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Drop-In Community Center is the hub of Sunrise, and a "one-stop" location for resource connection, recovery groups peer support and more. Drop-in Monday thru Friday. No appointment or applications needed. #46 Westgate Shopping Center between Oriental Pavilion and Tuesday Morning.

Medication Assisted Treatment Program (MAT)  is an evidence-based treatment program that works with opioid dependent individuals detained in the Buncombe County Detention Center and for up to a year post release. 828-273-2570

Problem Gambling Initiative is the first of its kind in NC. This prevention and awareness program defines the hidden addiction of problem gambling while showing the correlation between problem gambling and mental health/substance use struggles. In partnership with NC Problem Gambling admin.

Peer University provides a gateway to employment as a Certified Peer Support Specialist.  Enroll in this FREE 9-week program that provides the additional 20 credit hours needed to become a Certified Peer Support Specialist or if you are a current Peer Support Specialist and you want to hone your skills.

Harm Reduction Program engages individuals in a dignified way to reduce the harmful effects of substance use along with education, community outreach and immunization events. In partnership with Buncombe County Health & Human Services. 828-747-9483

Training opportunities offer individuals the chance to improve their professional and interpersonal skills and are open to anyone.   These trainings are great for anyone  interested in recovery support, improving listening skills or creating a wellness plan.

Blair H. Clark Respite House is the first of its kind in NC and one of 17 in the U.S. As an alternative to non-emergency use of psychiatric hospitalization, individuals experiencing mental health stressors reside in a safe and supportive house up to seven nights under the care of Sunrise Peer Support Specialists. 828-279-2847

Peers on the Move is a mobile recovery unit connecting individuals living in rural areas with peer support, recovery assets, healthcare navigation, transportation services, healthy resources and more.  828-301-4989

The collaborative effort of the Foothills Recovery and Employment Ecosystem (FREE) initiative is to establish a comprehensive, community-driven recovery-to-work ecosystem. Efforts led by Sunrise aim to bridge the gap between recovery from Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and sustainable employment, providing individuals with the support, skills, and resources necessary for lasting success in the workforce. 828-333-8049



Sunrise staff are Certified Peer Support Specialists, meaning they have lived experience in, and recovery from, substance use and/or mental health challenges. Our peers "meet people where they are" and provide support, empowerment and resource connection for people on their pathway to wellness.


Sunrise programs and partnerships originate from our lived experience. We have an authentic perspective on addressing the unique needs of the community. Our peers inspire hope, build relationship and empower change.


Through our extensive resource pipeline and in building trusted relationships, Sunrise's staff of Certified Peer Support Specialists provide connections that improve access to basic needs while removing stigma and isolation.