Peer wellness respite is a safe alternative to an inpatient psychiatric hospitalization. As a peer-run initiative, Respite staff provide 24/7 peer to peer support in working through a behavioral health crisis.
The CSPNJ Respite Program offers a clean, safe, supportive, tranquil, and non-judgmental environment in a residential community. Guests can be provided support at the house for a maximum of 10 days and offered follow up support for up to 30 days. We offer intensive peer support and involvement in wellness activities on site and through follow up support to help guests to restore balance, and plan for adjustments to their home, their associated valued roles, and their community activities.
Our Peer Wellness Respite service is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week individuals with lived experience who are trained and experienced in supporting others to transform a crisis into an opportunity for enhancing personal wellness. We aim to both inspire hope and assist guests in developing crisis self-management skills so that our guests can better manage the current and any future crisis situations. We focus on self-care in the areas of sleep and rest, relaxation, nutrition, physical activity, and management of co-occurring medical or substance use challenges.
To contact the Middlesex Respite, please call (732) 354-4403.
To contact the Essex Respite, please call (862) 229-1401.
To contact the Passaic Respite, please call (862) 239-9896.
Crisis often leads to disruptions in balance and self-care.
To restore capability and balance, we:
The program recognizes that crises are short-term and involve a time when a person may need assistance in managing the distress that can interfere with personal wellness.
We see wellness not as the absence of disease or distress, but as the presence of purpose in life, active involvement in satisfying work and play, joyful relationships, a healthy body and living environment, and the presence of happiness.
Our peer team provides guests with support and the tools needed to pursue recovery and wellness. We aim to both inspire hope and assist guests in developing crisis self-management skills, so our guests can manage the current and future crisis situations. We focus on self-care in the areas of sleep and rest, relaxation, nutrition, physical activity, and management of co-occurring medical or substance use issues.