Insight Respite Center (IRC) is a peer-centered program where guests seeking relief from symptom distress are treated respectfully on their path to recovery. Creating a bridge between health care providers, individuals, and the community is the essence of interdependence and serves to strengthen the community as a whole. The approach is based on the core values of mutual respect and mutual learning. It’s about guests connecting with someone in a way that supports each other in learning, growing and healing.

In collaboration with SPIRIT Peer Empowerment Center and Nevada County Behavioral Health, the IRC is committed to providing guests an environment and connections that help individuals move toward their desired goals. Located in a lovely rural setting, IRC offers an alternative resource for eligible adults that may prevent the need for hospitalization. Peer supporters, trained in trauma informed models, are available 24 hours a day, offering hope, compassion and understanding in a stigma-free environment.

Guests will also be invited to develop their own Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) to aide with their personal recovery goals. A WRAP Plan can be helpful in identifying and releasing uncomfortable, distressing feelings and behaviors, while providing necessary tools for continued recovery. In addition, guests may choose to participate in other activities that enhance balance and recovery. These include:

  • Journaling
  • Reading
  • Yoga
  • Gardening
  • Guided relaxation
  • Outdoor activities
  • Music, arts, crafts

Referrals for potential guests can be made to Insight Respite Center by:

  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Primary Care Physicians
  • Friends and Families
  • Community Members
  • Self

To make a request, please contact Nevada County Behavioral Health for authorization at (530) 265-1437. 

The referral will then be submitted to the Access Team and management who will determine eligibility for the candidate.

If the candidate is accepted, they will be welcomed by a peer into the Insight Respite Center.

Theresa Hodges, Program Director
  • 62 individuals served
  • 79.5% of discharges were planned
  • 7.9% guests have successfully met his/her goals
  • Provided 129 linkages to community services
  • 82.4% felt they knew how to make themselves feel better when they start to feel bad (11.5% increase between admission and discharge).
  • Overall consumer satisfaction rate of 91.9%

Phone: (530) 273-0631

Address: 13192 Brunswick Road,
Grass Valley, CA 95945