In 2008, Safe Harbor Peer Support Services opened its doors to adults, in Delaware and Morrow Counties, needing extra support to address their mental health recovery. With the support from the Delaware-Morrow Mental Health and Recovery Services Board (DMMHRSB) Safe Harbor began to raise awareness of and combat the stigma around mental health. Our sites created safe environments where people who have mental-health issues in common could come together to give their peers additional care beyond the clinical scope. Providing specialized programming, both sites, Annie’s Outreach (Delaware County) and No Limits Outreach Center (Morrow County), offer the same services but address different barriers each county faces. As the consumers and staff continually challenge the stigma climate of Central Ohio, the awareness for additional help is at the forefront of Safe Harbor’s mission.
The mission of Safe Harbor Peer Support Services is to provide a welcoming, physically and emotionally safe environment, where Delaware and Morrow County adults with mental illness can receive peer support, socialization, education and opportunities to work on their mental health recovery. Our goal is to increase the level of self-esteem, independence and quality of life for adults residents in Delaware and Morrow Counties who have experienced mental illness regardless of the severity, age of onset or duration of symptom experience.
We accomplish our mission through the operation of two weekday recovery centers, located in Delaware/Morrow Counties.
We believe in the power and effectiveness of peer support. We believe that persons who have lived with mental illness are credible and effective agents for helping others with similar problems. When you come to Safe Harbor, you will find persons that welcome you and understand your struggles 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.