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Peer support services

your road to recovery

Our peer providers are trained through the Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) program and Wisconsin Certified Peer Support Specialists. They are individuals or affected family members in long-term recovery from substance misuse and/or mental health experiences, who want to share their strength with others in hope that they too may have success in their recovery and healing.

We meet individuals where they are at: emotionally and physically. We understand there are many paths a person can choose for their recovery. We believe an individual is in recovery when they say they are. Our hope is to walk alongside them as they create a support system, work toward their goals, and develop a path of recovery that works best for them.  Call our 24-7 Recovery Helpline at 608-228-1278 to connect with a peer provider.

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meet our peer providers

Learn more about each of our peer providers, their story, and the reason they wanted to become a helping presence for those looking for recovery.

Peer providers do not take the place of a therapist, counselor, mentor, or sponsor. They simply are the person to help individuals on their journey, who have experience with recovery and want to be an advocate, peer, and confidante.


our programs


Our aspiration is by sharing our strength and courage with other people who are struggling, we are able to emphatically support those seeking recovery in making changes in their lives. Our peer providers come from a place of understanding, rather than judgment, and aide in overcoming barriers to recovery.

Safe Communities


Recovery Helpline
888-811-3689 EXT 1

Journey Mental Health Crisis Line
(608) 280-2600

National Suicide Prevention Line
1-800-273-TALK (8255)
1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)
For Veterans Press 1, En Español Oprima El 2

Safe Communities is not a counseling or crisis center and does not provide direct services. If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).


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Treatment Key

Safe communities has complied a list of abbreviation definitions for finding the right treatment for you.

MAT: Medication for Addiction Treatment.
OP: Outpatient Treatment – person lives at home or in the community, attends. individual and group therapy, these can include or not include MAT.
IOP: Intensive Outpatient Treatment – person lives at home or in the community, attends individual and extended groups, 9-12 hours a week.
Residential: person lives at the facility for a period of at least 14 days, some last as many as 45 days.
PHP: Partial Hospitalization Program is a structured mental health treatment program that runs for several hours each day, three to five days per week.
DBT: Dialectical behavior therapy is a form of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) that integrates mindfulness techniques.