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Peerstar, LLC

Peerstar

Organizational Information

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.

Legal Structure

For-profit entity

Funding Sources

Medicaid VA Self-Pay Behavioral Health MCOs Other

Contact Information

Key Leader(s)

Larry J Nulton, PhD -  CEO

Contact Person(s)

Elissa Gies - VP of Operations
888-733-7781
814-201-2322
egies@peerstarllc.com
Michelle Seaman - Regional Director
Mseaman@peerstarllc.com

Contact Number(s)

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

Contact Email(s)

egies@pperstarllc.com - Elisa Gies, BA, Vice President of Operations and Forensic Programs

ljnphd@peerstarllc.com - Larry J. Nulton, Ph.D., President

Info@peerstarllc.com - Intake

Web Addresses

www.peerstarllc.com

Primary Address

Peerstar LLC Main Office
2900 Old Route 220 North
Altoona, PA, 16601

Additional Addresses

Western Regional Office
214 College Park Plaza
Johnstown, PA, 15904
Indiana Office
300 Indian Springs Road
Suite 122
Indiana, PA, 15701

Service Information

Service Area

Statewide

Service Description

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 (ljnphd@peerstarllc.com or 814-262-0025)

Keywords

Peer Support, Forensic Peer, Peer, Peerstar, Peer Specialist, Certified Peer Specialist

Available Hours

24/7

Fees/Cost for Services

Medicaid, Contract, VA Vendor, Managed Care Organizations

Eligibility Requirements

Adult Priority Group or by contract

How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments

Call 888-733-7781

Miscellaneous Information

Handicap Accessibility

Yes

Speaker Available

Yes

Volunteer Use

Yes