Peer Support

Peer support is a person-centered, recovery-focused service which is provided by a self-identified current or former participant in behavioral health services known as a Certified Peer Specialist (CPS). CPS are trained and certified to support others in their efforts to build lives in their communities that include meaningful relationships and activities. Peer support services are intended to inspire hope in individuals that recovery is not only possible, but probable. The services are designed to promote empowerment, self-determination, understanding, coping skills, and resiliency through mentoring and service coordination.

Peer Support / Mutual Aid Groups
A list of peer support / mutual aid groups can be found here.

Peer Support Providers
Peer support services are available at the following locations:

Abington Memorial Hospital—Pennwood Center
2500 Maryland Road, Willow Grove, PA 19090
(215) 830-8966

Central Montgomery MH/MR Center
1100 Powell St, Norristown, PA 19401
(610) 277-9420

Creative Health Services
11 Robinson St, Pottstown, PA 19464
(610) 326-2767

Lower Merion Counseling Services
7 E. Lancaster Ave, Ardmore, PA 19010
(610) 520-1510

Northwestern Human Services
400 N. Broad St, Lansdale, PA 19446
(215) 855-0780

Mental Health Association
Community Support Connection
Norristown: (267) 507-3490

Norristown Recovery & Education Center
Norristown: (267) 507-3510

Pottstown Recovery & Education Center
Pottstown: (267) 507-3525

Trail Guides
Norristown: (267) 507-3490

Penn Foundation
807 Lawn Ave, Sellersville, PA 18960
(215) 257-6551

Salisbury Behavioral Health
Glenside, PA 19038
(215) 884-5566

Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) Groups
WRAP groups are available to help people learn how to build a WRAP, a personal wellness and recovery plan developed by Mary Ellen Copeland to help people become empowered in promoting their own recovery. Trainings are available in two-day, 8-week, and 12-week installments, and WRAP facilitator training is available to individuals who have completed the initial WRAP training.

WRAP Support Groups
Community WRAP support groups welcome individuals who want to support one another in living fulfilled lives using WRAP as a recovery and self-management tool. Ideally, these groups are designed to support people who have already completed their WRAP and are looking for additional support in implementing or maintaining it. Typically, the groups are available to support people after they have completed 2-day WRAP training. The group can also introduce the idea of participating in a 2-day WRAP training if the attendee has not already done so.