Peer Respite cultivates mutual, trusting relationships between guests and peer staff, emphasizing peer support rooted in respect and shared responsibility. This approach involves individuals helping themselves and others through relationship-building and advocacy, empowering them to engage in their communities.
Peer Respite offers a non-judgmental approach, treating individuals with dignity, compassion, and respect while actively opposing the stigmatization of substance use disorder and adhering to evidence-based policies and practices. In many cases, individuals experiencing homelessness or awaiting treatment may not be suitable for immediate integration into existing accredited recovery homes. Peer Respite provides a safe haven for such individuals, offering temporary accommodation until they can access appropriate services or return to a treatment program after a relapse.