Our Programs and Services

Georgia Area

Peer-Led and Peer Driven

Peers Impacting Change (PIC) for the Better

“P.I.C” is a peer-led and peer-driven recovery program providing strength-based community recovery initiatives. Our peer support services are delivered by individuals who have common life experiences with the people they are serving.

People with mental and/or substance use disorders have a unique capacity to help each other based on a shared affiliation and a deep understanding of this experience. In self-help and mutual support, people offer this support, strength, and hope to their peers, which allows for personal growth, wellness promotion, and recovery.

Recovery oriented aspects include structured and scheduled activities that promote community socialization, self-help /self-improvement, system/individual advocacy, crisis support, housing, social network, education/employment, developing a mental health wellness recovery action plan (WRAP).

Peer Support Services

Peer Support Services are provided by Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner (CPRP) and Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) who by sharing their experiences, peers bring hope to people in recovery and promote a sense of belonging within the community.

  • Services are directed toward achievement of specific goals as defined by the individual and specified in the Individualized Recovery Plan (IRP).
  • Services are multi-faceted and include: Advocacy, Crisis Management Support, Skills Training, Coordination and Linkage with other necessary services and resources.
  • Services are delivered by trained self-identified individuals with mental illness.
  • Services are person-centered with a recovery focus.
  • Services are provided one-to-one, in groups, with team members in community settings, or the individual’s natural environment.
  • Services are coordinated and delivered in partnership with the individual’s receiving service.

Rehabilitation

Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services

Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services are provided by Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner (CPRP) and Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) who offer systematic skills training through curriculum-based psycho educational and cognitive-behavioral interventions.

Typically, these interventions break down complex objectives for role performance into simpler components, including basic cognitive skills.

Services include but are not limited to:

  • Illness Management Training
  • Personal Health Wellness Training
  • Independent Living Training
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Training
  • Educational Training

Psychiatric Rehabilitation

Psychiatric Rehabilitation promotes recovery, full community integration and improved quality of life for persons who have been diagnosed with any mental health condition and/or developmental disability that seriously impairs their ability to lead meaningful lives. Psychiatric rehabilitation services are collaborative, person directed and individualized. These services are an essential element of the health care and human services spectrum. They focus on helping individuals develop skills and access resources needed to increase their capacity to be successful and satisfied in the living, working, learning, and social environments of their choice.