New mental health service in the works in Superior called Hope Haven Peer Respite House

Hope Haven Peer Respite House set for Superior

A new support for mental health called Hope Haven Peer Respite House is opening later this year in Superior

Something new for mental health is coming to Superior.

It’s called the Hope Haven Peer Respite House, which will provide a safe environment with 24/7 staffing for those who need mental health help.

It’s an outpatient service, that will be free of charge. Folks can stay up to 7 days in a 60 day period.

Grant funding helped NAMI Lake Superior South Shore purchase the home on 21st Avenue East, and renovations continue to make it ready.

The goal is to open this summer. They are still fundraising for staffing.

Chrissy Barnard, a Certified Peer Support Specialist, told us it’s been her dream to have this happen for years.

“I used to struggle with mental health many years ago, and have been in long-term recovery. I wanted to give hope to others, to help others on their journey to recovery,” she told us.

There is a fundraiser coming up on Sunday at The Pottery Burn Studio, 1207 Tower Avenue. It’s an Upcycle Fashion Show. Tickets are $40.