As a peer driven organization, it is the mission of Monadnock Peer Support to promote wellness and recovery, as defined by the individual, through intentional peer support, and to provide advocacy, educational, vocational, interpersonal, social, and spiritual opportunities to adults who utilize mental health services to learn wellness strategies, develop mutually beneficial relationships, and to support each other in attaining increased capacities for self-determination, independence, and personal growth.
The community, in conjunction with the Board of Directors, generates all rules, policy and direction with equal consideration given to the input of all members. We emphasize understanding, mutual accountability and respect for diversity in relationships. We offer groups, activities and events in which we learn more about ourselves, and how we interact with others. We utilize shared leadership, skill development, team activities, and a holistic model of health to make these groups and events a valuable opportunity for growth and strength.
Our programs are grounded in the principles of Intentional Peer Support
Personal responsibility and accountability
Respecting other's thoughts and beliefs as valid and important
Growth beyond the stigma, shame and limits have placed upon us
Creating and maintaining a strong, active voice and presence dedicated to social change
Through this presence we can increase understanding and decrease oppression outside of our community
Step Up, Step Down (SUSD)
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. 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. Step-Up Step-Down is free to everyone. 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, please email
MPS-SUSD@MonadnockPSA.org. You can also fill out the referral form below, and attach to the email as well.