At Perry Wellness Center, the schedule combines intensive group discussions and formal learning experiences with outlets for creativity and relaxation. Popular activities include reading, playing cards, needlework, and computer games. A newly learned game of facts is frequently shared among peers and staff.
“I like to see diverse activity,” PWC founder and CEO Stuart Perry notes. “There is really no down time with our peers at Perry Wellness Center. With occasional direction, the peers seem to enjoy their time together. They like to learn from other peers, and partnership learning is indeed a good thing.”
Peer partnership is the basis for peer recovery programs such as Perry Wellness Center. Opportunities for learning arise in everyday life as well as classrooms, and guidance is best provided by individuals who have been through similar life experiences.
In the photo above, five peers share some break time. Left to right are: Sherry Robinson, Debra Clayton, Rhonda Hubbard, Tamika Brown, and Essie Fulks.