The Community Support Program: Many Minds – One Recovery
The Community Support Program (CSP) of Pennsylvania is a coalition of mental health consumers, family members and professionals working to help adults with serious mental illnesses and co-occurring disorders live successfully in the community. This statewide coalition links CSP nationally with regional and local CSPs throughout the State.
Affordable Care Act:
Focus Groups, What You Should Know
Focus groups on the Affordable Care Act 2010 will be held at Community Support Program (CSP) meetings in June and July.
The purpose of the focus groups is to find out what people know about the Affordable Care Act and mental health care and what people want and need to know about it.
What You Will Learn
People will also have the chance to learn more about affordable health care, and how to find resources that will help them make informed decisions about choosing a qualified health plan to meet their needs.
Who Should Attend
People in mental health and substance abuse recovery are invited to attend, as are their family members, those who provide supportive services to people in recovery and others in the community.
When and Where
Date: Monday, July 1 (Southeast Region)
Time: 4 to 6 p.m.
Hope Worx, Inc.
1210 Stanbridge Street, Suite 600
Norristown, PA 19401
Date: Saturday, July 13 (Central Region)
Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
DGS Annex Complex (former Harrisburg State Hospital)
4 Cherry Road
Beechmont Building, Room 145
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Date: Tuesday, July 16 (Northeast Region)
Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
825 Jefferson Avenue
Scranton, PA 18510
Pat Madigan, PMHCA Outreach Coordinator, will facilitate the focus groups. Pat coordinates the grant that makes this project possible.
Questions Focus Groups?
Contact the regional co-chair or technical assistant in your area:
Funding is provided by the BRSS TACS - Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy.
Becoming Involved in Community Support Program Committees
Community Support Program (CSP) committees offer a forum in Pennsylvania where consumers, family members and professionals are united by a common set of beliefs and values and use their combined strengths to promote systems change. As a result, CSP Principles have helped to shape the way treatment services are delivered to consumers, improving the public's understanding that consumers and family members should be regarded as people first, and advocating for the implementation of quality evidence-based treatments that support and enhance the recovery of person with serious mental illness.
- Learn more about the Principles of the Community Support Program
The cornerstone of the Community Support Program (CSP) is the integration of families, friends, professionals and other natural supports into the lives of people with mental illness. Make a meaningful difference in the lives of consumers with serious mental illness and those with co-occurring substance use disorders by becoming involved with a local or regional CSP committee.
To learn more about the Community Support Program of Pennsylvania visit: