Peer Support Groups

We walk alongside our participants and support them in their path to recovery.

Overcoming Together

Overcoming Together

STRENGTH IN PEERS

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Recovery looks different for everyone. Peer support can help you find your way.

With Support From Peers.

With Support From Peers.

RECOVERY YOUR WAY

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Our peers mentor Students in Shenandoah County to help them learn to manage social and emotional challenges.

In Our Youth.

In Our Youth.

BUILDING RESILIENCE

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We welcome members of our community to visit, call or email our Community Resource Center for help accessing housing, employment, healthcare, and other community resources.

Open To Anyone.

Open To Anyone.

FREE SUPPORT

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Our Resource Hub has information and resources relevant to pursuing recovery in our community.

In One Place.

In One Place.

CRITICAL RESOURCES,
EDUCATION & REFERRALS

Who We Are

We are a nonprofit, peer-run organization that serves Harrisonburg City and Rockingham, Page and Shenandoah Counties in Virginia. Our organization is comprised of individuals who have overcome substance use, mental health, and trauma-related challenges. Grounded in our lived experiences, our mission is to offer hope, support and advocacy for those seeking recovery so that they can build resilience and thrive in their lives and communities.

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Your
Recovery.

Your Path.

A Unique Approach To Recovery.
  • Empowerment to choose your best recovery path.
  • Free support from peers with similar lived experiences.
  • Dignity to decide individual goals and definitions of success.
  • No labels or judgment.

Peer Support Team

Nicky Fadley is the founder and Executive Director at Strength In Peers. Grounded in her lived experience with mental health recovery and overcoming trauma, she focuses on developing peer recovery support programs and advocating for individuals who struggle with behavioral health challenges...

Nicky Fadley

Ragan is a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist and serves as Director of Operations at Strength In Peers. Ragan joined the team in 2017 and has provided peer support through all of the organization’s programs. She is a certified Supervisor of Peer Recovery Specialist and utilizes various recovery models including 12-step recovery, W.R.A.P. (Wellness Recovery Action Plan) and Motivational Interviewing...

Ragan McManus

Richard Jackson

Richard is a Virginia Certified Peer Recovery Specialist who moved from Florida to Virginia in 2002. It is his desire to assist others in achieving their life goals and overcome addictions, trauma and mental health issues. He and his wife are Statewide Volunteers with the Virginia Department of Corrections, conducting Christian services in prisons...

Jenni serves as Strength In Peers’ Adult Programs Coordinator. In her role, she supports Peer Specialists that work for the organization’s Drug Court, Women Rise, and Back on Track programs. Jenni is passionate about helping other people find recovery so they may have a better way of life...

Jenni Collings

Veronica is the Youth Program Coordinator and Youth Mentor for the school program located in Shenandoah County Southern Campus. She is passionate about working with children and helping them talk about challenges they face and helping them develop coping skills to deal with those challenges...

Veronica Ryman

Mary Beth Hill

Mary Beth Hill is the Coordinator of the Community Resource Center. She has a background in social work and worked with the Head Start Program before coming to Strength in Peers. After losing her infant son in 2014, Mary Beth became active in the Sadie Rose Foundation, a local organization providing support for child loss...

Tony serves as Enrollment Coordinator at Strength In Peers. He primarily works with the local jails to enroll qualified participants into the organization’s Back on Track program. Tony has years of personal recovery and is trained in Peer Recovery, Motivational Interviewing and W.R.A.P. (Wellness Recovery Action Plan)...

Tony McClenney

Ryan is Strength in Peers Outreach Specialist, trained in the core skills of a Community Health Worker (CHW). Ryan coordinates both the Street Outreach and HIV and Hepatitis C testing. In this role Ryan applies his unique understanding of the culture and population of this community to provide health education, testing and information on services that Strength In Peers provides...

Ryan Kirby

Alex Boudreau

Alex is a Peer Support Specialist with Strength in Peers who is from the Northern Shenandoah Valley. She currently works on Strength In Peers’ Alcohol and Drug program serving Page and Shenandoah Counties. Alex is in long term recovery from substance use...

Jordan is a Peer Recovery Specialist who thrives on using his own unique experience to help others. As a Harrisonburg native, he is committed to improving lives within the community that raised him and has worked with numerous nonprofits in the area, while also serving on several Boards of Directors...

Jordan Fisher

Joe Dudash became a Street Outreach Worker for Strength in Peers in June of 2019 after working with us as a program participant. Joe has always had a strong sense of personal responsibility and is driven to help others. Now he has the opportunity to act as a bridge to help other homeless individuals overcome homelessness, mental health, trauma, and substance abuse...

Joe Dudash

Betsy Edmunds

Betsy is a Peer Support Specialist with Strength In Peers. She works in our Alcohol and Drug program, which services Page and Shenandoah Counties. Betsy also works in our school mentoring program at North Fork Middle School...

Katie is a Peer Support Specialist originally from the DC area and recently relocated to the Shenandoah Valley. For the last 10 years she has been traveling and working primarily in Africa, but also parts of South East Asia, and Sweden. Katie has a BA in Theatre & Dance from George Mason University, as well as a Master’s Certificate in Documentary Filmmaking from The George Washington University...

Katie Thompson

Chris is the Peer Navigator of our Page County Resource Center in Luray, VA and also serves as a Peer Support Specialist for Strength In Peers’ Alcohol and Drug Recovery program. He is in long-term recovery from substance abuse, trauma, and mental health challenges. Chris has an associate’s degree in Human Services from Blue Ridge Community College, and is trained in Intentional Peer Support, and W.R.A.P. (Wellness Recovery Action Plan)...

Chris Shope

Peer Support Team

Nicky Fadley

Ragan McManus

Richard Jackson

Jenni Collings

Veronica Ryman

Mary Beth Hill

Tony McClenney

Ryan Kirby

Alex Boudreau

Jordan Fisher

Joe Dudash

Betsy Edmunds

Katie Thompson

Chris Shope

We walk the recovery journey with you and support you to find the pathway that works for you so that you can thrive. Read More About Our Team

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