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Gainesville Peer Respite NOW OPEN!!!

We’re open!

We’re all moved in and are finally open for full services!  Peers and community members have been in and out taking tours, doing activities and groups, and enjoying respite stays at Serenoa, our beautiful new house.

We’ve had a great couple weeks meeting and connecting with peers in our community, and are looking to spread the word! Whether you’re a peer in need of support or a community member just curious about what we do, there are now a variety of ways to get involved:

  Take a tour: Let us show you around and talk to you about what we have to offer! Tours are open to anyone, peer and non-peer alike and take about a half hour. Peers must take a house tour prior to participating in activities or respite. *Weds 12-6pm, Thurs-Sun 9-6pm. Call us at (352) 559-4559 or just stop by!* Donate items from our Wish List: We’re still in need of a few household items to make Serenoa the best it can be. If you have gently used items on this list, would like to donate a gift card, or are interested in making a financial contribution for house items, please contact our Director of Guest Services at Check out our wish list here: Join us for Wellness Activities and Support Groups: Wellness activities are social, structured opportunities for peers to do a writing, art, mind/body or self-care activity in the company of others. Support groups are trauma-sensitive and open-ended to allow peers to share and support each other organically. All are led by peer staff members and focus on wellness, not illness. (Peers must take a house tour prior to participating in activities). For a list of upcoming activities, check out our calendar at *Weds-Sat at 1 pm and 4 pm*   Stay with us for Overnight Respite: If you need a break from home and could benefit from access to round-the-clock peer support, call us to schedule a respite interview. Respite stays are available for 1-5 days and open to peer-identified individuals 18 years of age or older, with stable housing to return to afterward. A brief, casual interview is required to discuss goals and needs with a friendly peer staff member. Rooms are available! Call us on the Warmline for information or to schedule your interview. (352) 559-4559. *Weds-Mon by appointment*  
Thanks for all your support. We’re excited to be serving peers in our community. Can you help us spread the word?
Gainesville Peer Respite at Serenoa 728 E University Ave Gainesville, FL 32601 please contact us at or on the Warmline at 352-559-4559

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