Peer Wellness Center Pilot
In its effort to create peer-run alternatives and enhancements to traditional treatments, the Peer Wellness Center workgroup reviewed national standards for peer and “consumer”-operated organizations, fidelity tools, and examples of peer wellness centers and research. A written report and recommendation was submitted to NC DHHS to fund two (2) Peer Wellness Centers in a rural and urban area, networked and supported by an existing NC peer/”consumer”-run organization that can provide mentoring, training/TA, and administrative support to build capacity.
The vision is for both Peer Wellness Centers to expand to operate peer-run respites within their local community.
Without capacity building, Peer Operated Respite Services are not a statewide option at this time. PVNC conducted a survey regarding PORS and made recommendations to NC DHHS: