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:
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.