Open House at the Peer Place Support Center

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Open House at the Peer Place Support Center

Time: May 19, 2011 from 3pm to 5pm
Location: Peer Place
Street: 2100 45th St., Suite B12
City/Town: West Palm Beach
Event Type: open house, fundraiser
Organized By: Mary Kate Leming
Latest Activity: May 12, 2011

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Event Description

You are invited to an Open House at the Peer Place Support Center!

When: Thursday, May 19th, 3 pm to 5 pm

Where: Peer Place
2100 45th St., Suite B12
West Palm Beach, FL, 33407
(corner of 45th and Congress)

Who: You!

Want to help Peer Place better support our clients with mental illness? We hope that you’ll join us on May 19th by stopping by and learning more about the center and all the exciting things that happen there. And you can help us grow by donating one of the items on the wish list below.

The “new” Peer Place, opened in September, is a community-based program that provides free peer-to-peer support for individuals regardless of background or diagnosis. In fact, it’s the only center of its kind in Palm Beach County. Open from Monday through Saturday noon, the center offers a place for individuals to take charge of their own recovery from mental illness and/or substance abuse. Peer Place is a safe, comfortable place for people to come, with a “homey” feel. There are couches, chairs, a television, and artwork on the walls. Folks who “drop in” to Peer Place find structure and support through recreation, peer counseling, and supported employment, enabling them to achieve their personal goals.

What’s new at Peer Place? Well, the building, for one! And, in the Fall, Peer Place participants will open a used book store, which will help provide more peer work opportunities and provide some ongoing financial support. We hope that you’ll join in making this possible by bringing new or slightly used books to the Open House. If you can’t join us, we’d be happy to receive them any time.

Please join us on the 19th – we look forward to seeing you there!

This year, funding for Peer Place was dramatically reduced. We rely on the support of local foundations and individuals to keep this one of a kind, much needed program alive, and invite you to make a donation on our website. We also have a wish list of needed items.

Peer Place Wish List

New or gently used books
Exercise equipment (weights, bike, treadmill, etc.)
Button-making machine
Art supplies
Someone to paint “Peer Place” on the side of our bus

Call us at 561 832-3755 if you’re able to help out – we would appreciate it! Thank you.

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