The Self-Help and Recovery Exchange (S.H.A.R.E.) Spot is a drop-in center for people with severe, persistent mental illness. This peer-run, evidence-based program focuses on socialization, advocacy, and self-help for each member on a personal journey to recovery. Peer specialists run a variety of activities including self-help groups, education groups, arts and crafts, self-expression activities, and featured guest speakers. Peer specialists also provide emotional support to all members. S.H.A.R.E. Spot empowers members while instilling hope for a brighter future.
Studies of drop-in centers have found that members who attend have a decrease in suicide rate, substance abuse, and Crisis Unit admissions. Members also show an increase in social contacts, quality of life, problem solving abilities, and the ability to carry out the activities of daily living.
Through peer support, members gain self-esteem, learn to advocate for themselves, and become empowered to strive for recovery. The S.H.A.R.E. Spot is a powerful demonstration that people with mental illness can and do lead normal, productive lives.
S.H.A.R.E. Spot is a free, voluntary program open to members every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Note: Potential members are invited to apply in person on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. – noon. Members are responsible for their own transportation and must be picked up no later than 2:30 p.m. Members must bring a bagged lunch. Snack & drink machines are available on site.