With respect and dignity for all, the Grapevine Center is a recovery resource where peers mentor, inspire and support individuals and families in a healing environment as valued community citizens. The Center will advocate for social justice on behalf of all people.
Grapevine Center Peer Specialist Services are conducted by self-identified current or former consumers of behavioral health services who are trained and certified to offer support and assistance to others in recovery.
Services are based on the principles of respect, shared responsibility, and empowerment. They are voluntary, person-centered and designed to promote recovery through self-determination, understanding, developing coping skills, and resilience through relationship building.
Peer support is intended to inspire individuals to realize that recovery is not only possible, but probable. Services are designed around the basis of the the individual’s personal choice, and their active involvement in their own recovery process.
Mental Health Recovery is a journey of healing and transformation enabling a person with mental health problems to live a meaningful life in the community of his or her choice while striving to achieve his or her full potential.
- Assist peers in identifying personal strengths for achieving recovery goals.
- Educating peers on how to develop and effectively use a Wellness Recovery Action Plan.
- Being available for Crisis Management support.
- Coaching peers on how to use self-advocacy and self-sufficiency skills.
- Promoting collaboration among natural supports, such as family and friends, and providers in supporting peers’ Recovery Plan.
- Promoting the knowledge of available services , supports , and choices
- Facilitating the development of a sense of wellness, self-worth, and empowerment.
- Instilling hope and evidence that Recovery is possible through mentoring.
- Supporting work or other meaningful activity of the person’s choice.
Eligibility for Services
All Butler County residents who are 18 yers of age or over and who meet eligibility criteria of Serious Mental Illness:
- Adult Priority Group (Mental Health Bulletin OMH-94-04)
- and who exhibit moderate to severe impairment in at least one functional level of education, social, vocational, or self maintenance.
- Eligibility may include persons with mental illness and co-occurring substance disorders.
- Services must meet medical necessity criteria, and recommendation for services must be provided by a licensed practitioner of the healing arts.
Certified Peer Specialist positions and training to become a Certified Peer Specialist in Butler County, are made possible by Butler County Human Services.
Recovery Pathways & Peers
HOPE—Coming together with an open mind and partnership
FRIENDSHIP— Building a supportive friendship to optimize one’s abilities to
CHOICES — Peers help to optimize your choices through experinces
TRUST — In self and in peers
CONFIDENTIALITY — Building a relationship built on trust and
EMPOWERMENT — Sees the person as the expert in their life. Building
confidence magnifying accomplishments and strength.
RECOVERY ENVIRONMENT — Reinforces self efficacy through validation,
educational resources, and choices.
VALUED SOCIAL ROLE — Setting goals, allowing them to describe your hopes
SPIRITUALITY — Reflective practices that can promote and foster spiritual
RESILIENCE BUILDING — Building confidence so individuals can deal successfully with barriers that arise
PERSONAL ACCOUNTABILITY — Mutual feedback and accountability
FIND THAT POWER!
Grapevine Center Inc. programs provide services and employment practices without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, ancestry or any other legally protected classification.
If you would like to request a referral to receive Certified Peer Specialist services, Please print out and fill in the forms below:
mail to: Grapevine Center, Inc.
140 N. Elm Street, Suite B, Butler, PA 16001
4. Application for PENNSYLVANIA CERTIFICATION BOARD Certification – Grandparenting in Opportunity – valid to August 31, 2019