MANCHESTER, NH – On the Road to Wellness (OTRTW), a non-clinical mental health peer support agency that is well-known for their commitment in enabling their members develop and maintain their own wellness plans proudly announces the grand re-opening and dedication ceremony in honor of the president of their board who passed away in January.
The intentional peer-recovery center was formerly known as On the Road to Recovery.
The Manchester NH Peer Center was renamed as “Robert N. Duprez Jr. Wellness Center” on November, 28, marked with a celebration and ribbon-cutting. The center is located at 377 South Willow Street, B2-4, Manchester, NH 03103.
On the Road to Wellness has been providing Peer Support Services to adult individuals for over 25 years. They are committed to educating, advocating and empowering their members to manage and maintain their mental health and wellness. They have developed into an agency of peers that are not only purposeful about their individual means of wellness, but also those of their members.
“There are all sorts of peer supports in the world. We understand that not all peer support is the same. OTRTW’s interests lie only in the model of Intentional Peer Support (IPS) as developed by Shery Mead and associates as its foundation for service and growth. OTRTW is diligent to ensure that all of their programming and activities are purposefully integrated with the model of Intentional Peer Support as its foundation; the core of IPS are relationships and values” said David Blacksmith of On the Road to Wellness.
All their programs are free and doesn’t require appointments. Those who come readily find that they promote personal responsibility, mutuality, reciprocity, respect, and they work hard at developing a mindset that allows for multiple world-views at the table; in other words, valuing another’s thoughts and beliefs as valid and important as our own.
What makes OTRTW’s members proactive about their individual and corporate sense of wellness is found at the core of the agency’s Peer Support model – International Peer Support. OTRTW’s expertise in managing a consumer peer support program is rooted not simply in their years of being open for business but in the ongoing quest for its members, guests, families, staff and alike to be aware, trained, and living-out the principles and values of IPS.
Every individual is unique and grasps these things at different rates and levels. Since the heart of IPS is relationship and relationships take time, OTRTW has taken the time to allow each member to grab hold of the pieces of IPS that are appropriate for them at the time, to make it their own, and subsequently grow and change into the best selves they can be. And when this takes place successfully on an individual basis, it becomes the basis of the surrounding culture to change as well.
There are two local OTRTW centers:
377 South Willow Street
On the Road to Wellness
45 South Main Street