to volunteer at CHR in our kitchen or get a job in our community. With this training program, our team will help you walk through the entire process.

You can develop the skills needed to maintain or obtain employment as part of our Let's Dish Program offered 3 days a week. See program schedule for more details.