The Warren-Washington Rose House is Now Open!

The Warren Washington Rose House is Open!  

We are excited to announce that the Warren Washington Rose House is open for guests.

Warren and Washington Rose House:
(518) 502-1172

Rose Houses are 100% peer-operated short-term crisis respites that are open and accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Instead of traditional “treatment,” Rose Houses are safe, empowering, self-determined learning communities that allow guests to work on their recovery and move towards wellness, however they define it. Rose Houses are not only site-based, but also reach out beyond their walls through 24 hour peer-operated warm lines, and mobile peer services.

What are Rose Houses designed to do?

Rose Houses are designed to:

  • Prevent people from going to the hospital emergency room for psychiatric reasons;
  • Help people to learn how to better manage and work through emotional distress so that they can prevent potential future crises.
  • Encourage people to be healthy throughout their whole lives (mind, body, spirit, community);
  • Help people to feel less alone as they share their personal stories with people who have had similar experiences;
  • Help people to build on their strengths (skills, knowledge, accomplishments, resources) to deal with crises;
  • Provide people with information about alternative approaches to mental health care (incl. self-help, diet and nutrition, expressive therapies, yoga, relaxation & stress reduction techniques, etc.);
  • Inspire people to achieve positive changes in their lives;
  • Help people to learn about different coping skills to deal with life’s stressors; and
  • Inspire people to use alternative methods, instead of the hospital or acute care services, if a crisis should ever recur.

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