Certified Peer Specialist Program (CPS)
Providing the coordination of care, advocacy, and community resources for people of all ages with a diagnosis of Severe and Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI) in the home, community & outpatient clinics. A referral is required for enrollment.
- 100 Emerson Lane, Suite 1525, Bridgeville, PA 15017
- 6401 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
- 211 Huff Avenue, Greensburg, PA 15601
- 106 Laird Street, Greensburg, PA 15601
- 521 Plymouth Street, Greensburg, PA 15601
- 314 S. Water Street, Kittanning, PA 16201
- 4250 Old William Penn Highway, Monroeville, PA 15146
- 310 Central City Plaza, New Kensington, PA 15068
- 104 Beta Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15238
- 615 Alpha Drive, Suite 250, Pittsburgh, PA 15238
- 335 E. 4th Avenue, Tarentum, PA 15084
- 201 Corbet Street, Tarentum, PA 15084
- 90 West Chestnut Suite 200EW, Washington, PA 15301
- 243 Johnston Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15241
- 5250 Caste Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15236
- 16055 Perry Highway, Wexford, PA 15090
- 221 Penn Avenue, Wilkinsburg, PA 15221
Our Certified Peer Specialist Program (CPS) is designed to promote recovery and resiliency to participants through self-empowerment and it operates within a strengths-based model of care. This program will assist teenagers and adults who have a diagnosis of Severe and Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI) in establishing set goals.
Through our program, we strive to continually provide encouragement, inspiration, and hope to teenagers and young adults, while providing them with assistance that will help improve their behavioral health functioning in order to gain and/or regain a valued role in their environment.
A person in recovery who is trained to provide certified peer specialist services (CPSS) works side by side with the recipient, helping to support them by sharing lived experiences. Typical goals include: going back to school, volunteering, joining a group or club, getting a job, moving into a new home.
Enrollment requires a recommendation from a Licensed Practitioner of the Healing Arts. A LPHA is defined as: Medical Doctor, Nurse Practitioner, Licensed Psychologist, Doctor of Osteopath, Physician’s Assistant.
In order to be eligible, a person referred must be struggling with an impairment due to their mental health condition that limits their attainment of goals in the areas of: Living, Learning, Working, Social, or Wellness.
Insurance is required: Medicaid (Health Choices) and both Westmoreland and Allegheny County Fee for Service.
Please have your doctor or other professional contact us to make a referral:
Marci Sturgeon-Rusiewicz, MS, NCC, LPC, CPSS
724-335-9883 Ext. 526
Or use the Get In Touch form on this page.