OUR MISSION: To light the way toward recovery for those with substance use and mental health disorders through education, advocacy and the gift of hope.

The PIER Recovery Community Center is a safe harbor at Tenth & Monmouth Streets in Newport, KY for someone seeking to recover from mental illness or substance use challenges. Participants at the P.I.E.R. seek to be with others that understand. We are called “peers”, experts by experience. Each road to recovery is different, but everyone wants to feel better.

The PIER Recovery Community Center is the home of Kentucky Certified Peer Support Specialists (KCPSS). Peer Support Specialists are trained to focus on the impact the illness has on a person’s life while most mental health professionals are trained to focus on the symptoms of the illness. Moving from hopelessness to hope is what recovery is often about. Peer Support is:

  1. Giving and receiving help with mutuality and respect
  2. Understanding through personal experience of having been there
  3. Sharing personal experiences of hope and recovery
  4. Encouraging each person’s uniqueness
  5. Focusing on each person’s strength’s
  6. Promoting recovery by believing in each other.

There are more than a dozen FREE   classes offered throughout the week.The PIER Recovery Community Center is staffed by KY Certified Peer Support Specialists, who envision a healthy community in which participants who have experienced social, physical,emotional, educational, employment or housing related barriers as the result of mental illness or substance use disorder, are able to achieve their full potential and overcome them.

The PIER Recovery Community  Center is a consumer operated service operating under Mental Health America of Northern Kentucky and Southwest Ohio's non-profit status, policy and procedures. NorthKey Community Care provides us with use of their building and NAMI Northern Kentucky supports our efforts. 

The PIER Recovery Community Center is the place your recovery can begin! Call the PIER directly at 859-547-6539 for more information.

THE PIER RECOVERY COMMUNITY CENTER - 1002 Monmouth Street - Newport, Kentucky 41071

Kristen Arant, BSW, KCPSS - PIER Recovery Community Center Coordinator (

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