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    Programs that offer individual therapeutic sessions which are facilitated or guided by an individual who is the same age as the client (an age-peer) or who has experienced and resolved the same type of problem as the client.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    ACRP Certified Peer Specialist Peer CounselingPeer counseling.CambriaAlternative Community Resource Program Certified Peer SpecialistAlternative Community Resource Program, Inc.
    Aldie Counseling Center - Peer SupportProvides facilitating inspiration, support and guidance from peers.BucksAldie Counseling Center - Bucks; DoylestownAldie Counseling Center
    Aldie Counseling Center - Peer Support - LanghorneProvides facilitating inspiration, support and guidance from peers/peer to peer services.BucksLanghorne Site (Aldie Counseling Center)Aldie Counseling Center
    Beacon Light - Forest/Warren County Outpatient Services - Peer Support ServicesThe 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.WarrenBeacon Light - Forest/Warren County Outpatient ServicesBeacon Light
    Beaver County Rehabilitation Center (BCRC) - Peer SupportClients focus on recovery and rehabilitation aided individually by Certified Peer Support Specialists. Peer support is mobile by nature and primarily provided in the ratio of one staff to one client. Clients are supported in choosing and working towards personal goals that are important to them in living, learning, working and socializing environments.BeaverMental Health SupportBeaver County Rehabilitation Center (BCRC)
    Boro Women & Family Services - Counseling ServicesConsultations Professional Counseling Referrals Lay Counsel Peer Counsel Relationships Decision Making Positive Reinforcement Supportive Care Non Judgmental CareErieBoro Women & Family ServicesBoro 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.McKeanBright Alternatives, Inc. Bright Alternatives, Inc.
    Bucks County Center for Independent Living - Independent Living SkillsProvides core independent living services, including information and referral, peer support counseling, individual and systemic advocacy and independent living skills training. Services provided by people with disabilities, who share their knowledge and experience with others taking the step toward self-actualization.BucksBucks County Center for Independent Living - Independent Living SkillsBucks County Center for Independent Living
    CenClear Certified Peer Specialist and YAYA - Community HabilitationA supportive advocate that assists you in keeping on your path to mental health recovery. They are people like you who are living their own mental health recovery journey and are willing to openly share their experience, strength and hope.ClearfieldCenClear Certified Peer SpecialistCenClear
    CenClear Certified Peer Specialist - MentoringA supportive advocate that assists you in keeping on your path to mental health recovery. They are people like you who are living their own mental health recovery journey and are willing to openly share their experience, strength and hope.ClearfieldCenClear Certified Peer SpecialistCenClear
    Center for Independent Living of South Central PA - Peer CounselingPeer counseling.BlairCenter for Independent Living of South Central PA Altoona OfficeCenter for Independent Living of South Central Pennsylvania
    Certified Peer SpecialistWe 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.FranklinMental Health Association of Franklin and Fulton CountiesMental Health Association of Franklin and Fulton Counties
    CMU - Mental Health ServicesAdministrative Case Management and Blended Case Management for mental health supports and services in Dauphin County.DauphinCMU - DauphinCMU
    Community Services Group - Peer Support - WilliamsportAssists individuals with mental health issues in developing their path to recovery. Individuals work with peer specialists who are or have been the recipients of mental health services. Peer specialists assist individuals in basic living skills, support and advocacy, development of social networks, and with linking individuals to other services.LycomingCommunity Services Group - Lycoming/ClintonCommunity Services Group
    Dickinson Center - Peer Support ServicesPeer 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.ElkDickinson Center - Ridgway FacilityDickinson Center
    Freedom Valley Disability Center - Disabled Persons Peer CounselingA departure from traditional counseling, this service offers a person with a disability the opportunity to discuss personal problems with someone who has shared similar experiences. This "counselor" can help recommend credible solutions. Is offered in both individual and group settingsDelawareFreedom Valley Disability CenterFreedom Valley Disability Enablement
    Goodwill of the Southern Alleghenies Peer CounselingPeer counseling.CambriaGoodwill of the Southern Alleghenies Peer SupportGoodwill of the Southern Alleghenies
    Grapevine Center - Certified Peer SpecialistConsumers 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.ButlerPeer to PeerGrapevine Center Inc.
    Hedwig House - HOPE AcademyParticipants choose a specific goal in one of the life domains (living, learning, working, social), this goal then becomes the cornerstone of his or her recovery-focused service. Participants take part in classes, individual practitioner meetings, and community exploration related to his/her recovery goal (a commitment of 5 hours per week). Class sizes are limited to allow for focused work among participants.MontgomeryHedwig House - ColmarHedwig House
    Hedwig House - Psychiatric Rehabilitation Education ProgramParticipants choose goals in their living, learning, working, and social environments. The focus is on individual functional skill development, enhancement, retention, and transference to real life tasks and settings. Services are provided on an individual and group basis.MontgomeryHedwig House - Montgomery; LansdaleHedwig House
    Hedwig House - Psychiatric Rehabilitation Education Program - AbingtonParticipants choose goals in their living, learning, working, and social environments. The focus is on individual functional skill development, enhancement, retention, and transference to real life tasks and settings. Services are provided on an individual and group basis.MontgomeryHedwig House - AbingtonHedwig House
    Highmark Caring Place – A Center for Grieving Children, Adolescents, and Their FamiliesA peer support group for grieving children, adolescents and their families. Also provide consultation, information, and referral services and education to community groups.AlleghenyHighmark Caring Place - Allegheny CountyHighmark Caring Place
    Horizon House - Peer Support Center - CounselingThe Community Crossroads Peer Recovery Center in West Chester is a mental health service operated by people in recovery that embodies the principles of self-help and empowerment. The Center provides a safe and comfortable environment where people with psychiatric disabilities can learn independence through involvement in peer-run social, recreational, educational and advocacy activities. Community Crossroads is committed to reducing the negative attitudes towards people with mental illnesses, and increase community respect for and understanding of persons with mental illness. For more information call 610-429-1702.ChesterCommunity Crossroads Peer Support CenterHorizon House
    National Alliance on Mental Illness - Peer-to-Peer ProgramNAMI Bucks, PA offers Peer-to-Peer. Peer-to-Peer is a unique, 8- week experiential learning program for people with any serious mental illness who are interested in establishing and maintaining their wellness and recovery: - The course was written by Kathryn Cohan McNulty, a person with a psychiatric disability who is also a former provider and manager in the mental health field and a longtime mutual support group member and facilitator. - An advisory board comprised of NAMI consumer members, in consultation with Joyce Burland, Ph.D., author of the successful NAMI Family-to-Family Education program, helped guide the curriculum’s development. - Since 2005, NAMI’s Peer-to-Peer Recovery Program has been supported by AstraZeneca. - Peer-to-Peer consists of ten two-hour units and is taught by a team of two trained "Mentors" and a volunteer support person who are personally experienced at living well with mental illness. - Mentors are trained in an intensive three day training session and are supplied with teaching manuals. - Participants come away from the course with a binder of hand-out materials, as well as many other tangible resources: an advance directive; a "relapse prevention plan" to help identify tell-tale feelings, thoughts, behavior, or events that may warn of impending relapse and to organize for intervention; mindfulness exercises to help focus and calm thinking; and survival skills for working with providers and the general public.BucksNational Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Bucks County - Bucks; WarringtonNational Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Bucks County
    National Amputation FoundationThe 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 FoundationNational Amputation Foundation
    National Depression/Suicide HotlinesDepression/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 - Group and DiscussionsOffers groups and discussions. Self-help groups bring people together who share common life experiences for support, education and mutual aid. Benefits of participating in a self-help group include: - Learning new information and strategies for confronting problems - Finding support from others - The opportunity to help others - Feeling empowered and more self-confident in coping with challenges National Multiple Sclerosis SocietyNational Multiple Sclerosis Society
    National Multiple Sclerosis Society - Pennsylvania Keystone ChapterHelps each person affected by MS in their area address the challenges of living with MS. Helps 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. Their staff and volunteers are dedicated to achieving a world free of MS. Through their chapter’s support services and educational programs for people living with MS and their families and friends, they help connect people in their local communities who want to do something about MS now. Offers many programs — including 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. Their community support helps to fund their local programs and accelerate worldwide research projects to ensure no opportunity is wasted.AlleghenyNational Multiple Sclerosis Society - Pennsylvania Keystone ChapterNational Multiple Sclerosis Society
    Peerstar, LLC - IndianaProvides mental health recovery, certified peer support services and forensic peer support services in Pennsylvania. Also provides complete peer support program management solutions.IndianaPeerstar, LLCPeerstar, LLC
    Peerstar, LLC - JohnstownProvides mental health recovery, certified peer support services and forensic peer support services in Pennsylvania. Also provides complete peer support program management solutions.CambriaPeerstar, LLCPeerstar, LLC
    Peerstar, LLC - KittanningProvides mental health recovery, certified peer support services and forensic peer support services in Pennsylvania. Also provides complete peer support program management solutions.ArmstrongPeerstar, LLCPeerstar, LLC
    Peer Support - ACILAn ARCIL peer helper is a person with a disability who is living independently and is able to share their experiences and offer their support to others. They work one on one with individuals, helping them make adjustments to live with their disability, learn problem solving skills, explore options and use community services more effectively.LuzerneAnthracite Region Center for Independent LivingAnthracite Region Center for Independent Living
    Peer Support ProgramOur Peer Support Program is designed to help individuals living with or experiencing a mental illness through the recovery process and increase quality of life. The program utilizes trained Certified Peer Specialists who have lived experience and are succeeding in their own recovery from mental illness. The program allows for a comfortable and open relationship based on the idea that both individuals have lived experience and utilizes recovery oriented and strength based approaches to help individuals achieve their goals and maintain wellness.FultonTrueNorth Wellness Services, McConnellsburg OfficeTrueNorth Wellness Services
    Peer Support Services - Northeast Counseling Services HazletonCertified Peer Specialists serve adults 18 years and older who have a serious mental illness and have a moderate to serve functional impairment that interferes with or limits performance in at least one of the following areas: educational, social, vocational or self-maintenance. Services are provided by individuals who have experienced mental illness first-hand. A Certified Peer Specialist is someone who is grounded in their recovery and has gone through specialized training and testing to earn their certification.They are especially qualified to inspire hope and provide unique support to individuals receiving mental health services because of their life experience with mental illness and mental health services.LuzerneNortheast Counseling HazletonNortheast Counseling Services
    Peer Support Services - Northeast Counseling Services NanticokeCertified Peer Specialists serve adults 18 years and older who have a serious mental illness and have a moderate to serve functional impairment that interferes with or limits performance in at least one of the following areas: educational, social, vocational or self-maintenance. Services are provided by individuals who have experienced mental illness first-hand. A Certified Peer Specialist is someone who is grounded in their recovery and has gone through specialized training and testing to earn their certification. They are especially qualified to inspire hope and provide unique support to individuals receiving mental health services because of their life experience with mental illness and mental health services.LuzerneNortheast Counseling NanticokeNortheast Counseling Services
    Pittsburgh Mercy Health System - Operation Safety Net - Wellspring Drop-in CenterDrop-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 .AlleghenyOperation Safety NetPittsburgh Mercy Health System
    Pittsburgh Mercy - Rally PointThe 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.AlleghenyOperation Safety NetPittsburgh Mercy Health System
    RASE Project Buprenorphine Coordinator ProgramAssists persons receiving buprenorphine to access recovery through a multi-faceted approach, including referrals to appropriate outpatient treatment providers and other essential services. Coordinates services for individuals by: - referral and access to appropriate counseling. - assessment to determine emergent and ancillary needs. - development of Recovery Plans that address areas of need - such as: housing, employment, health care, etc. - providing on going monitoring of individuals' successes and/or challenges while enrolled in the Program. - developing specific peer support groups for those individuals receiving buprenorphine treatment - educating physicians and psychiatrists on buprenorphine and the need for this pathway to recovery and the importance of recovery as a lifelong process - increasing the number of outpatient providers willing to treat individuals who have been prescribed buprenorphine.DauphinRASE Project - HarrisburgThe Rase Project
    RASE Project - YorkProvides Recovery Support Services, Recovery Coaching and Buprenorphine Care Coordination. To assist all those individuals affected by substance use issues, problems and concerns by fostering progress, enriching lives, and ultimately enhancing the recovery process.YorkThe RASE Project - YorkThe Rase Project
    Reading Counseling Services, LLCCounseling practice consisting of well-diverse, master's level clinicians specializing in a variety of areas to assist the people of the community. Provide culturally-sensitive care and welcome people of all ages, ethnicities, gender identities, and sexual orientations. Counseling sessions are available at their office , at individuals home, in the community, on the phone, or through videoconferencing.BerksReading Counseling ServicesReading Counseling Services, LLC
    Roads to Freedom - Deaf and Hard of Hearing ServicesThe Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services of Roads to Freedom Center for Independent Living of North Central PA, offers:
    • 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.
    A New Start program through Roads to Freedom, an Assistive Technology reuse/recycle program, may be able to provide donated equipment.
    LycomingRoads to Freedom - Independent Living ProgramRoads 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. DauphinSADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions)SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions)
    Safe Harbor Behavioral Health of UPMC Hamot - Warm LineAvailable to anyone who just needs to talk about any non-crisis issue and is staffed by a Peer Support Specialist.ErieSafe Harbor Behavioral Health of UPMC Hamot - Crisis CenterSafe Harbor Behavioral Health of UPMC Hamot
    Senior Peer Counseling Program - CCS WBOne on one supportive counseling program for senior citizens who are confined to their homes or who don't feel comfortable in a traditional mental health setting.LuzerneCommunity Counseling Services (CCS)Commonwealth Health
    Service Access and Management - Clarion County - Intellectual and Developmental DisabilitiesProvides 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.ClarionService Access and Management - Clarion CountyService Access and Management - Headquarters
    Service Access and Management Inc. - York CountySAM 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. YorkService Access and Management Inc, York CountyService Access and Management - Headquarters
    SpiriTrust Lutheran® Stephen Ministry - Adams County OfficeStephen Ministry are trained lay people who provide ongoing Christian care to people experiencing a wide range of life transitions or loss including hospitalization, terminal illness or disability; loneliness or grief, job loss or divorce. Stephen Ministers complete 50 hours of training based solidly on Biblical testimony and the best tools of the health and psychological sciences.AdamsSpiriTrust Lutheran® Stephen MinistrySpiriTrust Lutheran
    SpiriTrust Lutheran® Stephen Ministry - Franklin and Fulton Counties OfficeStephen Ministry are trained lay people who provide ongoing Christian care to people experiencing a wide range of life transitions or loss including hospitalization, terminal illness or disability; loneliness or grief, job loss or divorce. Stephen Ministers complete 50 hours of training based solidly on Biblical testimony and the best tools of the health and psychological sciences.FranklinSpiriTrust Lutheran® Stephen MinistrySpiriTrust Lutheran
    SpiriTrust Lutheran® Stephen Ministry - York County OfficeStephen Ministers are trained lay people who provide ongoing Christian care to people experiencing a wide range of life transitions or loss including hospitalization, terminal illness or disability; loneliness or grief, job loss or divorce. Stephen Ministers complete 50 hours of training based solidly on Biblical testimony and the best tools of the health and psychological sciencesYorkSpiriTrust Lutheran® Stephen MinistrySpiriTrust Lutheran
    Stairways Behavioral Health - 2919 State Street Office - Certified Recovery Specialist Services - Drug & AlcoholA Certified Recovery Specialist (CRS) is an individual who is living in recovery who can help and support someone struggling with drug or alcohol addiction. Certified Recovery Specialists meet with individuals in the community to support their recovery process and can offer peer-to-peer coaching and help to build essential recovery skills.ErieStairways Behavioral Health - 2919 State Street OfficeStairways Behavioral Health
    Substance Abuse Alternatives ProgramAldersgate'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 GroveAldersgate
    True North Wellness Services, Peer Support ProgramOur Peer Support Program is designed to help individuals living with or experiencing a mental illness through the recovery process and increase quality of life. The program utilizes trained Certified Peer Specialists who have lived experience and are succeeding in their own recovery from mental illness. The program allows for a comfortable and open relationship based on the idea that both individuals have lived experience and utilizes recovery oriented and strength based approaches to help individuals achieve their goals and maintain wellness.FranklinTrueNorth Wellness Services, Chambersburg OfficeTrueNorth Wellness Services
    True North Wellness Services, Peer Support ProgramOur Peer Support Program is designed to help individuals living with or experiencing a mental illness through the recovery process and increase quality of life. The program utilizes trained Certified Peer Specialists who have lived experience and are succeeding in their own recovery from mental illness. The program allows for a comfortable and open relationship based on the idea that both individuals have lived experience and utilizes recovery oriented and strength based approaches to help individuals achieve their goals and maintain wellness.YorkTrueNorth Wellness Services, Hanover Office- Frederick StreetTrueNorth Wellness Services
    Valley Youth House - Prevention and InterventionProvides prevention and intervention services. Includes: -Public Information Center on Drug Prevention: State-of-the-art information and resources on alcohol/tobacco and other drugs, DVD's, videos and CDs, pamphlets and other literature. Free of charge. Funded by Northampton County Office of Drug and Alcohol. - S.A.D.D. Chapters Advisory Board: A group of Lehigh Valley high school and middle school students and their advisors who meet on a monthly basis to share idea and projects about alcohol/tobacco and other drug use awareness and prevention. Activities include Red Ribbon Week, Healthy Living Expo, an Annual Conference and a Fun Fair. No fees. Funded by Northampton/Lehigh County Offices of Drug an Alcohol and foundation gifts. - Digest Newsletter: A publication which provides up-to-date information on a variety of alcohol and other drug prevention issues. Prevention and Intervention Newsletter (P.I.N.) is a bi-annual (fall and spring) mailing of current information on Valley Youth House prevention programs. No fees. Funded by Northampton/Lehigh County Offices of Drug and Alcohol and foundation gifts. - Educational Speaking: A component of service in which trained speakers present programs tailored to school and community groups on subject such as: alcoholism, sports and drugs, medical aspects of alcohol/other drug use, family issues, pharmacology and binge drinking. No fees. Funded by Northampton County Offices of Drug and Alcohol NorthamptonValley Youth House - High Point Boulevard - BethlehemValley Youth House
    Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - HJ Heinz Campus: Monthly Discussion Group for OEF/OIF/OND VeteransVA 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.AlleghenyVA Pittsburgh Healthcare SystemUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs - Veterans Health Administration
    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
    Weekly Empowerment SessionsThe Bridge Weekly Empowerment Sessions are a unique place of support and offer positive lifestyle enrichment for teens 13 and older. They differ from other programs in that they are not crisis-oriented. The sessions are peer driven with youth leaders facilitating. It is a group for youth, facilitated by youth. Empowerment Sessions are open to all area youth, aged 13 and older, (no geographic restrictions) and supportive adults. The sessions are held Tuesday evenings inside the Lourdes Medical Center. For information about Workshops or Trainings, visit our web site or call for information.1499 Vesper Blvd, Camden NJ (Weekly Empowerment Sessions)Bridge - Empowering Youth!

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