Thank you for visiting the C2C Peer Support Referral page! Please click the box below to open the referral and simply complete the entire form, don't forget to click SUBMIT at the bottom of page-2 of the referral.
Please email; C2C Support Desk with any questions or for technical support Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
If you have any questions or want more info about our services please scroll down further on this page.
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Please click on the box below "Peer Support Referral Form" to open and access online referral
Below we have provided the type of Peer Support services we offer as well as some of the most frequently asked questions;
Culture2Culture offers two very distinct types of Peer Support, each are grounded and synchronized in the grass-root principles of recovery and peer support. Peer Support is considered a formal resource of recovery-oriented care facilitated by PA state "Certified Peer Specialists" adults (18 +) that have self-identified with receiving mental health and/or co-occurring (substance -use) treatment, currently or in the past.
First things first, all of our services are centered on the below principles;
- Mutual Understanding
- Shared Lived Experience (being the most influential)
Some frequently asked questions;
- Question 1: Who can receive Peer Support Services?
- Answer: Anyone who has received a mental health diagnosis and is currently in treatment
- Question 2: Is Peer Support for substance abuse or addiction?
- Answer: Yes and No, we DO NOT provide support services for a primary/singular substance use/addiction disorder. However, we do provide co-occurring Peer Support Services. Which means the individual wanting or requesting services must have a primary mental health diagnosis with associated substance abuse/addiction. For example: Co-occurring disorder is simply defined as "two disorders - one individual"
- Question 3: Who can submit a referral?
- Answer: Anyone including the individual requesting or wanting services but every referral must be signed by a licensed health care professional to verify medical necessity (Pyschatrist, Psychologist, Nurse Practitioner, Physian Assistant, Medical Doctor, etc.).
- Question 4: Is there a cost or co-pay for Peer Support?
- Answer: No
- Question 5: What kind of insurance do you need?
- Answer: We accept Medicaid and Schuylkill County registered mental health consumers via Service Access and Management (SAM)
Here are the two types of Peer Support we offer;
- Traditional Peer Support: This type of Peer Support is considered the most common and will focus on creating a mutual relationship that supports and encourages;
- Higher levels of participation in treatment,
- Equipping recovery and wellness skills,
- Planning for a more active role in the community with a shared-integration plan,
- Continued education and vocational support planning
- Cultural, spiritual and holistic self-care
- and to increase overall hope, advocacy and empowerment.
While receiving one-on-one Peer Support you will create individualized goals with your Certified Peer Specialist that will move you towards a self-directed quality of life.
- Forensic Peer Support: This type of Peer Support has been developed and designed to engage with participants that are involved in or with the criminal justice system at any level. Forensic Peer Support is directly related to the fundamentals of traditional Peer Support with a concentration on eliminating the over-representation and further traumatizing individuals with mental health and/or co-occurring disorders involved with the criminal justice system. The decriminalization and un-traumatizing of participants involved in our justice system is unique and at times challenging but our Certified Peer Specialists have received specific training on how to engage with a focus on developing trust while motivating recovery and wellness in the peer-to-peer relationship. Forensic Peer Support will provide mental health and co-occurring recovery peer support by developing individualized goals to;
- Support with navigating the criminal justice system
- Accessing community resources, supports and treatment
- NA and AA meeting support
- Transform criminal lifestyling and personal identity discovery support
- Probation & Parole completion support
- Reduce the potential for recidivism