Located in Somerset and Bedford, Pennsylvania, Our Place and HOPES are drop-in centers which provide a welcoming environment for all individuals with a mental health issue. We offer a wide range of activities including leisure events, social events, support groups and the opportunity to acquire other support services. Our goal is to smooth the path of the recovery process and promote the personal growth of each individual with mental health concerns.
597 East Main St
Somerset, PA 15501
Phone: (814) 701-2857
Fax: (814) 701-2852
*Unless Otherwise Stated
Activities held at Our Place (Hope. Recovery. Wellness.)
—Self-help group meetings
—Recreation (pool and ping pong tables, various game console and board games)
—Individual advocacy partnerships
—Social support workshops
—Assistance with living independently sessions support
—Technology and Education training
—Consumer speakers from within the community
—Guest speaker presentations
—Employment and vocational services
—Regular educational outings
227 West Penn St.
Bedford, PA 15522
Phone: (814) 623-2898
Fax: (814) 301-2043
*Unless Otherwise Stated
Activities held at HOPES (Helping Our People Emotionally and Socially)
—Provide support individually and group levels
—Workshops involving crafts
—Outings to experience shopping
—Attend local community events
—Tours of local historic landmarks
How do we promote recovery? Through CSP!
What is CSP?
The Community Support Program (CSP) of PA is a coalition of mental health consumers, family members, and professionals working to help adults with serious mental illness and co-occurring disorders live successfully in the community. The statewide coalitions links CSP nationally with regional and local CSPs throughout the state.
—They are consumer-centered and empowered.
—Services are individualized to meet the needs of the person.
—Services incorporate self-help and other approaches that allow individuals to retain the greatest possible control over their own lives.
Why is CSP Important?
IT’S ALL ABOUT RECOVERY!
The recovery model incorporates the following components of a Community Support Program (CSP). These components are essential resources in recovery:
—Treatment and support
—Friends and family
—Income information support
—Leisure and recreation
Did you know…
We provide a Social Support Group as well as host a Mental Health Awareness Group funded by Peer Star. The Awareness Group is held 3-5pm the 3rd Tuesday of the month in Somerset and the 3rd Monday of each month in Bedford. There is no charge for this group and a light meal is served for participants.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Staff and participants come together to gather for an annual “Day of Enlightenment” candle light vigil. We also host our annual Walk for Mental Health during May to “Stomp the Stigma” and raise awareness and show support for one another.