Veteran Support Groups

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    Mutual support groups whose members were previously affiliated with one of the branches of the armed forces, their families and friends. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; may focus on former prisoners of war, veterans of specific wars, e.g., the Gulf War, women who are veterans or other specific veteran populations; and allow participants to share their experience, strengths and hopes and put their lives back together if they have been troubled by homelessness, disability, substance abuse, depression or other issues related to their service to the country.

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    Erie County Veterans Affairs Medical Center - Women Veterans Health ProgramPromotes health, welfare, and dignity of women Veterans and their families by ensuring access to timely, sensitive, quality health care. The Women Veterans Health Program connects women Veterans to health care specifically designed around women's unique needs. The Women Veteran Program Manager is available as an advocate, adviser and navigator to connect women Veterans with the right services - including primary care, urgent care, gender specific care, and mental/behavioral health care.ErieErie County Veterans Affairs Medical CenterErie Veterans Affairs Medical Center
    Lehigh Valley Health Network - Support Groups/ClassesInformation on support groups, classes, events and resources for specific conditions. LehighLehigh Valley Health NetworkLehigh Valley Health Network
    LifePath Christian Ministries (LPCM), Veteran's Support ServicesRepresentatives from CareerLink and the Veteran's Administration are on hand to help Veteran's receive help with housing, employment and Veteran's Benefits. A great team is here to serve you. •EMPLOYMENT: Bill Fallon at phone: 717-767-7600 ext: 232 •HOUSING: Jody Wilson at and Bill Reed at •VETERANS SERVICES: Kaamilah Williams at, Mobile Phone: 717-673-5499 •VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA: Laura Gleason at This team is available to help offer guidance on accessing services and provide a support network. • VISION: Transforming lives, transforming community. • YorkLifePath Christian MinistriesLifePath Christian Ministries
    McKeesport Vets CenterIndividual, group, family, marriage, and military readjustment counseling; vocational and employment counseling; drug and alcohol assessment and referral.AlleghenyMcKeesport Vets CenterMcKeesport Vets Center
    Mental Health Association of NWPA - Erie Main Facility - Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)/Anxiety Support GroupPeer support to anyone diagnosed with PTSD and people suffering from significant symptoms of anxiety.ErieMental Health Association of NWPA - Erie Main FacilityMental Health Association of NWPA
    Point Man International MinistriesPoint Man International Ministries helps those who have served in the military with recovering from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). A system of small groups, known as Outposts, are run across the USA for the purpose of mutual support and fellowship. They also offer Home Front support groups lead by Christian mothers, wives and friends of both active duty military and veterans. They have experienced the stress of dealing with deployments and the effects of a loved one returning home from war. PMIM is a service organization with an evangelical purpose. Keeping Jesus Christ the focal point PMIM acts as a referral service to connect hurting veterans and their families to our Outpost and Home Front system for continued support and fellowship.Point Man International MinistriesPoint Man International Ministries
    United States Department of the Navy, Disabled Veterans Assistance LineThe Department of Navy as a lead agency in hiring veterans created the helpline. Staff will provide: Employment advice and referrals to returning disabled service members, recently medically retired service members, and their spouses. Support for disabled veterans of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, and all disabled veterans of other conflicts, campaigns and wars. Assistance with employment opportunities at the Dept. of Navy as well as other Federal and State agencies. Human Resource Specialists will provide I&R and if unable to respond immediately will reply in one business day.United States Department of Defense, United States Department of the NavyUnited States Department of Defense
    Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - Local Recovery Coordinator/Peer Support ProgramVA 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. AlleghenyVA Pittsburgh Healthcare SystemUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs - Veterans Health Administration
    Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - University Drive Campus: Center for Treatment of Addictive Disorders (CTAD)The VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System University Drive Campus’ Center for Treatment of Addictive Disorders (CTAD) offers several programs that help veterans overcome addiction. Motivational, behavioral and educational methods are used. These methods stress harm reduction, recovery skills, relapse prevention and follow a sound recovery plan. Treatment also addresses issues such as multiple diagnosis and chronic pain. Programs and clinics include:
    • CORE Program The CTAD Outpatient Rehabilitation and Education Program is a 14 to 21-day intensive intervention that is held in both residential and non-residential settings. Patients work on learning skills needed to fight their addiction. A case manager will help each veteran work on their treatment plan goals. Call 412-360-6611 to schedule an interview.
    • Outpatient Clinics The Specialized Outpatient Aftercare and Recovery Clinics include personalized assessment and treatment planning. This is followed by outpatient individual and group therapy. After completing the CORE Program, many veterans continue with aftercare and work on their recovery plan. Call 412-360-6092 for Outpatient scheduling.
    • OSTC The Opiod Substitution Therapy Clinic provides methadone maintenance therapy to assist those with opiate addiction that have been unresponsive to other therapies. Call 412-360-6092 for OSTC scheduling.
    • Other services Outpatient evaluation of alcohol withdrawal risk and detoxification planning. On-site Gamblers Anonymous meetings. Specialty groups for women and African American veterans in recovery. Telephone screening for incarcerated veterans – 412-360-6611. Annual “Recovery Day” celebration in September. Suboxone-assisted opiate detoxification. Contingency Management program for veterans struggling with cocaine addiction.
    AlleghenyVA Pittsburgh Healthcare SystemUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs - Veterans Health Administration
    Veterans' Recovery GroupLuzerneVeterans' Recovery GroupVeterans Affairs - Wilkes-Barre

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