If you or someone you know is experiencing a Mental Health Emergency, the 24-hour Mental Health Crisis Hotline number is 1-800-417-9460. You may also call 911 for Mental Health Emergencies.

Peer Support Services

      eer Support offers unique support in emergency, outpatient or inpatient mental health treatment settings, linking you with a Peer Support Specialist. A Peer Support Specialist is a person living with a mental illness who provides mentoring, guidance and support services and offers their skills to others who are experiencing psychiatric disabilities and receiving mental health services. A Peer Support Specialist provides encouragement, information and an understanding voice. We help our peers create and follow a plan for their own recovery. We   also offer our experience to help our peers discover the many resources available to them as they recover.

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What Can Peer Support Services 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 other 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 assists an individual in planning for the time when symptoms may return and helps enable the individual to maintain a progressive path to recovery.

Who Is Eligible for Peer Support Services?

  • Anyone 18 years or older and a resident of               Greene County

  • Presence or history of serious mental illness including schizophrenia, major mood disorder, psychotic disorder NOS, schizoaffective disorder or borderline personality disorder

  • Other diagnoses may be approved by the managed care organization under the exception process but persons must meet all other criteria

  • Moderate to severe functional impairment from a mental illness that affects one or more one of the environmental roles: Living, Learning, Working and Social

  • The person must themselves choose to participate

  • An interested person can self-refer to Greene Arc, Inc. Peer Support Services. They can also be referred by:

               - A Family Member

               - A Caseworker

               - A Mental Health Therapist

               - A Psychologist or Psychiatrist

               - A Nurse Practitioner

               -  A Medical Doctor

               - Any Hospitalization Program

               - If you were recently hospitalized and will be

                  leaving the hospital, the staff can refer you

  • A referral can then be reviewed and a written recommendation must be signed by a Licensed Healing Arts Practitioner, which includes the following:

    • Psychologist

    • Physician

    • Physician's Assistant OR

    • Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner

Peer Support currently serves 42 individuals.

Peer Support Services

197 Dunn Station Road
Prosperity, PA 15329
Phone: (724) 627-7079 / Fax: (724) 627-7082