In 2008, Safe Harbor Peer Support Services opened its doors to adults, in Delaware, Morrow, and surrounding counties, needing extra support to
address their mental health recovery. With support from the Delaware-Morrow Mental Health and Recovery Services Board, Safe Harbor began to raise awareness of and combat the stigma around mental health. Two peer support centers were opened to provide safe environments where people with mental health issues in common could come together with their peers for additional care beyond the clinical scope. Both locations, Annie’s Outreach (Delaware) and No Limits Outreach Center (Morrow), offer the same services but address different barriers each county faces.
The mission of Safe Harbor Peer Support Services is to provide a welcoming and safe environment where adults with a mental health condition, living in Delaware, Morrow, and surrounding counties, can receive peer support and various opportunities to work on their mental health recovery at no charge. Safe Harbor’s goal is to increase the level of self-esteem, independence, and quality of life for those who have experienced a mental health issue regardless of the severity, age of onset, or duration of symptoms. We accomplish our mission through two peer support centers, located in Delaware and Morrow counties.
We believe in the power and effectiveness of peer support. With peer support, those with similar mental health experiences create a bond that supports learning together, sharing new ideas and ways of being, and breaking away from limitations of mental health stigma. When you come to Safe Harbor, you will find peers that welcome you and understand you because they have walked in your shoes. We believe you have a right to be treated with respect and dignity and you have a right to have your thoughts and opinions heard.