Outpatient Partial Drug and Alcohol Services

Skills Outpatient Office in Portage is licensed through The Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) to provide outpatient and partial drug and alcohol treatment. Individuals are invited to engage in our program through a no-wrong door approach. Individual and group therapy is provided. Clinicians are trained in co-occurring disorder treatment, trauma-informed care, and person-centered practices in addition to all agency, county and licensing required trainings.

Payment Options: Medical Assistance, County Funding, ESI-Employee Assistance Program, UPMC, Self-pay

Walk-in assessments performed

Drop in Centers

Vines of Hope in Ebensburg and the Beacon Hub in Williamsport are informal community centers that provide a support network for people 18 years and older with mental health concerns. They provide members with opportunities to develop their skills and talents through a variety of events (e.g., movie days, relaxation days, board game days) and classes (e.g., arts and crafts, baking/cooking, community awareness, computers, education, finances, hygiene, sewing, typing). Transportation is available for program participants.

Peer Support

The Peer Support program is a community based mental health treatment program. Participants with Mental Health Illnesses are paired with a Certified Peer Specialist, CPS. The CPS is an individual with lived experience in mental health that supports participants in their recovery by sharing their experience. Our CPS partners with participants in a wide variety of ways, including:

Create a Wellness Recovery Action Plan Help create Psychiatric Advance Directives

Assist with locating employment

Help create Psychiatric Advance Directives

Accompany to appointments and meetings

Listen, relate and provide hope regarding mental health recovery

Help locate community supports for social and personal interests

Psychiatric Rehabilitation

Psychiatric rehabilitation promotes recovery, full community integration, and improved quality of life for persons who have been diagnosed with a mental health condition that seriously impairs their ability to lead meaningful lives. Services focus on helping individuals develop skills and access necessary resources.

Mobile Psychiatric Rehabilitation

Mobile Psychiatric Rehabilitation Service is a rehabilitation program designed to support participants in improving their functioning in living, learning, working, social, and wellness environments. Services are generally short-term (one year or less) and focus on helping participants learn skills and connect to natural supports. This allows the individual to gain or maintain their desired role in the community.

Self-direction

Strengths-based approach

Hope

Individualized and person centered

Holistic

Embracing peer supports

Empowerment

Fostering respect

Encouraging self-responsibility

Opportunity Centre Clubhouse

The Clubhouse is licensed by the office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services and certified as an evidence-based psychiatric rehabilitation program by the International Center for Clubhouse Development. It is a social and vocational rehabilitation program organized to support people whose lives have been drastically disrupted by mental illness. It offers support in working, learning, socialization, wellness, and education.

Must be 18 years of age or older and have a diagnoses of schizophrenia, psychotic disorder not otherwise specified, major mood disorders, and /or borderline personality disorder.