Peer Support Services empower individuals with mental health conditions to take charge of their support systems, make choices about how they want to live, and reach their recovery goals. People in the program collaborate with Certified Peer Specialists (CPS) who use their own life experiences as examples of recovery. Through tailored services, Certified Peer Specialists inspire and motivate participants to focus on their well-being.
- Customized Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) with recovery goals and specific action steps
- Education and support for the participant and family
- Trauma informed awareness in identifying triggers and developing strategies to avoid hospitalizations
- Support for individuals if hospitalizations occur
- Natural supports – peer specialists will teach individuals skills for initiating and maintaining friendships, family ties, community relationships, and improving or eliminating unhealthy personal relationships
- Community integration – peer specialists will assist individuals to become active community members by identifying educational, occupational, and volunteer opportunities
- Participants will play the primary role in designing the services they receive including the types, frequency, and duration of services
- Services are individualized and provided in the individuals home or community
- Residents of Philadelphia County who are 18 years of age or older, diagnosed with serious mental illness and exhibit moderate to severe functional impairment that interferes with their ability to live and thrive in the community.
Funding is provided by CBH (Community Behavioral Health) or the Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health. An income-based sliding scale is available for eligible participants.
9350 Ashton Road, Suite 201
Philadelphia, PA 19114
Monday – Friday
8 am – 4 pm