Gainesville Peer Respite at Serenoa
728 E University Ave
We offer support to peers through:
-A phone support Warmline
-Overnight respite stays
Peers must come for a brief house tour and sign participation guidelines prior to participating in groups, activities and respite.
Please arrive 30 minutes early to your first activity to let us show you around!
Our community offers a wealth of holistic natural and peer support options. We celebrate and share the diversity of ways we have found to recover from traumatic experiences and disturbing conditions. We don’t diagnose anyone or prescribe anything. We do offer each other compassionate companionship, and listening ears. We do offer a great variety of support group options.
Respite is a break from something disturbing or difficult. If you are struggling with something that is interfering with your ability to enjoy life, whether it be mild anxiety or extreme states of mental or emotional distress, we encourage you to reach out to our community and find effective support.
As newborns, each of us naturally reached out when we were in distress. Since then, we may have had experiences where our reaching out was met with rejection, fear or even treatment that harmed us.
Gainesville Peer Respite seeks to be a safe place to turn for support. Call us on the Warmline at 352-559-4559. Or come in for a house tour to learn more about our model and what we offer. From there, peers sign participation guidelines and are then able to come to Support Groups and Wellness Activities. Peers needing a break and access to 24-hr peer support join us for a casual guest interview to determine needs and set intentions. If we feel like overnight respite would provide the support you need, staff will arrange check-in details with you and invite you to stay for 1-5 nights. For more details about our process and accessing our services, please refer to our “FAQs” tab or call us on the Warmline.
We believe that you have something priceless to contribute to this community. Your presence, an authentic sharing of yourself, is a gift indeed. We thank you in advance for being part of this wellness and recovery learning community!
Disclaimer: Ours is not a clinical program and does not offer medical treatment of any kind, and should not be confused with such. Many people have found peer support reduces, sometimes even supplants the need for medical treatment. We encourage both personal and social responsibility.