Strength In Peers is an organization of individuals who have experience overcoming substance abuse and mental health problems. We provide peer support to others who are working toward their recovery.

News & Events

Fall Group Schedule

Sept-Oct-Nov

 

STRENGTH THRU RECOVERY

Wednesdays – 1:00PM – 2:00PM

Join us for a peer-run group that encourages wellness and recovery! We will explore various recovery tools and coping strategies as they relate to fear, anxiety, sadness, trauma, and/or substance use. We meet in the education classroom at Our Community Place, located at 17 East Johnson Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22802.

 

WINNERS’ CIRCLE

Wednesdays – 6:30PM – 7:30PM

This peer-run group is for individuals who are on parole, probation or who have been justice-involved at some point in their life. Join us in fellowship to share experiences, exchange resource information and to lend genuine support to one another. We meet at the Strength In Peers office, located at 733 East Market Street, Suite A, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.

 

PARENTING UNDER STRESS

Thursdays – 10:00AM – 11:00AM

We understand how hard parenting can be, there’s no handbook! Share stressful parenting situations and daily struggles while developing coping skills during this peer-run group. We meet at Family Promise, located at 781 Spring Pkwy. Woodstock, VA 22664. To register for free child-care during this meeting, call Family Promise at 540-459-4599. You do not have to be enrolled in Family Promise programs to attend this group; all are always welcome!

 

ALCOHOL AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE RECOVERY

Thursdays – 11:00AM -12:00PM

Come share your struggles and experiences in relation to drugs and alcohol. We will learn from each other how to avoid triggers, cope with stress, and develop our own recovery plans. If you need help getting and staying sober, this group is for you! We meet at Family Promise, located at 781 Spring Pkwy. Woodstock, VA 22664. This group is not allied with AA or NA. You do not have to be enrolled in Family Promise programs to attend this group; all are always welcome!

 

RECHARGE YOUR BATTERIES

Fridays – 12:00PM – 1:00PM

This peer-run group is for those seeking relief from fear, stress, trauma, loss, sadness, and/or alcohol and substance use. Please join us for this lunchtime meeting, where we develop self-care strategies and share our experiences. Consider bringing a bagged lunch and a friend! We meet at the Strength In Peers office, located at 733 East Market Street, Suite A, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.

Spotlight: Antonio Ruiz

As part of Peer Perspectives‘ “Spotlight” blog series, we interviewed Communications Coordinator, Antonio Ruiz.

Ruiz recently joined the Strength In Peers’ Outreach Team in July 2017. His work involves managing and developing content for the organization’s events, social media, and website as well as collecting marketing analytics. Ruiz will also begin developing the monthly e-Newsletter beginning August 2017.

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Sep 2017

Winners' Circle Group  09/27/2017
Location: Strength In Peers
Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Oct 2017

Winners' Circle Group  10/04/2017
Location: Strength In Peers
Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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