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.”
What Can I Donate?
Your financial contribution is applied to services, resources, supplies, workshops, and events in our community.
Stock Our Food Pantry
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.
Stuff a Backpack for Someone Who is Homeless
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.
Provide Fuel for our Mobile Comprehensive Harm Reduction Program
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.
Support a Recovery House Resident-Participant
Our 4-bedroom Recovery House provides a safe, sober-living environment for men living in Harrisonburg, VA. Our resident-participants are working hard to get their lives back as they find new ways to live a life in recovery. Your donation can offer reprieve for some of their daily living expenses, such as toiletries, cleaning products, food costs, and program fees.
Support Wellness Gifts and Special Events for our Participants
Strength In Peers’ Recovery Center provides wellness gifts to participants that join our peer recovery groups on a regular basis. Gifts include things like calendars and planners, aromatherapy oils, neck pillows, gift certificates for food, etc. Additionally, our organization provides movie nights and holiday celebration events for our participants. Your donation will allow us to provide gifts and food for individuals that are in recovery who could use a little encouragement, love and nurturing.
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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 October 2019 to September 2020, we have:
- Served over 1,000 participants.
- Help over 100 individuals experiencing homeless to apply for housing and other community services.
- Supported 319 individuals to transition from incarceration back to the community.
- Assisted 270 individuals to navigating community services and apply for jobs and housing through our Community Resource Center.
- Provided in-person and virtual peer-led support groups and workshops on wellness and recovery to 98 individuals.
- Engaged 273 individuals in comprehensive recovery programs that provide peer support, counseling and tele-psychiatry.
- Conducted 90 rapid HIV tests and 55 rapid Hepatitis C tests, gave out 43 home HIV test kits, and distributed over 8,000 condoms.