We began as a committed group of Peer Support Specialists who wanted to make a difference. We saw a gap in support services for those living with mental health and substance use challenges in the Wilmington and Brunswick county areas, and knew we had to take action.
We began working with Coastal Care, the former Managed Care Organization, to explore the establishment of a peer-operated resource center in the Wilmington area. In June 2015, together with Coastal Care, these peers obtained seed funding and secured 501(c)(3) non-profit status to open the Recovery Resource Center, Inc. RRCI has been providing services since September 2015, and has been located in the Harrelson Center, a non-profit center in downtown Wilmington, since July 2015.
RRCI began focusing on providing free wellness recovery classes to the following high service need populations: older adults, individuals experiencing homelessness and/or poverty, and veterans. Although RRCI has been assisting mostly these populations, our services are still free of cost and open to all those facing mental health and/or substance use challenges.
RRCI changes its name and relaunches as Peer Recovery Resources in 2018.