Peer Support Services, part of comprehensive Integrated Behavioral Health Services offered by JEVS, empower individuals with disabilities to control their systems of support, choose how they want to live, and achieve their recovery goals.
Services are provided by Certified Peer Specialists (CPS), who serve as role models to teach self-determination skills and provide encouragement, empowerment, and hope. The specialists work from the perspective of “having been there,” and through their lived experience with recovery, lend unique insight into mental illness and what makes recovery possible.
- Customized Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) with recovery goals and specific steps to reach those goals
- 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.
No cost for those who qualify for funding; a sliding fee scale for those who are not covered by one of these funding options
9350 Ashton Road, Suite 201
Philadelphia, PA 19114
Monday – Friday
8 am – 4 pm