2017 was a record setting year. Below is our 2017 Top 10 accomplishments for The PEER Center.
Celebrated the 4th Annual PEERdance & Walk event with music and entertainment provided by: DJ Michael Porter, The WellJam Experience, and The PEER Center’s Wellness Wobble dancers. The event featured exhibitors, awards, and The PEER Center’s Wellness Walk!
103,776 cups of coffee handed out in 2017 across both locations. The most the organization has ever handed out.
Of the 669 Peer Recovery Supporter certification applications submitted in 2017, 435 received certification through OhioMHAS as Peer Recovery Supporters. Bringing the total number of certifications over 500 (583 and counting)! A huge milestone for Peer Recovery Supporters, and The PEER Center.
The PEER Center’s award recipients for 2017: The PEERpower Award went to Pamela L. Craycraft LISW-S. The PEER of the Year Award went to Peg Morrison. The VolunPEER of the Year went to Ted Baron at the 2017 PEERdance & Walk annual fundraiser. The Warriet Savage awards went to Derrick Kirkland, and Susan Zoccali at the 2017 Recovery Celebration.
The Peer West Location outgrew the former building, and moved to the new address of 860/866 West Broad St.
Built and launched the www.Ohiopeers.org website to assist peers in Ohio with the Ohio Peer Recovery Supporter Certification process.
Held Ice Cream Socials at both locations, which were open to our local communities.
Five successful symposiums held across the state in five major cities: Cleveland, Akron, Toledo, Dayton, and Cincinnati for the Ohio Peer Recovery Supporter Certification.
The PEER Center celebrated its 10-year anniversary in consecutive operation and 7th year anniversary as an independent organization!
A record-breaking fundraising season! The PEER Center raised $15,387.23 through individuals, donations, sponsors and annual fundraiser!