Peer Respite Town Hall Meeting TONIGHT

The Office of Recovery Community Affairs (ORCA) would like to announce that the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) will hold two virtual Town Hall meetings in March 2022 to discuss Peer Respites. These meetings are open to the public and present an opportunity to pose questions and understand the different models and research about this topic. You can register using the links below or at the Office of Recovery Affairs page.

For any other questions contact Cheri Bragg, Assistant Director, Office of Recovery Community Affairs at or (860) 426-4534 (work cell).

Town Hall 2: March 9, 2022 05:30 PM. Register Now.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the meeting.
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Peer-run respites are voluntary, short-term programs that provide 24-hour, community-based, non-clinical support to people experiencing mental health crises. Peer-run respites are operated in home-like environments by peer support specialists, who have lived expertise with mental health conditions. These will not only be effective in supporting people currently undergoing mental health crises, but peer-run respites will also help to proactively prevent further crises. Learn more about advocating for peer-run respites.
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