To light the way toward recovery for those with substance use and mental health disorders through education, advocacy and the gift of hope.
Our Mission - To light the way toward recovery for those with substance use and mental health disorders through education, advocacy and the gift of hope.
About The Pier
The PIER Recovery Community Center is a safe harbor at Tenth & Monmouth Streets in Newport, KY for someone seeking to recover from mental illness or substance use challenges. Participants at The PIER seek to be with others that understand. We are called “peers”, experts by experience. Each road to recovery is different, but everyone wants to feel better.
The PIER Recovery Community Center is the home of Kentucky Certified Peer Support Specialists (KCPSS). Peer Support Specialists are trained to focus on the impact the illness has on a person’s life while most mental health professionals are trained to focus on the symptoms of the illness. Moving from hopelessness to hope is what recovery is often about.
Peer Support is:
Giving and receiving help with mutuality and respect
Understanding through personal experience of having been there
Sharing personal experiences of hope and recovery
Encouraging each person’s uniqueness
Focusing on each person’s strength’s
Promoting recovery by believing in each other.