Mental Health Association – Certified Peer Specialist Program
Formal peer support is a unique mental health service provided by a mental health consumer trained as a Certified Peer Specialist (CPS). The CPS works with other individual mental health consumers (peers) in a pro-active partnership to achieve self-determined recovery goals identified by the peer.
Safe Harbor Behavioral Health of UPMC Hamot – Peer Specialists
1330 West 26th Street
Erie, PA 16508
Services: Assisting with identifying and attaining personal recovery goals; Working to identify supports for individuals and to help them learn the skills to access services; Assisting individuals to become empowered through development of communication and self-advocacy skills; Promoting, helping, and facilitating a Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) with the individual.
Stairways Behavioral Health – Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)
Services: The ACT Team provides the intensive rehabilitation, treatment and support services geared toward assisting that client achieve his or her life goals. This includes service coordination, psychiatric services, individual and group therapy, substance abuse counseling, work related services, daily living skills, social and interpersonal relationship counseling, leisure-time skill training, family education and support, and peer support services.
Stairways Behavioral Health – Certified Peer Specialists (CPS)
Services: A Certified Peer Specialist is passionate about helping his and her peers on the journey to recovery, and will work one-on-one 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.
Stairways Behavioral Health – Fairweather Lodge
Services: provides very affordable group living while respecting one’s personal freedom, creates a supportive environment in which residents live, grow and learn from others, encourages residents to take part in healthy, decision-making processes, offers support at home and on the job as members live and work together, ensures members receive adequate mental health services including medication, and enhances members’ employability by developing social and work-related skills.