RHA Peer Living Room Hours + Location
Visit us from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM 7 days a week.
Located on the Lower Level/1st Floor of C3356
*There may be special events that are planned for evening or weekend hours throughout the month. As participation grows, so will the hours! The hours of operation will be evaluated based on participants’ feedback and adjusted to meet the needs of our community.*
Call 828-254-2700 for more information.
RHA Peer Living Room - Updated Hours 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM 7 days a week.
RHA Peer Living Room
Having the understanding and guidance of someone who has “been there” before can be a tremendous help when building one’s own path towards recovery and wellness. The RHA Peer Living Room is a safe, comfortable, welcoming space where you can participate in activities that support your personal journey while engaging with and supporting others who are also working towards their recovery goals.
RHA Certified Peer Support Specialists (CPSS) support the Living Room’s operation and are available to talk with you individually and to lead classes for group support and information sharing. Participants practice respect for each person’s journey, participate in activities and learn more about community resources.
During one of your first visits to the Peer Living Room, you will tour the space, review an orientation packet with a Peer Support Specialist, and sign a participation agreement if you choose to use the Living Room and its resources. The Peer Living Room promotes safety, self-advocacy, and resiliency and supports you while you work towards your personal wellness goals. You may be interested in a class that offers evidence-based education, such as Wellness Recovery Action Plan®, Whole Health Resiliency, and many other structured programs. Our Peer Support Specialists can offer you hope through a willingness to share their personal stories and experiences with you.
What Should I Expect in the Peer Living Room?
Once you are referred and arrive at the Peer Living Room for the first time, you will be greeted by an RHA CPSS who will ask you to sign in and give you an orientation folder. The CPSS will provide a tour of the space and will review the contents of the orientation folder with you as you get acquainted with the Living Room. You will then be invited to begin Living Room participation!
The Living Room Will Include:
- An inviting, home-like environment
- Comfortable group rooms
- An open kitchen with a dining table
- An open living room area that includes spaces designed for talking, reading, listening to music, using a computer, meditating, and smaller group activities
- A resource area for learning about local community resources and services related to a variety of topics. Opportunities for group activities and self-study or one-to-one conversation.
Living Room Goals
To support a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live self-directed lives and strive to reach their full potential.
Who Will I Meet in the Peer Living Room?
You will meet other individuals who want to engage with peers as part of their recovery journeys related to mental health, substance use, and co-occurring intellectual and developmental disability needs. In addition, you will meet RHA Certified Peer Support Specialists (CPSS) who will work in the Living Room during operating hours. They facilitate group activities, help manage the Living Room and offer guidance, education and support as needed. CPSSs are also available to meet individually with participants.
The Living Room wellness activity program is developed to meet the needs of the individuals served and promote a holistic approach to recovery.
- Wellness Recovery Action Plan®
- Whole Health Resiliency Model
- Community Resiliency Model
- Budgeting & financial planning
- Nutrition and exercise
- Community resources
- Improving coping skills
- Stress reduction
- Mapping emotions
- Advocating within systems
- Creative writing
- Arts expression
- Music for your mood
- Monthly social events, such as watching a movie, watching a sports game, cookouts, etc.