Nulton Diagnostic and Treatment Center offers a proven Peer Support program that links individuals who have recovered from mental illness, substance abuse or other conditions with those who are currently dealing with behavioral health issues. By sharing their own experiences, these men and women give their struggling peers the hope and encouragement they need to succeed.

Peer support specialists receive extensive training and are certified by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Their efforts are supervised by Masters-level mental health professionals at Nulton Diagnostic and Treatment Center.

Program Goals

Peer support services are holistic, self-directed and focused on recovery. They are specially designed to:

  • Provide quality peer-to-peer support in the home or other community setting
  • Help recovering individuals strengthen and maintain their support networks
  • Encourage individuals to expand their support system
  • Help individuals transition to other community agencies and organizations that can provide ongoing support


Working with our mental health team, recovered peers provide support in several areas, including:

  • Advocacy
  • Self-help
  • Crisis support
  • Housing assistance
  • Social networking
  • Educational and employment help

As certified peer support specialists, they can also help struggling individuals develop their own Recovery Action Plan. Support services are closely monitored by Nulton Diagnostic and Treatment Center, and may be delivered as part of a more comprehensive treatment plan.

How to Enroll

Peer support services are available to those who are 18 years or older and receive Medical Assistance. In addition, individuals must be diagnosed with a:

  • Serious mental illness as defined in the Mental Health Bulletin OMH-94-04;
  • Moderate or severe impairment that affects educational, social or job performance; or
  • Impairment that affects every day life, such as managing symptoms, understanding the illness, money management or independent living.

Individuals can refer themselves, or be referred by a physician, agency, family or friend.

For more information or to schedule a confidential consultation, contact us today at 1.888.918.5465.

Also, visit our Peer Support Website.

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