Nevada Insight Respite Center (IRC)


INSIGHT RESPITE CENTER (IRC) is a four-bedroom home in rural Nevada County that is peer operated. The team foster a stigma-free supportive and healing environment for adults (18+) with mental health symptoms who are experiencing a difficult time in their community. The team provides respite services to prevent a crisis from occurring or requiring hospitalization. During an individual’s stay they will receive peer support which fosters growth through self-empowerment and self-esteem building.


Nevada Insight Respite Center

Phone: (530) 273-0631
Fax: (916) 504-4328
Address: 16573 Auburn Rd.
Grass Valley, CA 95949

“I have worked in the direct service field for 15 years in various capacities & environments. It wasn’t until I was given the opportunity to work with Insight Respite Center and Turning Point Community Programs that I felt what the truth of helping others is. I have learned what it means to truly ‘sit with’ another human being, without judgments, and to listen, hear, and support them.  The mutual benefit that this brings is evident through the openness of their sharing.”
– IRC Staff Member
“It was only temporary
There was light and depth
Kind words and warm surroundings
Eleanor is a great addition
Taking it all in
Going on walks
Not too far
Relaxing is the beauty of it all
Those that help are all here.
Now it is time to load up all the gear
Always taking a piece of this home with me.”
– IRC Client Poem

Program Services

  • Wellness recovery Action Plan (WRAP).
  • Linkage to resources.
  • Wellness activities.
  • 24/7 peer support.

How to get involved

Referrals are from Nevada County Behavioral Health utilizing various referral sources.

Funding information

Funded by Nevada County Behavioral Health & Medi-Cal.

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