peer support services
The path to recovery can be long and winding. It often helps to have someone who has traveled the same road to point out the bumps, twists, and pitfalls along the way. Peer specialists provide this services for people recovering from mental illness or addiction.
A peer support specialist bring the empathy, compassion, and understanding that come from experience. And studies show that peer services support recovery and resiliency, making them an integral part of treatment.
At RACSB, we use peer specialists in many programs, including emergency services, crisis stabilization, psychosocial rehabilitation, and substance use disorder services.
Drop-In Support Groups:
Help is here when you need it most, with our peer-run support groups for individuals with substance use disorders. Come for all of the groups or show up when you need extra support.
Groups are being held virtually for the time being.
This meeting is for women only.
Thursdays 3-4 p.m.
This meeting is for men only.
THE WOMEN’S ACT
This is a closed group for women who receive support from the Assertive Community Treatment team. It is a platform to connect you with others who are in recovery, and provides a safe space to ask questions, to speak freely, and to receive positive feedback from one another.
This group will meet Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m.
Growing Recovery Support Groups
Growing Recovery offers the groups described below. Groups are operating virtually at this time.
Hope & Healing
Tuesdays 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
A support group for individuals who have experienced trauma. Come share and receive support around the challenges of coping with trauma. We do not go into specifics of the trauma(s); instead we focus on coping with its effects.
Chat & Chill
Tuesdays, 1-3 p.m.
A low-key group setting to get together, chat about weekly engagements, or simply be around others. Feel free to also work on a small project such as coloring or knitting.
Wednesdays, Noon to 2 p.m. Would you like to know more about how to take control of your own life, set goals, make positive choice and believe in yourself? Join in the learning and questioning as we explore the many aspects of self-empowerment and discover helpful strategies and free resources.
Thursdays, 1-3 p.m. A safe, confidential environment for those of us with mental health and/or substance use challenges to share and listen to one another.
Saturday Support & Share
Saturdays, Noon to 2 p.m. A general support group for those of us with mental health and/or substance use challenges.
If you are interested in participating, we will need some information from you in case you appear in crisis during a group. You can choose to pre-register to save some time during your first group which is when the information otherwise be collected.
When our groups met in person, we were able to provide direct support to someone in crisis. Now that we meet online, we’ve had to find a new way to promote safety in the event of a crisis. “Please help us to help you” by answering the items below. After hitting reply, tap or click in each box to type your response.
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Our peer services team
988 Crisis Line
Similar to dialing 911 in emergencies, anyone who needs mental health support can dial 988.
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