Peer Respite


Peer Respite

Peer Respite Centers are an alternative to going to the Emergency Room: a place where you can work on your mental health. Respite is an extension of what Peer Support Agencies do during the day.

The respite program at MPS is for anyone who is experiencing distress and at risk for potential hospitalization due to mental health challenges and feels they would benefit from being in a short-term, 24-hour, peer-to-peer, supported environment with others who have ‘been there.’ We provide a safe place in which each person can find the balance and support needed to turn what is so often referred to as ‘crisis’ into a learning and growth opportunity.

MPS is founded upon years of community advocacy that has recognized the value of peer-to-peer support. Respite operates based upon the same core values including genuine human relationships, self-determination and personal strength, mutuality, optimism, healing environments, and respect.

Together, the respite team creates a safe and peaceful environment for guests in time of distress offering support in exploring what they may need to find balance and move forward. MPS has a Peer Respite Program with 2 beds. It is a 1 to 6 night stay (and up to 7 days ) in a home-like environment, supported by trained Peers with lived experience who are there to support you during your stay with us.

For more information about the Peer Respite Program, please call Karen Carrien, Director of Center Operations at 603-352-5093 or email her at