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What We Do

Gainesville Peer Respite provides sanctuary and support to those who are experiencing or have experienced overwhelming mental/emotional distress. We seek to create a community that supports open dialogue, empowerment, self-determination, recovery and wellness.
Our staff members have lived experiences similar to those we serve. Together we hope to create an environment that helps people transform experiences of distress into opportunities for learning and life enhancement.

What We Offer

We believe that crisis can be transformative. Our goal is to foster a non-judgmental community of healing that values a diversity of life experiences, worldviews, and healing paths. We are not a medical facility and do not operate as such. We do not diagnose, analyze, or prescribe treatment. Instead we are Peer Specialists, trained to provide empathetic support through sharing our own stories, deep listening, and trusting in our guests’ innate wisdom and potential regarding their own healing path.

We offer support to peers through:

-A phone support Warmline at (352) 559-4559

-Support groups

-Wellness Activities

-Brief, overnight respite stays

For more information on accessing these services, see our "About us" section, call us on the Warmline, or join us for a house tour.