Greene Arc, Inc.
197 Dunn Station Road
Prosperity, PA 15329
724-627-5511

Mental Health Recovery

 

Mental Health Recovery Services

Peer Support Program

Greene Arc, Inc. now provides Peer Support. Special Therapeutic interactions conducted by self-identified current or former consumers of behavioral health service who are trained and certified to offer support and assistance in helping others in their recovery and conmmunity-integration process.

What can Peer Support offer you?

  • Peer Support can offer hope and support through trying times.
  • A Peer Specialist's personal success can inspire hope in another person in their own recovery.
  • Peer Support can advocate for the person when the person struggles to advocate for themselves.
  • Peer Support can educate the individual about wellness and issues such as how symptoms can affect one's lifestyle .
  • Peer support can offer support and encouragement for the person to make their own choices.
  • Peer support can assist an individual in planning for when symptoms may return and enable the individual to maintain a progressive path to recovery.
  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Who is eligible for Peer Support?

    Any adult resident of Greene County who is in mental health (and possible other co-occuring) recovery and is seeking their own recovery path is eligible.

    Who can refer individuals to the program?

    Anyone can refer a person to the program. The need for Peer Support needs to be recommended by a Practitioner of the Healing Arts such as a Psychiatrist, Psychologist, Primary Care Physician, Nurse Practitioner, Physicians Assistant or Doctor of Osteopathy.

    Do I need to switch providers for my other services to be in the Peer Support Program?

    NO! Choice is one of the most important recovery principles, and a person's preferences would be supported by the Peer Specialist. We do not promote unwanted changes in an individual's care.

    Greene Arc's Certified Peer Specialists will employ all reasonable effort and utilize all practical methods to partner with individuals in their recovery journeys.

    G-PATH Program

    Greene County's Project to Assist in the Transition from Homelessness

    Provided by: Greene County Human Services can make referrals to Greene Arc's Peer Specialist Program to assist in housing needs.

    What can the G-PATH Program offer?

  • Greene Arc Peer Specialists will assist people to access safe and affordable housing.
  • Peer Support can offer hope and encouragment through trying times.
  • A Peer Specialist's personal success can inspire another person to have the hope that they, too, can recover.
  • Peer Specialists can advocate for people who struggle to advocate for themselves.
  • Peer Specialists can educate individuals about wellness and issues such as how symptom management can affect one's quality of life.
  • Peer support can offer encouragement and skill development to assist people in making their own, informed choices.
  • Peer support can assist an individual to plan ahead for the possibility of symptoms returning, thus empowering the person to maintain a progressive path towards recovery.

WHAT DOES RECOVERY MEAN?

To some individuals recovery might mean being symptom-free; to others it may be more about managing symptoms so they can lead a fulfilling life; and to others it's less about symptoms and more about meaningful roles and relationships.

Peer Specialists respect the individuality of all people in recovery and acknowledge that...

RECOVERY IS A JOURNEY THAT IS UNIQUE TO EACH INDIVIDUAL.

Who is eligible for Peer Support?

Any adult resident of Greene County who is in mental health (and possibly other co-occurring) recovery and is homeless or at risk of being homeless can utilize G-PATH support.

Do I need to switch providers for any other services to be in the G-Path program?

NO! Choice is one of the most important recovery principles, and people's preferences would be supported by Peer Specilists. We do not promote unwanted changes in an individual's services.

Will Peer Support replace my current services?

NO! The service is offered to assist people to recover. G-PATH collaborates with other service providers to ensure that individuals achieve their recovery goals.

Please call (724) 627-5511 or (724) 852-2900 ext. 236 for further assistance.