Sunrise Community for Recovery and Wellness believes everyone deserves the chance to see tomorrow. But anxiety, trauma and isolation are symptoms contributing to a massive rise in substance use, mental health challenges and unintended overdose deaths.
We are a non-profit Recovery Community Organization (RCO), led and governed by those in the recovery community and their allies, offering education, peer support and resource navigation at no cost. Our staff of Certified Peer Support Specialists use their lived experience with substance use and mental health challenges to help others discover and maintain their pathway to wellness.
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What is a Certified Peer
Watch this 3-minute video to learn the steps to becoming a Certified Peer Support Specialist, the history and the impact of these community change-makers.
Need a Support Group?
Check our calendar for support group meeting descriptions and schedules. All meetings are hybrid, meaning they are offered both online and in-person.
Visit Drop-In Community Center
Mon-Wed-Friday 9AM-5PM and
Sunrise Community for Recovery and Wellness is funded solely by grants and donations.
We have a variety of giving options, from making a gift of stock, donating using your donor advised fund, or purchasing hygiene products for the shelterless community.
Have you recently been released from jail? Are you struggling to pay child support? Do you want to learn about treatment options? Do you need Narcan, safe syringes or harm reduction supplies? Do you want to learn about working as a Certified Peer Support Specialist?
Sunrise would like to thank the following Community Partners
12 Baskets Cafe (Asheville Poverty Initiative)
Addiction Professionals of North Carolina (APNC)
All Souls Episcopal Church
Appalachian Mountain Community Health Centers
Asheville Homeless Network for Code Purple Cold Weather Shelter
Asheville Reiki Connection
Aurora Studio & Gallery
Bounty and Soul
Buncombe County Emergency Medical Team (EMT)
Buncombe County FUSE (Frequent User of Services)
Buncombe County Health and Human Services
Buncombe County Post Overdose Response Team (P.O.R.T.)
Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office
Buncombe County Reentry Council
Buncombe County Treatment Courts
City of Asheville
Dogwood Health Trust Foundation
Eleanor Health Foundation
Eden of Abundance
Faces and Voices of Recovery
Buncombe County Family Justice Center
First Bank of Asheville
First at Blue Ridge Inc.
First Congregation United Church of Christ of Asheville
Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina
Haywood Street Congregation
Homeward Bound of Asheville
Julian F. Keith Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Center (JFK ADATC)
Buncombe County Justice Resource Center
Kairos West Community Center
Love & Respect for Recovery and Wellness
MANNA Food Bank
Mary Benson House
NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS)
North Carolina Problem Gambling
Promise Resource Network
PRISM (formerly People’s Opioid Summit)
Q&A Training and Consulting, Inc.
Shining Star Center
Umoja Health, Wellness, and Justice Collective
Vocational Rehabilitation Services of Buncombe County
Wilkes Recovery Revolution
Yoga-Light A Path