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Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
The largest provider by geographic area of certified peer support services in Pennsylvania, offering guidance, support and hope to individuals recovering from mental illnesses, mental health/intellectual disability dual diagnosis, and/or co-occurring substance abuse disorders. They also provide specialized forensic peer support services in prisons and communities to individuals involved with the criminal justice system who suffer from mental illnesses and/or substance abuse disorders, working closely with law enforcement, corrections, probation and parole and the judiciary.
History of Organization
Peerstar began in 2009 as a free-standing Peer Support Program. Peerstar was also one of the first programs in PA to start a Forensic Peer Support Program with Yale University and a fully-implemented program in Delaware County. Peerstar also operates Forensic Programming in six county jails and in the community within 27 counties.
Accreditations and Licenses
Licensed as a Free-Standing Peer Support Program in Pennsylvania.
Medicaid VA Self-Pay Behavioral Health MCOs Other
814-515-2699 - Altoona Office
814-201-2322 - FAX: Altoona Office
814-262-0025 - Johnstown Office
814-262-6166 - FAX: Johnstown Office
724-471-2581 - Indiana Office
888-733-7781 - Toll Free
email@example.com - Elisa Gies, BA, Vice President of Operations and Forensic Programs
firstname.lastname@example.org - Larry J. Nulton, Ph.D., President
Info@peerstarllc.com - Intake
Peerstar provides certified peer support services and forensic peer support services to individuals in PA. Peerstar partners with other peer support providers in PA and nationwide, providing complete management solutions and expertise to help them increase their clinical/regulatory integrity, efficiency and revenue while decreasing administrative burdens.
Mental Health Peer Support Services: provides recovery-based certified peer support services to individuals recovering from mental illnesses and/or substance abuse disorders who are eligible to receive Medical Assistance (Medicaid) from the PA Department of Public Welfare
Forensic Peer Support Services: provides specialized forensic peer support services in prisons and in the community to individuals involved with the criminal justice system who are suffering from mental illnesses and/or substance abuse disorders. Their in-jail program includes re-entry planning and evidence-based Citizenship Group classes to assist individuals in returning to the community and breaking the cycle of re-incarceration. They work closely with law enforcement, corrections, probation and parole and the judiciary.
Management/Partnership Solutions for Peer Support Providers: Peerstar successfully operates, manages, and grows peer support programs. They offer peer-professional partnership model and forensic peer support program to other peer support providers in PA and nationwide. They partner with peer support providers both small and large to increase the clinical integrity and recovery outcomes, revenue, operational efficiency and regulatory compliance while decreasing administrative overhead and burdens. For more info contact Larry J. Nulton, Ph.D., President (email@example.com or 814-262-0025)
Peer Support, Forensic Peer, Peer, Peerstar, Peer Specialist, Certified Peer Specialist
Fees/Cost for Services
Medicaid, Contract, VA Vendor, Managed Care Organizations
Adult Priority Group or by contract
How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments