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
September 1, 2017
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.
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.
July 19, 2017
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.