|ACRP Certified Peer Specialist Peer Counseling||Peer counseling.||Cambria||Alternative Community Resource Program Certified Peer Specialist||Alternative Community Resource Program, Inc.|
|Beacon Light - Forest/Warren County Outpatient Services - Peer Support Services||The program is an individualized, recovery-focused service that allows individuals the opportunity to learn to manage their own recovery and advocacy process from others living with mental illness who demonstrate ongoing success in their recovery.||Warren||Beacon Light - Forest/Warren County Outpatient Services||Beacon Light|
|Boro Women & Family Services - Counseling Services||Consultations
Professional Counseling Referrals
Non Judgmental Care
||Erie||Boro Women & Family Services||Boro Women & Family Services|
|Bright Alternatives, Inc. ||Offers Parenting Program, confirmation of pregnancy tests, option counseling, post-abortive counseling, peer counseling, abstinence education, and budgeting classes.||McKean||Bright Alternatives, Inc. ||Bright Alternatives, Inc.|
|Center for Independent Living of South Central PA - Peer Counseling||Peer counseling.||Blair||Center for Independent Living of South Central PA Altoona Office||Center for Independent Living of South Central Pennsylvania|
|Certified Peer Specialist||We offer one-to-one support for recovery from mental illness through Certified Peer Specialists—people who are successfully progressing in their own recovery and have received intensive training in peer support. Certified Peer Specialists can help you further your recovery at your own pace, and in the areas you choose. We’ll share your journey of recovery, offering hope and resources gained through personal experience and professional training.
Your Peer Specialist can help you broaden connections, explore options, and meet your goals. If you are a resident of Franklin or Fulton Counties and want to progress in your recovery from mental illness, you may qualify if your services are provided through Franklin/Fulton MH/ID/EI or Medical Assistance.||Franklin||Mental Health Association of Franklin and Fulton Counties||Mental Health Association of Franklin and Fulton Counties|
|CMU - Mental Health Services||Administrative Case Management and Blended Case Management and Peer Support Specialists for mental health supports and services in Dauphin County.||Dauphin||CMU - Dauphin||CMU|
|Crosskeys Human Services Social Rehabilitation Support Group||Provides ongoing support group designed to assist Mental Health clients in attaining the optimum level of self sufficiency by providing them with the opportunity to obtain interpersonal communication skills, independent living skills, pre-vocational training, basic adult education skills, community utilization skills, time structuring skills, and increase self-esteem and insight.||Fayette||Social Rehabilitation Support Group||Crosskeys Human Services|
|Dickinson Center - Peer Support Services||Peer Specialist services are specialized therapeutic interactions conducted by self-identified current or former consumers of mental health services. The peer specialist is trained and certified to offer support and assistance in helping others in their recovery and community-integration process.
Services can include but are not limited to Goal planning and assistance, Peer to peer counseling, Wellness groups, Personal Wellness Recovery Plan (WRAP), Psychiatric Advanced Directive, Advocacy, Community awareness and integration awareness, Self determination and self discovery.||Elk||Dickinson Center - Ridgway Facility||Dickinson Center|
|Family Services of Western PA Certified Peer Specialist||Certified Peer Specialists provide support and assistance with coordination of care, advocacy and community resources, while providing the empathy, understanding and support from someone with a lived experience who is in recovery themselves. The goal is to provide additional encouragement by assisting those receiving this service to live as independently as possible within their natural community setting, while delivering a non-traditional form of care through recovery orientation from a lived experience and perspective.
||Allegheny||Behavioral Health Services||Wesley Family Services|
|Goodwill of the Southern Alleghenies Peer Counseling||Peer counseling.||Cambria||Goodwill of the Southern Alleghenies Peer Support||Goodwill of the Southern Alleghenies|
|Grapevine Center - Certified Peer Specialist||Consumers of behavioral health services, trained and certified to offer support and assistance to others in recovery. Services are designed around personal choice, and active involvement in recovery process. Forensic Peer Services are also provided to those individuals currently incarcerated.||Butler||Peer to Peer||Grapevine Center Inc.|
|National Amputation Foundation||The National Amputation Foundation (NAF) has for over 80 years been offering valuable assistance to veterans of World War I, II, Korea, the Vietnam Conflict, Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom. Since then, the Foundation has expanded its facilities to include civilian amputees as well.
The National Amputation Foundation has programs and services geared to help the amputee and other disabled people.
AMP to AMP Program
A home, hospital or nursing home visit is available for peer counseling and support to any person who has had or will be having a major limb amputation. If the person does not live within a drivable distance, we will call them to offer the same support.
Medical Equipment Give-A-Way Program:
Our donated medical equipment program is available to any person in need. This includes wheelchairs, walkers, commodes, canes and crutches. While this program is open to anyone in need, the item(s) need to be picked up at our office.
Other services include:|
- Information on recreational activities for amputees.
- Booklets and pamphlets that provide information, specific to the needs of above-the-knee, below-the-knee, and arm amputees.
- Providing hospital visits and running bingo games.
- Contact information for Veterans Benefits.
- Referral service to other amputee organizations.
|National Amputation Foundation||National Amputation Foundation|
|National Depression/Suicide Hotlines||Depression/Crisis intervention hotline, Veteran peer support line, Spanish speaking suicide hotline, Teen peer support line, Grad student hotline and Post partum depression hotline.||1250 24th Street NW, Suite 300, Washington DC (National Depression/Suicide Hotlines)||Kristin Brooks Hope Center - National Hopeline Network|
|National Multiple Sclerosis Society||The Society helps people affected by MS by funding cutting-edge research, driving change through advocacy, facilitating professional education, and providing programs and services that help people with MS and their families move their lives forward.||National Multiple Sclerosis Society||National Multiple Sclerosis Society|
|National Multiple Sclerosis Society - Pennsylvania Keystone Chapter||The National MS Society helps each person affected by MS in our area address the challenges of living with MS. We help by raising funds for cutting-edge research, driving change through advocacy, facilitating professional education and providing programs and services that empower people with MS and their families to move their lives forward.
Programs of this chapter include professional counseling and peer facilitated support groups, educational programs and seminars, referrals to neurologists and healthcare professionals, national teleconferences and internet programs, services for the homebound, and social and recreational programs to assist people with MS and their families in leading productive and fulfilling lives.
||Allegheny||National Multiple Sclerosis Society - Pennsylvania Keystone Chapter||National Multiple Sclerosis Society|
|National Multiple Sclerosis Society - Veterans with Multiple Sclerosis||If you are a veteran diagnosed with MS within seven years of your separation from the military, the Veterans Health Administration could classify your illness as related to your military service and award you a “service-connected” disability.
You may still be eligible if you separated from the military more than seven years ago. You must have a diagnosis by a healthcare provider, preferably a neurologist, who directly links the symptoms you had during those seven years to your current diagnosis. Some Veterans have had success by using a Nexus letter.
To find out if you are eligible, call the VA benefits line at 800-827-1000.||National Multiple Sclerosis Society||National Multiple Sclerosis Society|
|Pittsburgh Mercy Health System - Operation Safety Net - Wellspring Drop-in Center||Drop-in center which provides lunch, resource coordination, peer support, and advocacy for mental health consumers. Offers health clinic through Operation Safety Net Thursday 1- 3pm .||Allegheny||Pittsburgh Mercy Health System, Mercy Community Health, Operation Safety Net||Pittsburgh Mercy Health System|
|Pittsburgh Mercy - Rally Point||The Rally Point program provides an opportunity for those who have served in the military to meet in a supportive and structured group environment where they can discuss the common challenges that they experience as they make the adjustment from military to civilian life.||Allegheny||Pittsburgh Mercy Health System, Mercy Community Health, Operation Safety Net||Pittsburgh Mercy Health System|
|Roads to Freedom - Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services||The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services of Roads to Freedom Center for Independent Living of North Central PA, offers:|
A New Start program through Roads to Freedom, an Assistive Technology reuse/recycle program, may be able to provide donated equipment.
- Resources/training related to language translation, housing, income benefits, mobility/transportation, education, communication, assistive technology, advocacy, budgeting, household management, mentoring, and socialization/recreation geared toward persons who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
- Sign Language Instruction
- Assistance with obtaining an Interpreter/Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART)
- Instruction of the Pennsylvania Driver’s Manual
- Public awareness/sensitivity training regarding persons who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
- Information about Videophones/Video Relay Interpreting Services and resources on how to go about getting a videophone
- Assistance with getting equipment via the TDDP such as a TTY, CapTel, amplified telephone, etc.
|Lycoming||Roads to Freedom - Independent Living Program||Roads to Freedom Center for Independent Living of North Central PA|
|SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions)||SADD has four goals:
1) To help eliminate underage drinking, impaired driving, and drug abuse
2) To alert high school students to the dangers of underage drinking, drugs, and the ultimate consequences of destructive decisions
3) To conduct community alcohol awareness programs
4) To organize student peer counseling programs
Also issues contract information to parents who want to have a pact with their child regarding alcohol and drugs.
Provides resource materials for school campaigns.
||Dauphin||SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions)||SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions)|
|Safe Harbor Behavioral Health of UPMC Hamot - Warm Line||Available to anyone who just needs to talk about any non-crisis issue and is staffed by a Peer Support Specialist.||Erie||Safe Harbor Behavioral Health of UPMC Hamot - Crisis Center||Safe Harbor Behavioral Health of UPMC Hamot|
|Service Access and Management - Clarion County - Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities||Provides case management services for people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. These services are provided both in the home and the community. People may reside in a residential (group home) setting, in their own home or family member’s home, a state center or a nursing home.||Clarion||Service Access and Management - Clarion County||Service Access and Management - Headquarters|
|Service Access and Management Inc. - York County||SAM is an organization working with the community to provide case management services for consumers and individuals enrolled in early interventions, intellectual disability and mental health.
||York||Service Access and Management Inc, York County||Service Access and Management - Headquarters|
|Stairways Behavioral Health - Main Administrative Office - Certified Peer Specialist||A Certified Peer Specialist is a person who self-identifies and uses or has used mental health and/or co-occurring services, and is passionate about helping peers on the journey to recovery. Certified Peer Specialists provide services in the community, where clients live, work and volunteer, working one-on-one or in groups with their peers to ensure that each client’s individual recovery goals are developed and pursued. They assist the client to envision an increasingly meaningful life; make informed, independent choices; set goals; and facilitate community integration.||Erie||Stairways Behavioral Health - Main Administrative Office||Stairways Behavioral Health|
|Substance Abuse Alternatives Program||Aldersgate's unique Substance Abuse Alternatives Program, SAA, offers teens cited for underage drinking an opportunity to discuss and evaluate the impact of personal choices on their lives. This is a 6 hour psychoeducational class program that is accepted by most area District Justices, School Districts and Youth Aid Panels as part of an alternative sentencing diversion program. In a peer supported environment teens learn about the physical and legal risks of underage drinking and drug use as well as other at risk behaviors.The group program is designed to encourage youth to explore such topics as decision-making, values, responsibility and trust. The SAA format incorporates interactive group exercises, lecture and discussion. This program has over a 20 year history of success. District justices, police officers,youth aid panel case workers, parents and school officials all refer to this program.||Aldersgate - Montgomery; Willow Grove||Aldersgate|
|Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - HJ Heinz Campus: Monthly Discussion Group for OEF/OIF/OND Veterans||VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System HJ Heinz Campus' Monthly Discussion Group for OEF/OIF/OND Veterans offers veterans an opportunity to discuss, in a group setting, their service, their return home and their way forward.||Allegheny||Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System||United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration|
|Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - Local Recovery Coordinator/Peer Support Program||VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System's Local Recovery Coordinator (LRC) develops and provides consultation and oversight of new and existing recovery-based programs.
The LRC also offers trainings and in-service for VA staff to enhance their understanding of mental health recovery and healing. The LRC chairs the Recovery Action Committee, a group dedicated to promoting recovery initiatives throughout the facility, highlighted during Mental Health Month (May) and during Mental Illness Awareness Week (October). The LRC also serves as the peer support program coordinator and is responsible for the screening and training of peers.
The Peer Support Program is a newer initiative in psychiatric rehabilitation. This program recruits and trains veterans who have a diagnosis of mental illness and empowers them in their recovery to serve as volunteer peer support to their fellow veterans. The trained peers work in both group and individual settings. This initiative exemplifies recovery through partnership with one another.
||Allegheny||Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System||United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration|