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Peer Support Groups 2017-10-20T14:51:31+00:00

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NO ONE LEFT BEHIND

According to the DBSA (Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance), peer support is the act of people who have had similar lived experiences with mental illnesses and substance use, giving each otherencouragement, hope, assistance, guidance, and understanding to aid in recovery.

Certified Peer Support Specialists have a unique insight into how to reach and help others and their families. They are trained to help others achieve personal goals, build confidence, develop coping skills, and navigate community services. Engaging and developing the capacity of peers to provide support, mentorship, coaching, and other assistance is a less costly and more effective way to improve service utilization and outcomes.

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Recovery Groups – September, October, November

STRENGTH THRU RECOVERY

Wednesdays – 1:00PM – 2:00PM

Join us for a peer-run group that encourages wellness and recovery! We will explore various recovery tools and coping strategies as they relate to fear, anxiety, sadness, trauma, and/or substance use. We meet in the education classroom at Our Community Place, located at 17 East Johnson Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22802.

WINNERS’ CIRCLE

Wednesdays – 6:30PM – 7:30PM

This peer-run group is for individuals who are on parole, probation or who have been justice-involved at some point in their life. Join us in fellowship to share experiences, exchange resource information and to lend genuine support to one another. We meet at the Strength In Peers office, located at 733 East Market Street, Suite A, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.

PARENTING UNDER STRESS

Thursdays – 10:00AM – 11:00AM

We understand how hard parenting can be, there’s no handbook! Share stressful parenting situations and daily struggles while developing coping skills during this peer-run group. We meet at Family Promise, located at 781 Spring Pkwy. Woodstock, VA 22664. To register for free child-care during this meeting, call Family Promise at 540-459-4599. You do not have to be enrolled in Family Promise programs to attend this group; all are always welcome!

ALCOHOL AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE RECOVERY

Thursdays – 11:00AM -12:00PM

Come share your struggles and experiences in relation to drugs and alcohol. We will learn from each other how to avoid triggers, cope with stress, and develop our own recovery plans. If you need help getting and staying sober, this group is for you! We meet at Family Promise, located at 781 Spring Pkwy. Woodstock, VA 22664. This group is not allied with AA or NA. You do not have to be enrolled in Family Promise programs to attend this group; all are always welcome!

RECHARGE YOUR BATTERIES

Fridays – 12:00PM – 1:00PM

This peer-run group is for those seeking relief from fear, stress, trauma, loss, sadness, and/or alcohol and substance use. Please join us for this lunchtime meeting, where we develop self-care strategies and share our experiences. Consider bringing a bagged lunch and a friend! We meet at the Strength In Peers office, located at 733 East Market Street, Suite A, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.

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