WHO WE ARE
ASCEND is a non-profit Peer run organization that offers free respite services and classes to individuals in Stark County, Ohio. As a consumer-operated service, it is operated by a 60% consumer-operated Board of Directors. ASCEND is operated by individuals with lived experience in either mental health or substance use disorders.
All the services offered at ASCEND are free of charge, and the structure is planned with physical and emotional safety in mind.
ASCEND educates, empowers, and motivates the Stark County Community with a staff of peer supporters that have been trained in the Ohio Peer Supporter Integrated Training Model.
Mission & Vision
Our Mission is to promote recovery through peer support, education, advocacy, and networking.
Agency Vision Statement
ASCENDS’ Vision and Goals are to empower peers through our groups and the peer-run adult respite program. Giving peers the tools they need to be empowered, advocate for themselves, and rejuvenate.