SPIRIT is a community of Peers sharing and growing from our lived experience of mental health issues, addiction, or the challenges of being unhoused. We support one another with acceptance, compassion, encouragement and hope to empower ourselves to recover and break free of stigma. We provide effective and profound change in the delivery of mental health and support services, with the aim to be a safe, inclusive, and confidential place to heal and walk the journey towards recovery.
SPIRIT sees a world where recovery is healthy, free of encumbrances and to empower people towards mental, emotional, spiritual and physical growth. SPIRIT is where all people may practice self help and help others in a dynamic balance.
OUR Core Values
1 – Stigma-Free:
We bring together those dealing with mental health issues, homelessness, and addiction in a stigma-free environment.
2 – Inclusivity:
We welcome people of all races, genders, sexual orientations, and disabilities, and aim to offer our services in a culturally competent and accessible manner.
3 – Connection:
We deepen our connection to ourselves and to one another.
4 – Community Empowerment:
Through the bond of community, we strengthen and grow into our best selves.
“Despite the good intentions of those who were close to me, I couldn’t help feeling that no one really understood, no one could truly travel this journey with me and make me feel any less alone. Then I came to SPIRIT and realized other people struggle with similar issues, I was empowered to see others living usefully despite the struggles we face. I no longer need to feel ashamed!”