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Peer Centers Offer Support for Individuals with Mental Health and Substance Use Challenges

December 11, 2017

Above: Randy Morrison, Director of Peer Services and Catherine Ross, CIPSS (Certified Intentional Peer Support Specialist)

Maine Behavioral Healthcare | News

Contact: Valerie Compagna at 207-661-6633 or vcompagna@mainebehavioralhealthcare.org

Maine Behavioral Healthcare invites the public to open houses that introduce two new Peer-run Recovery Centers to Biddeford and Sanford, ME.

Sanford Peer Support Center Open House
19 Washington Street
Thursday, December 21
1 – 4 PM

Biddeford Peer Support Center Open House
15 York Street Suite 203
Friday, December 22
1 – 4 PM

Each Peer Center will serve anyone in the community with a self-identified mental health and/or substance use challenge (a “Peer”) that is seeking recovery and wellness, and is committed to fostering an environment that is welcoming, inclusive, and respectful. There is no required fee to take advantage of offered services. Individuals without a self-identified mental health and/or substance use challenge are not eligible to participate in the program.

Each center includes a common area with tables and chairs to accommodate meals and socializing as well as areas for art, recovery groups, and wellness trainings. The hours of operation will initially be Monday through Friday, from 9:00am-5:00pm. The Center is drug and alcohol free and smoking is not allowed inside the Club.

Additional details about Maine Behavioral Healthcare’s Peer program can be found at: www.mainebehavioralhealthcare.org/peer.

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