Step Up, Step Down (SUSD)

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A Voluntary Peer-Run Residential Mental Health Program

Step-Up Step-Down is a peer driven voluntary 30-90 day mental health residential program, whose mission is to create an environment that will facilitate hope-based recovery, and increase mental, physical and emotional well-being for those who participate. Located in a beautiful historical building in Keene, New Hampshire, the environment serves as a landing space for gradual integration back into the individual’s community, deepening connections to supportive networks and increasing chances of personal success.

Who Do We Serve?

We serve NH residents age 18 years or older who are ready to focus on moving toward expanded mental wellness and are ready to build mutually beneficial supportive relationships.

What to Expect?

Each individual has their own private bedroom, along with shared common areas. Participants are able to come and go as they please, enabling them to continue work, attend school, and visit with family, friends, or groups outside of the home. Individuals cook for themselves, clean for themselves, and are in control of their own wellness plan. Guests will have opportunity to explore various wellness models such as Intentional Peer Support, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services, and developing their own Wellness Recovery Action Plan. The program is staffed twenty four hours a day by Certified Peer Support Specialists who have a lived experience with mental illness.

How Much Does it Cost?

Step-Up Step-Down is free to everyone. There is no cost, and no insurance requirement to utilize services . Free transportation services are also made available.

How to Begin?

To find out more about becoming a Step-Up Step-Down guest, or to refer someone you know, you can call Karen Carrien, Director of Center Operations, at 603-352-5093 or email her at Karen@MonadnockPSA.org.

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