A Unique Approach To Recovery.
Strength in Peers offers a unique approach to recovery with peer support for those struggling with substance use, mental health, and trauma-related challenges. Our team’s lived experiences combined with extensive training provide participants with the support needed to grow and thrive in their own recoveries.
Recovery With Peer Support.
Our services are designed to empower individuals to learn and grow for a successful life in recovery.
Peer Support Groups and Workshops That Build Resilience:
Participants can find support, become empowered and learn coping mechanisms in a group environment designed to tackle daily challenges. These support groups are free and open to the public.
Comprehensive Wellness and Recovery Programs Customized For Unique Journeys:
Participants can dive deep into recovery with one of our grant-funded programs designed to support them during challenging transitions. These programs are free for eligible participants.
- Back on Track Recovery Program (Harrisonburg/Rockingham)
- Side by Side Recovery Program (Shenandoah/Page)
- Pathways to Wellness (Harrisonburg/Rockingham)
Connections to Community Services:
There are lots of community services and resources that can help you with housing, employment, health care, and other challenges. We can help you navigate and connect to services in the community that address your needs.
Youth Mentoring & Education.
Through our Healthy and Resilient Children Project, our Peer Support Specialists provide mentoring to children attending Stonewall Jackson High School, North Fork Middle School, and Ashby Lee Elementary School. Our mentors meet with students during the school day to discuss social and emotional challenges such as anxiety, sadness, relationships, conflict, and substance use. Mentors serve as sounding boards and help students practice coping strategies. Interested parents can sign our consent form and make an appointment for their child today.
Health and Wellness Services For Children.
Part of our Healthy and Resilient Children Project is to help the Shenandoah Community Health Clinic develop medical, dental and counseling services in southern Shenandoah County. The new Shenandoah South Wellness Center was built in one of the classrooms at Ashby Lee Elementary School. It serves students and low-income community members. Our grant-funded program has helped the clinic purchase dental equipment and medical supplies, and we continue to provide financial support for their counseling, primary care and administrative staff. The clinic offers services on a sliding scale based on income and accepts insurance. For those interested in participating, call the clinic’s main Woodstock office to schedule an appointment.
Social and Emotional Learning
Another component of our Healthy and Resilient Children Project is helping Stonewall Jackson High School, North Fork Middle School, and Ashby Lee Elementary School develop social and emotional learning programs. Our project is providing the schools monthly consultation with Dr. Allison Jackson, an expert in the development of trauma-informed schools. Just this year, all three schools have begun implementing the MindUP curriculum that teaches gratitude, mindfulness and other social-emotional competencies. Stonewall Jackson launched “The Zone”, a lunchtime restorative group process for students who have received infractions. Our project is also helping to transform the physical environment at all three schools and has equipped classrooms with fluorescent light covers and sensory supplies for “Peace Corners” – quiet spaces where children can go when they’re having difficulties regulating their emotions without having to leave the classroom.
Community Resources For Recovery Education.
We believe recovery is a collaborative learning experience. We partner with and support local organizations, schools, services, and nonprofits dedicated to empowering and advocating for individuals seeking help. We offer educational opportunities and resources so we are all better equipped to help individuals in our community. Here’s what we offer:
Check Our Calendar For Training Opportunities.
We host events, training, and workshops open to our community partners and participants. Check out our calendar for continuing education opportunities in our area and register for our next event.
Need more resources? Check out our community resources.
Community Resource For Recovery.
Our Community Resource Center is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. and is conveniently located close to downtown Harrisonburg. We offer one-on-one support, referrals to community resources, assistance applying for Medicaid and public benefits, and free computer usage with access to our WIFI. Get help to develop your personal goals and research your options from our Center Coordinator. Contact us to learn more.
Supportive Services & Referrals To Community Partners.
We offer a broad range of services and refer participants to our community partners to meet their additional needs. For those interested in participating, call or visit our Community Resource Center to learn more about health, housing, employment, and other services available in our community and how to enroll. Check out our online outreach and education tab for quick access to community resource guides and educational materials helpful in navigating wellness and recovery options.
Contact a member of our team about our services to get started.