PA Coalition of Drop-In Centers and Peer Resource Centers
PA Coalition of Drop-In Centers and Peer Resource Centers is a member coalition of individuals who attend, work, or volunteer at Drop-In Centers in Pennsylvania.
Members of the Coalition support each other by sharing best practices and program ideas while working together to promote Drop-In Centers throughout all regions of Pennsylvania.
The vision of the Coalition is to encourage and provide support to Drop-In Centers and Peer Resource Centers that welcome all people in recovery and wellness through community integration and inclusion.
Purpose of the Coalition
The purpose of the Coalition is to promote effective statewide communication and networking among centers leading to vital sustainable programs.
An interim technical assistance team with representatives from the Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumers' Association (PMHCA), The Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS), and the Pennsylvania Association of Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services (PAPSRS) currently assist in the growth and development of the Coalition.
Goals of the Coalition
The Coalition will provide technical assistance, mentoring and training to member Centers with a commitment to developing innovative and successful approaches to improve the services, activities, and governing of the Coalition.
The Coalition will accomplish these goals by:
- Encouraging recovery-promoting services and activities and advocating for individuals who attend, work, or volunteer at Drop-In Centers or Peer Resource Centers throughout Pennsylvania.
- The development of shared resources that will strengthen Centers in their ability to develop and maintain innovative and successful approaches to programming and sustainable financial resources.
- The development of a statewide Drop-In Center and Peer Resource directory available and updated on this Web site. Search the Drop-In Center directory.
- The development of an electronic newsletter called the DROP-INsight.
Interested individuals should call Contact Pat Madigan, Community Outreach Coordinator, Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumers' Association at 717-564-4930 or send her an email email@example.com.
Learn More and Get Help
To learn more about Drop-In Centers, the services and supports offered, and how to find a Drop-In Center in your county, visit Drop-In Centers on this Web site.