Trillium Center is a one-of-a-kind community center for Prince William County, VA where adults seeking mental wellness can come seven days a week to find non-judgmental connection. We employ an average of 15 people living in recovery as peer recovery specialists. We also operate an online marketplace where people with mental health challenges can market their arts and goods: https://TrilliumsHopeStore.com
Since 2007, Trillium has been offering ‘peer support,’ an evidence-based practice that promotes, encourages and facilitates recovery from conditions commonly called “serious mental illness.” Our center was founded by and for people who can relate first hand and also know recovery is possible. Staff mentor and coach people to empower them to live a meaningful life while managing the challenges of their mental illness.
People can watch television, play a game of cards or pool, or many other activities and connect with others while minimizing the focus on one's symptoms. Our classes and groups enhance one's personal journey by helping individuals understand their wants and needs. We help our members to see the positive in themselves and in their lives.
Like a caterpillar that morphs into a beautiful butterfly, we at Trillium empower people to change their lives from the dark moments of illness to being heroes of their own mental health recovery. While here, people can learn to create independence and find a path where they can expand their horizons and have brighter and better days.
We also participate in community mental health system reform. Members share their first hand experience with law enforcement through Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) and DIVERT. We promote recovery beyond our physical space and are a cutting edge, unique model for other organizations that give aid to those who suffer from serious mental illness.