Sanford Peer Center Expansion
Last year the Sanford Peer Support Center celebrated a grand reopening to share some considerable improvements made to the facility. In addition to new paint, floors, pool table and furniture, the center doubled in size, allowing for more peer support group rooms and an expanded kitchen area.
Given the additional space, center attendance has grown to 20-30 people each day and is expected to get even larger. The Sanford location is one of three Maine Behavioral Healthcare peer-run recovery centers. Additional locations are in Biddeford and Rockland.
The centers are a community space for anyone that would like a comfortable and welcoming place to help with maintaining their mental health and/or substance use recovery. Centers are managed by paid and volunteer certified intentional peer support specialists and are not a clinical or therapy environment.