What Is Partners For Recovery?
Partners is a community support program to help improve services, systems of care, and supports for those being treated for substance use and mental health issues. Meetings are open to anyone with an interest in mental health issues and advancing the quality of life for members and people with mental illness.
Some points about PARTNERS FOR RECOVERY:
- At Partners for Recovery Meetings, you can have fellowship with others in a place where everyone can share their stories and experiences in recovery.
- As a member of this group, you can have a voice in how money for mental health services is spent and how services can serve people better.
- You can help the group make a difference in the community and alleviate the stigma of mental illness in society.
- We welcome visitors who would like to take part in meetings and help us see more clearly what is working and what is not working in the local Mental Health Community.
We believe that “By promoting the principles of recovery and making relationships in the community, the Fayette County Partners for Recovery is educating and providing public awareness of mental health”.
Partners for Recovery meet the fourth Monday of every month from 10:30 AM until around noon. Meetings are held at MHA Fayette located at the Fayette County Health Center at 100 New Salem Road in Uniontown, Pennsylvania. This is conveniently located right along the FACT bus line.
For More Information about our Group, please call (724) 438-6738 and ask for the PARTNERS facilitator.
CSP in Pennsylvania
The Community Support Program (CSP) of Pennsylvania is a coalition of mental health consumers, family members and professionals working to help adults with serious mental illnesses and co-occurring disorders live successfully in the community. This statewide coalition links CSP nationally with regional and local CSPs throughout the State.
We meet the LAST Monday of the Month at 10:30 AM EXCEPT:
- May – We meet the week BEFORE Memorial Day
- December – We do not generally meet in December
Fayette County Health Center
Oak House Drop-In Center
100 New Salem Road
Uniiontown, PA 15401
Principles of the Community Support Program
Services are based upon the needs of the individual and incorporate self-help and other approaches that allow consumers to retain the greatest possible control over their own lives.
Services are sensitive and responsive to racial, ethnic, religious and gender differences of consumers and families.
Designed to Meet Special Needs
Services are designed to meet the needs of persons with mental illness who are also affected by such factors as aging, substance abuse, physical illness or disability, intellectual disabilities, homelessness or involvement with the criminal justice system.
Services are provided in the least coercive manner and in the most natural settings possible. Consumers are encouraged to use the natural supports in the community and to integrate into the living, working, learning and leisure activities of the community.
Services are designed to allow people to move in and out of the system and within the system as needed.
Treatment services and supports are coordinated on both the local system level and on an individual consumer basis in order to reduce fragmentation and to improve efficiency and effectiveness with service delivery. Coordination includes linkages with consumers, families, advocates and professionals at every level of the system of care.
Service providers are accountable to the users of services and include consumers and families in planning; development; implementation; and, monitoring and evaluating services.
Services build upon the assets and strengths of consumers and help people maintain a sense of identity, self-esteem and dignity.