Your Generous Donation Supports Your Community.

Making a donation to Strength In Peers supports your local community and provides resources to those struggling with substance use, mental health, and trauma related challenges. We value your contribution and promise responsible handling of all donations we receive.

“Listen, I don’t have much savings after only 15 months in the community, but I know I have a lot more than most. So I am mailing in a small ($50) donation to Strength in Peers. I just wanted you to know that the donation is made in [Richard Jackson’s – one of our Peer Support Specialists] honor, for the assistance you offered me and the selfless work you continue to do every day. You are greatly appreciated, thank you.”

–Anonymous donor

What Can I Donate?

Your financial contribution is applied to services, resources, supplies, workshops, and events in our community.

We partner with Blue Ridge Area Food Bank to provide food to participants in need. Your donation will help keep our shelved stocked. In addition to monetary donations, we accept food items that do not require refrigeration or preparation because so many of our participants are homeless.

Please consider dropping off the following types of food: Granola Bars, Apple Sauce, Peanut Butter, Crackers, Jerky, Canned Soups and Stews, and Canned Fruit.

We give backpacks with essential supplies to individuals who are homeless to help them survive on the streets. We are looking for the following items for our Street Outreach Program:

Flashlights, Thermal Blankets, Winter Hats and Gloves, Socks, Ponchos, First Aid Supplies, Restaurant Gift Certificates, and Snacks.

Our mobile Comprehensive Harm Reduction unit offers rural communities access to Naloxone for opiate overdose, clean needle and syringe exchange, Fentanyl test strips, prevention education, HIV and Hepatitis C testing, and recovery resources for individuals struggling with opiate addiction. With higher gas prices, we welcome your support to help offset fuel expenses for our van so that we can get to people that may not have transportation.

Safe & Secure is a respite home for people who are unhoused and need a safe place to recover from hospitalization. Your donation supports the purchase of essential items that include cleaning products, guest toiletries, office supplies for our on-site resource work-station, and staple food items such as rice, beans, and bread.

We Keep Your Donation In The Community.

When you donate to Strength In Peers, your donation goes directly back to the community you call home. Through our responsible management and your generous donation, we are able to help adults and area youth find the support to thrive in their lives and community. Our flexible recovery options empower our participants to find their path towards a healthier life in recovery. Contact a member of our team to make a donation today.

Your Donation Makes A Difference:

Our funders have allowed us to make great achievements. From July 2022 to June 2023, we have:

  • Served 1,355 unduplicated participants across all of our programs and services.
  • Provided 211 participants who have significant mental health and substance use challenges with Integrated Recovery Services that include peer support, case management, counseling and tele-psychiatry.
  • Engaged 114 participants in individual and group peer support through our Harrisonburg Peer Recovery Center.
  • Assisted 424 participants to navigating community services and apply for public benefits, jobs and housing through our Community Resource Center.
  • Reached 141 participants who are still using drugs with education, supplies, and support to reduce the harm of drug use, prevent overdose, and foster hope through our Comprehensive Harm Reduction Program.
  • Tested 269 participants for HIV and Hepatitis C and provided them education on how to protect themselves from blood born diseases.
  • Provided 49 participants experiencing homelessness hotel vouchers, peer support and resource connection to help them recover from a hospitalization for a physical, mental health, or substance use challenge.
  • Helped 42 participants experiencing homeless to apply for housing and other community services.
  • Provided 267 participants incarcerated in local jails with individual and group peer support.

Contact a member of our team about our services to get started.