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Peer Run Respites are for individuals living with mental health or substance use concerns. These places offer a safe, supportive environment during times of increased stress or symptoms. Stays are short-term, typically one to five days.

24/7 peer support is available

Peer Run Respites are a key part of Wisconsin’s effort to improve community-based mental health services.

Managed and staffed by individuals living with mental health or substance use concerns who themselves have been successful in recovery, Peer Run Respites are positive places for healing and personal growth. Staff at the Peer Run Respites provide non-medical, peer support services. These individuals are trained to help guests set goals and learn more about community recovery resources. Staff and guests are equals, each have something to offer, creating relationships that are mutually supportive.

The peer support and the non-medical services offered at a Peer Run Respite are designed to aid in the individual's recovery and avert crises and avoid hospitalizations. In other words, for some people, the peer support offered at a Peer Run Respite can make treatment in the community possible.

Three locations open to adults statewide at no cost

Peer Run Respites are open to all adults in emotional distress no matter where they live in Wisconsin. Individuals self-refer. Together, the prospective guest and staff at the Peer Run Respite determine whether the environment suits the individual's needs.  Typically, this is done through an interview completed either in-person or over-the-phone or both. Peer Run Respites are not drop-in centers. Prospective guests must contact staff prior to their stay. All services are voluntary and provided at no cost to the guest.

Wisconsin's Peer Run Respites are operated by non-profit organizations with support from the Department of Health Services. Please call before visiting one of the Peer Run Respites.

Appleton

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(Open)

Iris Place
1213 S. Matthias Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-815-3217
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5 Beds
(Managed by NAMI-Fox Valley)

Madison

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(Not open at this time)

Solstice House
1301 Wayridge Drive
Madison, WI 53704
608-422-5240
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4 Beds
(Managed by SOAR Case Management Services)

To be determined

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(Not open at this time)

Grassroots Wellness

Managed by Grassroots Empowerment Project, Grassroots Wellness currently is searching in the Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, and Menomonie areas for a new location for its program.

For more information

Please contact the Peer Run Respites listed above for specific information about their programs and services.

The Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services oversees the Peer Run Respite Program for the Department of Health Services. Please call 608-266-2717 with general questions or concerns.

The National Empowerment Center has more information on the Peer Run Respite model and consumer-run organizations.

Last Revised: June 1, 2015