Peer Recovery and Family Support Services

Peer Recovery Support Services

Based on the fundamental principles of recovery, Peer Support Services (PSS) are specialized, therapeutic interactions between current or former consumers of behavioral health services and individuals in the process of recovery. The peers are trained and certified to offer support and assistance to those in the recovery and community-integration process. Peer support is intended to inspire hope in individuals that recovery is not only possible, but probable. The service is designed to promote empowerment, self-determination, understanding, coping skills, and resiliency through mentoring and service coordination supports.

Family Support Services

Family support services are for those who know, or have known, a feeling of desperation concerning the mental health problem of someone very near to them. When you seek support, very often you can learn that you are no longer alone, but among people who understand the problem as only a few others can.

Community Mental Health Centers:

East Bay Center, Inc.; 401-431-9870
610 Wampanoag Trail, East Providence, RI 02915-1506

Gateway Healthcare, Inc.
Intake: 101 Bacon Street, Pawtucket, RI; 401-729-8701
Other locations:
151 Atwood Avenue, Johnston, RI; 401-553-1000
1443 Hartford Avenue, Johnston, RI; 401-273-8100

The Kent Center; 401-732-5656
50 Health Lane, Warwick, RI

Newport County Community Mental Health Center; 401-846-1213
127 Johnnycake Hill Road, Middletown, RI 02842

NRI Community Services; 401-235-7000
Intake: 55 Cummings Way, Woonsocket, RI 02895

The Providence Center; 401-274-2500
Intake: 530 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904

South Shore Center, Inc.; 401-789-1367
55 Cherry Lane, Wakefield, RI 02879

How do I contact an advocate for mental health services?

Rhode Island Office of the Mental Health Advocate
The Office of the Mental Health Advocate is an independent State agency staffed by attorneys who provide an array of free legal, investigative, and advocacy services, regardless of age, to:

  • prevent inappropriate admissions to psychiatric facilities
  • to protect the rights and enhance the dignity of persons in mental health treatment and inpatient substance abuse treatment
  • reduce the stigma associated with mental illness

For more information contact:

The Office of Mental Health Advocate
John O. Pastore Campus
57 Howard Avenue-4th Floor
Cranston, RI 02920
401-462-2003 or 1-800-346-2282; TTY: 401-462-6018

How do I file a complaint about my mental health service provider?

Call the BHDDH Mental Health Services line: 462-3292