Peer Recovery Services
- Peer Recovery Drop-in Center is now open Sunday from 12:00PM to 4:00PM for Football. Please call 757-664-6683 for more information!
- Women wanting support or connection with other women in the community. Join our Women’s Health Group, please see this flyer: WOMEN’S HEALTH
- For those who Self-Identify as someone currently living with or in recovery from mental health and/or substance use challenges, please see this flyer: MINDFULNESS
- For information on an In-Person Socially Distanced Group, please see this flyer: WALK THE TALK (Summer, Spring and Fall)
HOLIDAY HOURS FOR OTP DOSING
- 12/23/21 Holiday hours 7:00 - 11:45 AM
- 12/24/21 Holiday hours 7:00 - 11:45 AM
- 12/25/21 Closed
- 12/31/21 Regular clinic hours 6:00AM - 12:00 PM
- 01/01/21 Holiday hours 7:00 - 11:45 A
HOLIDAY HOURS FOR PEER WARMLINE
- The Peer Warmline is 365 days a year from 9:00AM to 8:00PM. Please see this flyer: WARMLINE FLYER.
Recovery Has a New Home!
Operating under the umbrella of the Norfolk Community Service Board, we provide peer recovery services to all individuals living in recovery from a mental illness and/or substance.
We have members who have been trained and certified by the Department of Behavioral Health to assist others in recovery and wellness, as well as self-help programs and emerging best practice education. Through peer-led non-clinical services, peers will help encourage participants to learn and practice recovery skills, as well as to exercise choice and decision-making responsibility in a safe, friendly and supportive environment. We truly believe that, together, we will make a difference!
Visit & Contact
Visit us at the Peer Recovery Drop-In Center. The Center’s hours of operation are:
- Monday: 8:30AM to 12:00PM and 1:00PM to 4:00PM
- Tuesday: 8:30AM to 12:00PM and 1:00PM to 4:00PM
- Wednesday: 8:30AM to 12:00PM and 1:00PM to 4:00PM
- Thursday: 8:30AM to 12:00PM and 1:00PM to 4:00PM
- Friday: 8:30AM to 12:00PM and 1:00PM to 4:00PM
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: 12:00PM to 4:00PM
We Need Volunteers!
The Norfolk Peer Recovery Services Program has opened a new Peer Recovery Drop-in Center (PRDC) that provides a safe place in the community, and provides self-help programs, emerging best-practice education, peer-led non-clinical services, recovery skills, and a friendly and supportive environment. The Drop-in Center operates Sundays from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Volunteers will work side-by-side with Certified Peer Recovery Specialists in the Peer Recovery Drop-in Center, (PRDC). The goal of the PRDC volunteer is to assist the Peer Staff with the strengthening of the individual’s recovery skills and to provide a safe, nonjudgmental, and informal environment to effect and enhance the exercising of choice and decision-making responsibilities. We at the PRDC want to create and cultivate a relationship with the local community that will be lasting. The PRDC is a diverse, interactive and resourceful tool serving the community of Norfolk.
Other opportunities for Peer Volunteers at NCSB that are under development, include:
- Providing Peer Welcome and Support Services at Intake
- Providing Peer Hosting Services at various waiting rooms at NCSB, including engaging persons who are waiting to make them feel welcome; provide any advocacy needed; assist with the program process; and setting up and maintaining warm beverages and snacks in certain locations; and/or
- Shadowing other providers at NCSB in services such as housing, case management, crisis stabilization, etc.
- All volunteers must be 18 years of age or older.
- As a Peer Volunteer, you must be willing to disclose that you have personal lived experience with mental illness and/or substance use, and that you are secure in your recovery.
- You must pass basic drug screening and criminal background checks as well as additional screenings by NCSB. To reference criminal histories that could be a barrier to approval, visit the webpage Background Investigations Unit at http://dbhds.virginia.gov/human-resource-development-and-management/background-investigations-unit. Scroll to the bottom and click the blue "forms" tab and select Barrier Crimes.
- You have a commitment to working with all consumers of the Norfolk Community Service Board.
- You agree to abide by the NCSB and PRDC confidentiality policy, which states that all information about any PRDC participant is strictly confidential. You may not confirm or deny that someone is receiving services from NCSB or PRDC.
- You will follow all rules and regulations regarding security and safety at PRDC.
How to Apply
Complete the online City of Norfolk Volunteer Application (PDF). In the "areas of Interest" box, write "Norfolk Community Services Board Peer Services." Your volunteer application will be forwarded to Norfolk CSB.
The Peer Division Head (Raymond Barnes) will call or email you to review your application and collect any additional information needed. He will then send those recommended for volunteer opportunity to the CSB Personnel Support Team. You will then be contacted to go to the city for a background check and drug screen. Your first volunteer day with the CSB will be for additional orientation and state background review.
If you have any questions about Peer Volunteer opportunities, please call Quindolyn Brown at 757-409-7331.