Peer groups | Maine Behavioral Health

Recovery centers in Biddeford, Portland Rockland and Sanford

What is a recovery center?

Peer-run recovery centers are a community space for anyone experiencing or struggling to maintain their mental health and/or recover from addiction. Centers are run by paid and volunteer intentional peer support specialists and are NOT a clinical or therapeutic environment.

They offer:

  • Low cost meals, recreational and social opportunities.
  • Peer-run peer support groups, such as Pathways to Recovery and Alternatives to Suicide groups.
  • Opportunities for members to access employment support.
  • Art classes, gardening groups and other weekly group activities.

Trainings have included CPR and First Aid, Overdose Prevention and NARCAN, Cultural Competency-Diversity and Social Justice trainings, and many more.

Peers can become members of the centers and be elected to leadership and volunteer positions. Peer members have an active voice in the decisions of the Center and can create, start and animate groups that could benefit other members. They seek to be a welcoming, inclusive and supportive environment for all people who have had challenges in life. They celebrate people’s strengths and support their goals for independent living.

Our locations and opening hours

Biddeford
15 York Street
207-358-4414

Portland
165 Lancaster Street
207-396-7052

rock land
12 Union Street
207-701-4555

Sanford
19 Washington Street
207-490-5253

Our centers are currently open to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Additional hours may be available – please call for more information.

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