Waterville Peer Recovery Center

Waterville Peer Recovery Center - COVID-19 Update

Thank you for visiting the Waterville Peer Recovery Center! While the center’s physical location is currently closed due to the presence of COVID-19 here in Maine, we are continuing to offer programming and virtual support to our members. Peer Center groups will continue to operate digitally on Monday, Wednesdays, and Fridays for the foreseeable future, and print resources such as workbooks and guides are still available upon request.

Peer Center Coordinator Buffy Johnson and Peer Support Specialist Ian Roig can be contacted via:

Please contact us with any questions or concerns!


Round Table Recovery Talks - MWF 1pm

Alternatives to Suicide Support Group - Time Change: Tues 1-2:30

NAMI Connections Support Group - Wednesdays, 3 pm

Current Activity Calendar



NAMI Maine's Waterville Peer Recovery Center (WPRC) at 32 Ticonic Street, Waterville, is growing steadily! We are step-by-step adding to our schedule to offer classes, support groups, community linkages and resources, outings, and a variety of activities to facilitate learning, growth, connection, and enjoyment. Keep reading for a brief overview of the program, and click on the links at the bottom to learn more.

Overall Goals:

Waterville Peer Recovery Center is a community where participants can feel accepted, uplifted, and empowered—experiencing hope and the reality of recovery.

Participants experience growth and change because of their own strength and resiliency and the support they provide each other, as they learn new things and come to believe more fully in their own worth, their hopes and dreams, and their ability to achieve them.

The Waterville Peer Recovery Center will continue to develop into a well-known, respected, and integral resource in the broader Waterville area community of care. It will exemplify the important role and positive outcomes that an authentic peer-run, recovery-focused community plays in people’s lives. 

All three paid staff, the Center Manager and two Support & Activities Coordinators, are Certified Intentional Peer Support Specialists (CIPSS).

The community is developing as a Consumer Operated Service Program or COSP, which basically means it will be a program governed by participants within agreed-upon values, structures, and everyday processes. Mutual peer support underpins everything, both informally and formally. That, along with choice and self-responsibility, are reflected in the community structures. (Please use links to learn more.)

Community Agreements - Establishes expectations and norms of individual and community interactions based on values of kindness and respect, mutual relationships, meaningful participation, care of property, safety, diversity, and peer support and empowerment.

Restorative Options - Provides a common understanding and language with which to have conversations to address various levels of disagreement or conflict.

Hours of Operation:

Monday:       9am to 5pm
Tuesday:      9am to 5pm
Wednesday: 9am to 5pm
Thursday:     9am to 5pm
Friday:         9am to 5pm

For More Information:
Program Summary

Contact Nicole at nicole@namimaine.org. You may also email or call the Peer Center at peercenter@namimaine.org, 859-2667.