Our Programs

Amistad exists to help improve the lives of our community members who have been impacted by mental illness, substance use, homelessness, trauma, and poverty. We witness and celebrate recovery every day.

Peer Support Specialist Program at Mercy Hospital

It is what you would expect to receive from a family member or friend if they were to accompany you to the emergency room for a medical emergency. We offer peer support to individuals who visit the emergency room for a psychiatric crisis – individuals who are often frightened, confused, and very often alone.

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Peer Support and Recovery Center

We are a safe and welcoming community for adults who struggle with mental illness and other life challenges. Open since 1982, we have grown into Maine’s largest peer community.

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Peer Outreach Worker Program

Working with hospitals, police and the Portland community, Amistad’s Peer Outreach Workers build relationships with individuals who are overly reliant on emergency services, coaching them towards healthier solutions and support.

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Peer Learning Community at Bath

The Peer Learning Community offers support, resources and peer-run groups for people experiencing life challenges BY people who have had life challenges.

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Boothbay Region Peer Center

This Center, also known as "The Harbor," is a place for people in recovery operated and organized BY people in recovery. It is a collaborative facility that is rooted in the Intentional Peer Recovery Model.

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Peer Support Program at Riverview Psychiatric Center

Amistad operates a Peer Support program inside Riverview Psychiatric Center (the former Augusta Mental Health Institute), Maine’s largest state psychiatric hospital. We have been working with patients since 2005.

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Recovery Residences

Amistad manages residences for adults struggling with opiate use disorder and those reentering the community after being incarcerated. These residences include wrap-around services and evidence-based treatment, delivered within a supportive and empowering peer-based model.

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