Governor Walker's Mental Health Reform Package
Program: Peer Run Respite Centers
Governorís Proposal: The Governorís budget invests in the
development of Peer Run Respite Centers.
Status: The authorization for the creation of Peer Run
Respite Centers was approved as part of 2013 Act 20.
Implementation Date: July 2014
Function/Description: Peer Run Respite Centers are an
innovative service delivery designed to improve quality of life and
reduce emergency room visits. The services are delivered by people who
themselves have been successful in the recovery process. The services
are community based, residential settings that offer a small number of
beds to people before or during a crisis situation, or to those people having
difficulty coping with mental illness.
Funding for Peer Run Respite Centers:
Background: Peer Run Respite Centers have been developed in a
number of states, including Arizona, California, Georgia, Nebraska, and
New York. The centers work closely with law enforcement and mental
health crisis services, and serve in the sequence of crisis programming.
The goals include:
- Diverting patients from emergency rooms and hospitals.
- Keeping people in the community.
- Providing peer support for people who are in crisis, or having
difficulties that could lead to a crisis.
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Last Revised: September 30, 2013