The Mental Health Association of Nebraska (MHA-NE) operates two peer respites. MHA-NE is a consumer-run, voluntary not-for-profit statewide association with Chapters located in communities throughout Nebraska. MHA-NE brings together service recipients, families, professionals, advocates and concerned citizens to address all aspects of mental health and mental illness.

Keya House

Keya House is a peer-run respite program offering an alternative support system to psychiatric hospitalization. Keya House provides a comfortable, clean, furnished four-bedroom house in a quiet and safe neighborhood. Trained peer companions who are compassionate, understanding, and empowering offer self-help and proactive recovery tools to regain and maintain wellness. They understand the need for support in these difficult times, and offer strength, hope, and knowledge about recovery to those individuals who need a supportive and healing environment.

Honu Home

Honu Home is a peer-run respite program offering an alternative support system to adults transitioning from the state correction system who are living with mental and substance use issues. Honu Home provides a comfortable, clean, furnished five-bedroom house in a quiet and safe neighborhood. Trained peer companions who are compassionate, understanding, and empowering offer self-help and proactive recovery tools to regain and maintain wellness. In addition to living with behavioral health issues themselves, all Honu staff also have experience with the correctional system and they understand the unique challenges and the need for support in difficult times, and offer strength, hope, and knowledge about recovery to those individuals who need a supportive and healing environment.