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Peer Run Respite Centers
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.

Links to Existing Peer Run Respite Centers in other States (all exit DHS):


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Last Revised: January 23, 2014