Anne, Cynthia and Traci met through a mental health support group in Manassas, Virginia in 2006. They envisioned a place where people with mental health challenges could go to reduce feelings of isolation and work on their recovery with others who understood first hand.
In April 2007, the women heard about a funding opportunity available to mental health consumers. Their dream had the chance to become reality. Trillium Center opened its doors only five months later!
We’ve never slowed down. (Thanks to our major funder, Prince William County.)
Trillium Center has grown a lot. There is now more physical space, more members, and more ways the staff reaches out into the community.
Trillium Center participates in community partnerships to improve the mental health system. We work with law enforcement on task forces and collaborate with other providers to run Prince William County’s annual Mental Health Awareness Event.
There is still much more to do for people living with mental illness. Your purchases from Trillium’s Hope Store will help us expand our services.
Today, Trillium Center is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to provide a stress-free, stigma-free atmosphere for people 18 and over who are mental health consumers.
Our primary service is a peer-run center for adults that supports recovery from serious mental illness. Trillium Center offers this mental health support at no-cost, six days a week.
Members enjoy educational, recreational, and supportive activities in a stress-free, stigma-free atmosphere. Programming provides opportunities to encourage personal growth, including: mentoring and coaching, playing a game of cards, Scrabble, or pool, karaoke nights, recovery classes, support groups and more!
Peer-run recovery centers help to reduce the stigma of mental illness as well as reduce feelings of isolation and alienation. Trillium Center staff is trained to maintain an emotionally and physically safe environment by enforcing a set of conduct rules that focus on healthy behavior. We also model recovery values, including focusing on strengths and holding out hope that recovery is possible for everyone.
We promote recovery beyond our physical space and are a cutting edge, unique model for other organizations that give aid to those who suffer from serious mental illness.