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You Are Not Alone

Gainesville Peer Respite provides sanctuary and support to those who are experiencing or have experienced overwhelming mental/emotional distress. We seek to create a community that supports open dialogue, empowerment, self-determination, recovery and wellness.

Our staff members have lived experiences similar to those we serve. Together we hope to create an environment that helps people transform experiences of distress into opportunities for learning and life enhancement.

Our goal is to foster a non-judgmental community of healing that values a diversity of life experiences, worldviews, and healing paths. We are not a medical facility and do not operate as such. We do not diagnose, analyze, or prescribe treatment. Instead we provide empathetic support through deep listening, trusting in our guests’ innate wisdom and potential regarding their own healing path. We are here to support your journey. We are here to listen.

We offer a wide variety of wellness activities and support groups that are designed to build community and self-determination. We will also begin offering overnight stays Wednesday- Sunday (beginning late Summer 2016) in a home-like environment for people you are experiencing emotional distress and need a supportive place to find short-term respite from life’s struggles. All guests are self-referred and are free to come and go at will. Trained Peer Specialists will be on-site 24 hours a day to offer support as desired.