Recovery Institute of Southwest Michigan, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that was founded in 2006. We serve Kalamazoo County by offering peer support to people who have mental health and/or substance use concerns. We provide this service in the form of groups, classes, one-on-ones and social outings. The recovery process is often strengthened when a peer is involved. Within the recovery community, peers are individuals who have navigated their own mental health and/or substance use issues. Recovery Institute is unique among the range of service providers because we are peer-run and peer-delivered. Our members are an integral part of our mission. The Recovery Institute Board of Directors is formed entirely of individuals who use our services and who self-identify as being in recovery. Every member of our organization began as a peer who was looking for more.