Peer Support Center for Hope

In response to recent budget cuts to mental health services, a new center has opened. The Peer Support Center for Hope is free and open to anyone with a diagnosed mental illness. There are educational classes, social gatherings and a warm welcoming space to come meet people whenever the center is open. With time we hope to extend the hours. Come stop by and see what it is all about and let us know what you think would make the center even better.

Peer-run programs believe that recovery from mental illness is possible. At peer-run programs, people break out of the roles of being “patients” and into roles as peers, advocates, support people, program organizers, and community leaders.

Many of us have found that joining a peer program was a turning point in our own personal progress of mental health recovery. At a peer program, you will find staff and board who are peers, people who have gone through similar experiences. Programs are held in a safe environment where people can feel accepted and equal, and find opportunities for leadership, empowerment, and self-advocacy.

Peer Run Center for Hope is a social environment that will continually evolve as its consumers develop opportunities to learn from each other and engage in social relationships.

Monday – Wednesday – Thursday

10:00 am – 3:30 pm

7161 Potomac Drive

Boise, ID 83704

Human Supports of Idaho, Inc.

Pamela Rose – (208) 321-0160

Published in: on March 15, 2011 at 3:19 pm  Comments (1)  
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  1. Thanks so much for posting this–You Rock!!

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