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Now hiring Positions for Peer Run Respite in Western Wisconsin -

Our newest project is Peer Run Respite, a crisis alternative for people who need and want peer support to navigate or avoid a crisis related to mental health and/or substance use challenges. One-to one peer support, offered twenty four hours a day, is the primary service of the respite. Group support, linkage, and follow-up will also be provided. Our respite will be located in western Wisconsin in the region between Eau Claire and Menomonie.

Peer Run Respite Coordinator | Full Time
Due 9/30/14

For more information or to apply please click here to download Respite Coordinator the position description.

Respite Peer Supporter | Full Time

Due 10/7/14

For more information or apply please clikc here to download the Peer Supporter position description.

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

Creating Opportunities for People Seeking
Mental Health, Recovery, and Wellness to
Exercise Power in Their Lives


Grassroots Empowerment Project (GEP), a state-wide non-profit organization that is controlled and directed by mental health consumers/survivors, exists to help people seeking mental health, recovery, and wellness exercise power in their lives.
We are funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration, Optum Health, a variety of project grants and fee-for-service contracts, Community Shares of Wisconsin, and private donations.

click here to learn more about GEP

 

We believe....

 

  • Choice, dignity, respect and personal power are necessary for wellness
  • Each of us has the right to define recovery and wellness in our own way 
  • For many of us, healing and wellness includes recovery from substance abuse or addiction.
  • Treatment and services should be safe, healing and based on our strengths and wholeness
  • Wholeness encompasses all aspects of life relevant to the individual who is seeking recovery and wellness
  • Pain, isolation and trauma can be transformed into healing, connection and resilience
  • Peer support can inspire hope and provide powerful support to  people  on their individual pathways to recovery and wellness 
  • Each of us has the right to choose how to define our experience and reject labels and names imposed on us by others
  •  Our civil rights and human rights should not be threatened due to stigma, bias, distortion or social discrimination
  • Peer-led recovery and wellness organizations should lead in transforming the mental health system and challenging social discrimination
  • A strong Grassroots Empowerment Project facilitates the empowerment of people seeking healing, recovery, wellness to pursue the lives they want

GEP will...

  • Be an organization run by and for people with lived experience of psychiatric diagnosis and treatment, including people with needs that encompass substance abuse and addiction and those who self-identify as people with lived experience regardless of diagnosis or treatment  
  • Be guided by and give voice to people with lived experience
  • Increase the knowledge, skills and power of people to advocate for themselves and each other 
  • Advocate for people with lived experience in coalition with other organizations
  • Support and engage in peer-run and recovery-driven initiatives
  • Share our knowledge and experience in order to promote positive views of people with lived experience
  • Create and support opportunities for meaningful involvement and leadership in the advancement of recovery and wellness
  • Communicate and collaborate in ways that support consensus and positive change
  • Commit to being trauma-informed and carry out our mission in ways that prevent and promote healing of emotional trauma
  • Champion human rights and challenge stigmatization and social discrimination
  • Commit to the ongoing project of grassroots empowerment for people seeking recovery and wellness

 

                          

                                                                

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