Peer Support

The peer recovery specialists at Tuerk House are people who have successfully navigated the recovery process and have dedicated their lives to helping others do the same. They work with all our patients—at all stages of care—to help them stay engaged in the recovery process and reduce the likelihood of relapse. In fact, peer support often continues long after clinical treatment ends.


Tuerk House Main Campus
730 Ashburton Street
Baltimore, MD 21216

Highland House
12752 Scaggsville Road, Highland, MD 20777

Howard House
9876 Clarksville Pike Avenue
Ellicott City, MD 21044

Nilsson House
5665 Purdue Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21239

Sister Augusta Reilly, R.S.N. Home for Women in Recovery
5212 Gwynn Oak Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21207

Weisman – Kaplan House
2523 Maryland Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21218


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What Our Peer Recovery Specialists Do

  • Lead individual and group support sessions, recreational activities, social events and more
  • Provide patients with a safe space to share stories, problem-solve and socialize with others who are in recovery
  • Mentor our patients and help them set goals
  • Share knowledge, resources and skills to help our patients grow and achieve self-sufficiency
  • Help patients build relationships and a sense of community as they withdraw from previous relationships that were based on drinking or drugs
  • Advocate for our patients to their treatment teams, social workers and family members
  • Provide a constant, stable “safety net” of support as patients move through the continuum of care and the different stages of recovery