Amistad is committed to peer support and recovery. We help in a variety of capacities, from emergency room assistance to peer-to-peer assistance groups.
Peer Support Specialist Program at Mercy Hospital
It is what you would expect to receive from a family member or friend if they were to accompany you to the emergency room for a medical emergency. We offer peer support to individuals who visit the emergency room for a psychiatric crisis – individuals who are often frightened, confused, and very often alone.
Peer Support and Recovery Center
We are a safe and welcoming community for adults who struggle with mental illness and other life challenges. Open since 1982, we have grown into Maine’s largest peer community.
Peer Outreach Worker Program
This pilot program provides peer support and fosters alternative solutions for individuals who frequently use the psych emergency room to get their emotional needs met. Trained peers meet with people in a community setting to expand their options and help lessen their dependence on the emergency room.
Boothbay Region Peer Center
This Center, also known as "The Harbor," is a place for people in recovery operated and organized BY people in recovery. It is a collaborative facility that is rooted in the Intentional Peer Recovery Model.
Peer Support Program at Riverview Psychiatric Center
Amistad operates a Peer Support program inside Riverview Psychiatric Center (the former Augusta Mental Health Institute), Maine’s largest state psychiatric hospital. We have been working with patients since 2005.
In response to the lack of safe, supported housing for individuals battling opiate abuse disorders, Amistad has opened Beacon House, our first home that provides support and safety for women to help them re-establish productive lives.