Creating healthy opportunities for advancing hope, recovery and wellness for all.

Life Connections Peer Recovery Services is a non-for-profit organization that operates a Peer Recovery Center and soon to open a Peer Run Respite House. Life Connections Peer Recovery Services supports individuals who want to begin or continue their recovery journey by connecting them to recovery and mental health services and resources.

Wellness Center

Individuals in a circle supporting each other

A place where individuals experiencing Mental Health issues can work on their recovery with trained Peer Support Specialists. What is unique about our organization is that we are a Peer-Run, Peer-Owned Organization; our staff offers many of the same lived experiences as our guests and serves as models of recovery, we will serve all individuals whether or not they can pay.

HOURS:
Thursday: 4 pm - 8 pm
Friday 4 pm - 8 pm
Saturday 12 pm - 4 pm
LOCATION
Located at the Southwest door of the Dewitt United Methodist Church 222 E. 12th St DeWitt, Iowa

Rhonda’s House (Now Open)

House held in the palm of hands

Rhonda’s House (Iowa’s Only Peer-run Respite Center) provides a safe and welcoming environment for individuals who are experiencing a mental health crisis and who voluntarily choose temporary respite services to restore well-being and the ability to manage their lives. Rhonda’s House is an alternative to the more restrictive care of a locked psychiatric hospital facility.

At Rhonda’s House, residents receive recovery support from trained and caring peer staff members who have also experienced mental health challenges and who can share successful strategies for regaining and maintaining wellness. The United States Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has recognized peer-delivered respite services for individuals experiencing a psychiatric crisis as an evidence-based practice.

Rhonda’s House – the first and only peer-run respite center operating in Iowa – is located on the grounds of Genesis Hospital in Dewitt, IA. Rhonda’s House was named for Rhonda Shouse, a legendary advocate for Iowans with disabilities who passed away in 2017. The peer-run respite center opened its doors on October 15, 2018 and is operated 24 hours per day, seven days per week.

How to Request Services: The individual can be refereed to Rhonda's House by having them call 563-659-1171. Individuals must call ahead for reservations and to go through our screening process.

Location: 1131 Hospital Drive, Dewitt, Iowa 52742

Warm Line (Coming soon)

Chalk outline of a phone with a person’s hand on headset

A non-emergency resource for anyone seeking support, serving our community 7 days-a-week. The Warm Line provides assistance via phone to people who need to reach out when having a hard time. We offer emotional support and information about mental health resources. Our Warm line would be staffed entirely by a diverse team of peers in recovery, all with lived experience of mental health challenges.