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Welcome, Jeff

Posted by on May 18, 2020 in RecentBlogPosts, RecentWork, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Welcome, Jeff

ACCR would like to welcome Jeffery Fitzwilliam as our new Drug and Alcohol Recovery Co-chair! Jeffrey has worked for Consumer Action and Response Team of Allegheny County as an interviewer and currently as the CHIPP/CSP/ACSP Program Coordinator since August 2010. He attended Mt. Lebanon High School, San Bernardino Valley College graduating with an Associate’s Degree in Psychology and Community College of Allegheny County receiving a Drug and Alcohol Counseling Certification. Jeffrey is diagnosed with Co-Occurring Disorders and has been sober...

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Pittsburgh Promise Covid-19 Student Relief Fund

Posted by on May 12, 2020 in RecentBlogPosts | 0 comments

This one is for the Youth! https://pittsburghpromise.org/covid-19-student-relief-fund/ The Pittsburgh Promise created this fund specifically to make sure that students don’t get derailed from their current educational track due to the pandemic. This money is separate from the Promise scholarship. It can be used for things like: food insecurity, mental health co-pays, dorm deposits, dorm furnishings, financial support to pursue college if parent was laid off, and more. Funds are being provided immediately for urgent needs, including food...

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Welcome, Aleta

Posted by on May 6, 2020 in RecentBlogPosts | 0 comments

Welcome, Aleta

Aleta graduated from Edinboro University with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology. With the support of her brother who lives and worked in Pittsburgh for 5 plus years and her best friends, Aleta made the decision to try something new and packed up to move to Pittsburgh. Prior to becoming the Adult Advocate with NAMI Keystone Pa, Aleta was a service coordinator working with people who were experiencing homelessness, living with a mental health diagnosis, and D&A issues. Aleta would connect and support clients with housing, mental, physical...

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Welcome, Adele

Posted by on April 27, 2020 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Welcome, Adele

ACCR would like to welcome Adele Flaherty as a co-chair of the Public Awareness Committee! Adele Flaherty is a PhD Candidate at Duquesne University Center for Healthcare Ethics in Pittsburgh, PA. She was recently elected as co-chair of the Allegheny County Coalition for Recovery’s (ACCR) Public Awareness committee. As an adjunct instructor, she teaches classes related to bioethics and nursing ethics. As a requirement to complete her degree, her dissertation will focus on ethical concerns related to opioid use disorders over the lifespan. When...

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ACCR Promo Card

Posted by on March 27, 2020 in RecentWork, Slider | 0 comments

ACCR Promo Card

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Stress Busters

Posted by on March 21, 2020 in RecentBlogPosts, Slider | 0 comments

Hi Everyone, these are uncertain, stressful times we are living in; so, we thought we would share some stress busters with you: Make art — draw, color, paint, Play a musical instrument. Write a gratitude list Work on a scrapbook or photo album to focus on good memories. Read a book, short story or magazine. Try a new recipe Practice a favorite sport like: putt or drive a golf ball, hit tennis ball off a wall, or shoot hoops. Do a hobby like sewing, knitting, or making jewelry. Play with your kids or pets – outdoors if possible. Listen...

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Virtual Drop-in Groups Now Available

Posted by on March 19, 2020 in RecentBlogPosts, Slider, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Good morning! PMHCA and Youth MOVE PA have established “Virtual Drop-In” groups starting next week. These groups are non-clinical and non-therapeutic! Their goal is to give people a place to socialize and have a conversation with others during this difficult time. There are groups set up for 3 populations: adults, youth and Certified Peers. Please see their flyer, attached below, for further information.   Virtual Drop-Ins (w. Meeting...

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NAMIWalk

Posted by on November 18, 2019 in RecentBlogPosts, RecentWork, Slider, Uncategorized | 0 comments

NAMIWalk

On October 6th, Cyndie Spanier, Co-chair of the ACCR steering committee and member of the Quality Improvement committee, and Saralynn Kramm, Co- chair of the Quality Improvement Committee, attended the 13th annual NAMI walk held at Monroeville Community Park West and promoted ACCR by sponsoring a table. The table included brochures, pamphlets, flyers and various other promotional items.  We had a sign- up sheet for attendees that perhaps were interested in supporting the vision and mission of ACCR.  We were available to answer any questions...

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November 6 is International Stress Awareness Day

Posted by on November 5, 2019 in RecentBlogPosts, Slider | 0 comments

November 6 is International Stress Awareness Day

Self-Care is Important It might sound silly, but self-care is imperative for people to be successful at anything. If we are not taking care of ourselves, then we are less able to take care of important things in our lives, like our work and finances. In light of the upcoming holiday season, and the heightened stress levels that this causes many of us, we at Peerlink would like to provide you with some free and inexpensive ways that you can practice self-care today, and throughout the year. Self-Care Ideas for the Body Give your body ten...

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