Peer Support Services (PSS) are specialized supportive interventions conducted by a Certified Peer Specialist (CPS). A CPS is a selfidentified individual who currently or previously received behavioral health services and is trained and certified to offer support and assistance in helping others in community-integration and their recovery process. PSS is intended to inspire hope in individuals that recovery is not only possible, but probable. This service is designed to promote empowerment, selfdetermination, understanding, coping skills and resiliency through mentoring and supports that allow these individuals to achieve personal wellness and cope with stressors and barriers encountered in their recovery.
Beacon-PA in partnership with Southwest Behavioral Health Management (SBHM) and Westmoreland County BH/DS office (hereafter referred to as ‘These Partners’), are seeking proposals from agencies interested in providing mental health Peer Support Services to youth and young adult residents between the ages of fourteen (14) and twenty-six (26).
Because of the unique nature of this younger population, these Partners are especially interested in receiving interest from agencies that are currently providing mental health treatment services to individuals under the age of eighteen (18) years of age who are willing to expanding their service array to include peer services to this target population. Especially those agencies offering mobile services such as Family Based Mental Health, Intensive Behavioral Health Services (IBHS) or Multi-Systemic Treatment (MST) services. All other agencies are also welcome to respond to this RFP, including those currently providing peer support services to adults.
Upon award, the agencies chosen must be able to serve the entire target population of individuals from fourteen (14) to twenty-six (26) years of age.
IMPORTANT The awarded provider must agree to provide this serve throughout the entire geographic county.
If you are interested, please download the Request for Proposal (RFP).