Shining Light Peer Services

Shining Light Peer Services

3701-1 Crill Ave
Palatka, Florida 32177
386-530-2575, 24/7 access line 904-506-9682

Our Mission

Our mission is to empower adults and families affected by the negative consequences of substance use by providing non-clinical peer support services to promote personal recovery and wellness through socialization, education, self-advocacy, and outreach.

Our Vision

Shining Light envisions a community where recovery is understood, embraced, promoted, and enjoyed. We envision Putnam County to be a place where stigma and discrimination are no longer accepted, tolerated, or propagated, and where long term-term recovery is accurately supported, integrated, and nurtured.

Recovery Support Services/Care Navigation

Recovery Support Evaluation –Our staff evaluates and documents an individual’s recovery support service needs, develops a comprehensive individual recovery support plan and monitors progress on achievement of goals and objectives.

Care Coordination Services – Our staff assists participants with substance abuse struggles and with access to wrap around services to support sustained recovery. These services may include legal assistance, housing, employment, health and medical services and other services to eliminate barriers to successful recovery.

Recovery Coaching and Mentoring – Our staff coaches and mentors’ participants in assessing their current situation, defining their personal goals, and targeting areas for improvement. Participants are supported in creating an effective life-action plan and in understanding factors that may increase relapse risks and in overcoming barriers that may inhibit the recovery process. Participants are also being assisted in obtaining the necessary life-skills to become productive members of their communities.

Life Skills Support – Our staff provides one-on-one support to develop skills to equip participants with skills needed to succeed in day-to-day life using a peer based/participant centered model. It consists of non-clinical services that help develop skill in managing life circumstances such as health education, anger management, parenting, and child development.

Education Support Services – Our staff provides one-on-one instruction expanding participants knowledge base in substance abuse relapse prevention strategies, employment preparation, reading comprehension and writing, and other social skills to promote healthy living.

Education Support Services – Our staff provides group instruction focusing on participants knowledge base in specific topic areas such as life skills, relapse prevention, GED, employment preparation, money management, health, and family reunification. The end result is drug and substance free living during the recovery process.

Supported Employment – Research strongly supports the critical impact employment plays in promoting recovery. Consumers of behavioral health services want to work and can maintain employment if they are given proper support and guidance. Shining Light works to collaborate with local businesses and nonprofit organizations to hire consumers of behavioral health services and provides ongoing support.

Supported Housing – Decent, safe, and affordable housing contributes to mental well-being. Shining Light works to find housing for every participant. Our goal is to support the highest functional living arrangement and independence appropriate to the consumer.