Alyssum offers two beds in private rooms. The house is home-like, with a focus on
a comfortable environment where people can feel safe sharing and connecting with others. The average length of stay at Alyssum is seven days. Alyssum is 100% peer staffed and run.
Peer Support at Alyssum is an opportunity to be validated and to be heard
There is time to reflect and to connect with others in a non-judgmental and safe environment
We encourage exploring "What happened to you?" rather than "what's wrong with you?"
Alyssum's program is not structured. Guests are encouraged to be self determined and to focus on self determined goals. Staff share support throughout this process. Shift coverage is arranged so that staff have the time to work one on one with guests as needed.
Staff and Guests may explore the impact of trauma, do grief work, look at community and/or support issues, listen, explore hearing voices, and much much more....it's all part of Alyssum.
Laughter, Love and Kindness
Whole Food and Home Cooking
Meditation, Yoga, Mindfulness and Positive Visioning
Art and Craft Projects
Connecting with nature