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Peer Support Services

ACR Peer Center is a mutual help wellness, recovery and support center. Since our inception in 2008, our mission is to provide a safe place where individuals can meet together to provide each other mutual respect in a positive enviornment that will encourage recovery and independence.

Peer Center Activities

  • Self-Help Groups
  • Double Trouble in Recovery Groups

  • Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP)

  • Community Outings

  • Socialization Opportunites

  • Recreational Activities

  • Self-Advocacy

  • Development of Natural Supports

  • Community Living Skills

Peers Helping Peers

ACR's Peer Center as given me a purpose. It keeps me grounded and focused as I work on my recovery… it surrounds me with hope and a positive atmosphere.


John, an ACR Peer Center attendee

ACR’s Peer Center was started in 2008 with the idea individuals in recovery needed the support of other individuals who were experiencing similar problems.


It is our desire to provide individuals who are recovering from a mental health, behavior health or substance abuse disorders a safe environment where they can share their recovery experiences with others who have “walked the walk” of recovery.  The Peer Center is lead by Georgia Certified Peer Specialists (CPS) who are in recovery themselves from a mental disorder and are specifically trained to support other individuals in their recovery journey.  


The programs at the Peer Center are jointly developed by individuals attending and the CPS. 


Peer Support Center

ACR's Peer Support Center provides structured activities that promote socialization, recovery, wellness, self-advocacy, development of natural supports, and maintenance of community living skills. Activities are provided between and among individuals who have common issues and needs to assist individuals in living as independently as possible. Activities support self-directed recovery by exploring the individual's purpose beyond the identified mental illness, by exploring possibilities of recovery, by tapping into individual strengths related to illness self management, by emphasizing hope and wellness, by helping individuals develop and work toward achievement of specific personal recovery goals (which may include attaining meaningful employment if desired by the individual), and by assisting individuals with relapse prevention planning. The program provides a safe, structured recovery environment where individuals can meet and provide mutual support.  The Peer Center operates Monday - Friday from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.

Certified Peer Specialists work from the perspective of "having been there." Through their lived experience with recovery, they lend unique insight into mental illness and what makes recovery possible. 
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