SPIRIT Peer Empowerment Center

SPIRIT Center is a healthy community, open at no charge to people facing challenges to their mental health.  Trained peer supporters offer a holistic approach, acceptance, support, education and advocacy.  We support people as they identify their path to recovery, and empower themselves to achieve their personal goals.  Building Resiliency through Peer Support.

Compassion, Acceptance, Advocacy, Peer Support and Mutual Respect

SPIRIT Center is a community coming together to mend itself.  SPIRIT Center is a free self-help center that welcomes drop-ins and offers an unparalleled opportunity to be part of the solution.  Our center is centrally located in Brunswick Basin on five serene acres in a large home complete with meeting rooms, kitchen facilities, handicap access, parking and bus service nearby. 

 “I did not know where to fit in or function in society until SPIRIT offered me the chance.  SPIRIT’s philosophy is one I can fit into and be part of comfortably.  Now I have true hope for the future for me and my family.”  – SPIRIT participant


The SPIRIT Center has been critical to the stability and wellbeing of the Nevada County community during the COVID-19 crisis, remaining open as an essential service during the lockdown. To maintain safety, we ask that visitors and participants wash hands frequently, and keep distance as best they can while at the Center.

All services are FREE and CONFIDENTIAL!

SPIRIT offers free Peer Supporters and Support Groups – see calendar for support groups and descriptions.

SPIRIT’s Peer Supporters are graduates of the SPIRIT Peer Support 10-week training and receive ongoing supervision. People with similar issues meet with one another to help each other overcome life’s difficulties.

Get Involved

Are you passionate about what we’re doing? Let us know! We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality. We’ll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you. We’re excited to have you join the team!

Thank You

Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn’t accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you.