Roads to Recovery hosts trunk or treat

Roads to Recovery, Inc. as well as other county agency and provider volunteers help with the festivities during the first trunk or treat held on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at the Clarion County Human Services Building. Roads to Recovery contracts with the Center for Community Resources and Clarion County Mental Health to empower individuals receiving behavioral health services, as well as their families, by providing peer support services.

Roads to Recovery hosts trunk or treat

CLARION Roads to Recovery, Inc. in Clarion hosted its first Halloween trunk or treat along with many other county agencies and providers.

"We had a

night of giveaways, fun and treats. We wanted to show the community how

much we care as agencies and providers and bring the community together

for a night of fun," said Stephanie Seidle-Weaver.

The purpose of the peer support program is to link individuals with a

peer mentor who serves as a role model and demonstrates that recovery is

possible.

Peer mentors serve as role models in recovery who encourage

individuals to seek treatment when necessary, maintain wellness, take an

active role in their own treatment plans and attend self-help groups

such as Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, and other consumer run support groups.

Peer support services are available only to individuals diagnosed with

serious and persistent mental illness. To be eligible for this service, the individual must obtain a signed referral from

a physician.

To request a referral or for more information about the Roads to Recovery peer support program call Stephanie or Chris of Roads to Recovery at (814) 226-5126.