Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is MPS? And where are they located?
Monadnock Area Peer Support Agency is an independent non-profit (501-C3), self-governing peer support organization run by and for consumers. Our funding comes from Department of Health and Human Services; the Bureau of Behavioral Health, The Monadnock United Way, and private donations.
MPS is located at 64 Beaver St in Keene NH
Q. When is MPS open?
The center is open 9:00am to 5:00pm on Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri --- 11:00am to 7:00pm on Wed and 9:00am to 1:00pm on Sat
Q. Who can access your program?
MPS is open to anyone 18 yrs. or older, who self-identify as having had, currently have or are at risk of having lived experience with mental illness.
Q. How can I get involved?
Read and/or contribute to our monthly newsletter as well as checking out our wish list for items needed; attend Member/Participant meetings (Community Meetings on Thursdays from 1:00pm to 2:00pm), participate in groups and activities; facilitate a group or come up with one; serve on our Board of Directors.
Q. What is the Warm Line?
The warm-line is an after hours phone line that provides the caller with a means to reach out and to make a connection with a trained peer operator for non-reactive, non-judgmental support.
The warm-line is available every evening, [including weekends and holidays] between 4:00pm - 9:00pm
0r toll free: 1-800-352-5093
Q. What is Peer Support and WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan)?
Peer Support is about having relationships with others in new and different ways that promote growth, recovery and wellness. WRAP is about living in new and different ways that promote growth, recovery and wellness. By combining the two, the skills and strategies that we discover in peer support can become part of our WRAP and the skills and strategies we discover as we learn about and use WRAP to assist us in peer support.
The combination of WRAP and Peer Support can be very powerful in helping us grow, learn from each other, and challenge each other beyond what we thought we were capable of. Using some of the peer support theory, we can begin to use WRAP to help each other discover the context within which we've learned about ourselves, and then help each other develop plans that build a new "story". ~ Shery Mead
Q. Who do I contact for more information about Monadnock Area Peer Support Agency?
Please contact Daniel Swanson, Administrative Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org