Peer Respite Essential Features Survey

View the 2016 PREF Report.

View the report from 2014

The 2016 Peer Respite Essential Features (PREF) survey was an attempt to document and understand important characteristics of peer respites in the United States. Researchers from Live & Learn, Inc. and the Human Services Research Institute (HSRI) created this survey to provide public information for planning, funding, and sustainability of current and future peer respites.

Thank you to the peer respites around the country who participated!


A team from Live & Learn, Inc. and Human Services Research Institute is conducting the 2015 Peer Respite Essential Features Survey. Peer respites in the United States are invited to participate. Your participation in the survey will allow us to understand important characteristics of peer respites. Your responses will contribute information for planning, funding, and sustainability of current and future peer respites.

The survey should be completed by the Manager or Director, or a designee who is equally knowledgeable about the organization. We would like to know your perspective. The survey was created by people with lived experience of mental health services. We also got input from other peer providers and advocates, including peer respite directors. Nothing about us without us!

The survey has 50 questions; it will take you about 20 minutes to complete it. The deadline for completed surveys is February 19, 2016.

Results will be widely disseminated. We intend to make your voice heard. When we report the results of this survey, we will not identify you or your program by name. Whenever possible, your responses will be combined with others’ from your state and nationally.

If you have questions, please contact Laysha at Laysha@LiveLearnInc.net or 617-999-4207