There are many peer-run and peer-operated alternatives to psychiatric hospitalization. This session will provide an overview of these peer approaches, including peer-run respite, warm lines, and wellness centers. Presentations will include outcomes and lessons learned at Afiya House, a peer-run respite program in Massachusetts that provides balance and support to turn what is often referred to as a “crisis” into an opportunity for learning and growth. A special focus is how recovery and resilience principles are incorporated into these models. Presenters will discuss financing strategies, options for peer training, and the role of peer approaches in a comprehensive crisis service system.