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Community Integrated Recovery Programs

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The Northeast Community Center for Behavioral Health – offers three community integrated recovery centers (CIRC) that provide recovery-oriented site-based and community-based psychiatric rehabilitation programming in conjunction with outpatient mental health treatment.

Our network of programs is designed to serve members with varying degrees of social, emotional, cognitive, co-occurring and psychiatric need who are eighteen years of age or older. Each program provides strong certified peer specialist support and peer government involvement. Members have a wide array of peer and staff-led site based activities/groups, as well as evening and weekend community integration activities which are offered to build each member’s new found sense of accomplishment.

The teams include psychiatrists, clinicians, certified peer specialists and recovery specialists who work with each member from a strength-based approach to help members manage their illness in a manner that promotes normalized adult activities in the community setting, encouraging independent movement towards educational attainment, vocational training, volunteering, and employment.

Further, each CIRC team works to incorporate family, friends and the community into the member’s support team to enhance their overall involvement in the recovery process. Twenty-four hour on-call support is provided.

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Intake: 215-831-2863

Hours of Service:

Monday – Thursday
9:00 am – 9:00 pm

9:00 am – 6:00 pm

The Unity Connection Program offers two options for services to meet the diverse needs of individuals with mental health concerns. The Unity Connection program has been serving the community of Northeast Philadelphia as a community integrated recovery center (CIRC). The Unity Connection I program has activities and groups geared toward the psychiatric and social needs of a younger adult population. The Unity Connection II offers an array of services to specifically meet the needs of older adults.

The Friends Helping Friends Program (FHF) is a community integrated recovery center (CIRC) that focuses on assisting members in meeting their personal goals and gaining symptom stability to re-engage in their communities. The ultimate goal of this program is for members to “graduate” to employment, volunteerism, education and/or social endeavors that positively fill their days, while utilizing less intensive mental health services, as they cope with their symptoms.

The Friends With Friends Program (FWF) is a community integrated recovery center (CIRC) that focuses on recovery, and encourages each member to be the leader in his/her own recovery. FWF provides both psychiatric rehabilitation and clinical outpatient services. One of the strongest points of the program is its warmly welcoming peer community.