NW PA Counties graphicThe Northwest Pennsylvania (NW PA) Veteran Suicide Prevention Program operates on a three-pronged approach involving healthcare providers, community organizations, and Veterans and their families in the 15 counties of NW PA. Because of this focus, we want to share information about peer support services offered at Robin’s Home, a Butler, PA-based non-profit providing a full continuum of care for homeless, unstably housed and low income female Veterans and their children. We encourage everyone to review this information, share it within personal and professional networks, and get involved in stigma-reduction and suicide prevention efforts in their communities.

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Robin’s Home Women Veteran Peer Support Services

Our program strives to provide a safe and inclusive space where women veterans can openly discuss their unique needs and concerns. Through the power of shared stories and empathetic support, we aim to enhance the well-being of women veterans by addressing their mental health and promote personal growth.

What is a Peer Specialist?

A certified peer specialist is a Veteran with a mental health and/or substance use condition in recovery. Peer Specialists are trained and certified to assist other Veterans in identifying and achieving their own self-identified life goals. Our Peer Support Program provides services to women Veterans in the following counties: Butler, Armstrong,
Clarion, Lawrence, and Mercer.

Support Services Provided at Robin’s Home

Women Veteran Peer Support ServicesTailored Support: Peer specialists will offer personalized support to address the distinct needs of women veterans, recognizing the diverse experiences within this demographic.

Mentorship and Guidance: Participants will benefit from one-on-one mentorship sessions, creating a supportive environment for personal and professional growth.

Community Building: The program will facilitate community-building activities, fostering connections among women veterans and promoting a sense of camaraderie.

Resource Access: Women veterans will have access to a curated set of resources, including educational materials, workshops, and events designed to enhance their well-being.

For more information about the Robin’s Home Certified Peer Specialist Program, please contact Mary Chitwood, Executive Director, at mary@robinshome.us  or call (724) 453-4644.

Ready to become part of the solution and learn how to talk about suicide and mental health? Register now for our upcoming QPR Gatekeeper and CALM training sessions.

Looking to Get Involved?

friends standing togetherWhether you identify as a healthcare provider, community organization, or Veteran, there are several opportunities through the NW PA Veteran Suicide Prevention Program and PERU to connect to resources, participate in educational training, and promote harm reduction strategies. We are actively recruiting healthcare and community partners to work with us in meeting our goals and objectives. To learn more, visit the program website at theresilientveteran.org.

Need Help? Know Someone Who Does? Contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988 or use the online Lifeline Crisis Chat. Both are free and confidential. You’ll be connected to a skilled, trained counselor in your area.

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