Department of Behavioral Health and intellectual disability services

The City of Philadelphia has integrated its behavioral health care and intellectual disability services into one comprehensive system, the Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS). DBHIDS components provide services through a network of agencies while collaborating with the Philadelphia School District, child welfare and judicial systems, and other stakeholders.


Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery

The Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery is a peer run 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides training, consultation, and program activities to support the wellness, recovery, community inclusion and peer support journeys of individuals. They work with the owners of WRAP® materials at Advocates for Human Potential (AHP) to ensure the fidelity and quality implementation of WRAP® Facilitation in the healthcare system.  They further enhance the effectiveness of recovery groups, healthcare providers, healthcare organizations, and healthcare systems that seek to support individuals’ recovery and wellness.

Peer Support and Advocacy network

Peer Support and Advocacy Network (PSAN) is a consumer-run non-profit (501(c)3) organization offering peer support to individuals with mental illness through a variety of programs. All programs focus on recovery and the provision of hope and understanding.


The Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion

The Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion receives funding as a Rehabilitation Research and Training Center through the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR). Through collaboration, the center aims to conduct state-of-the-art research and knowledge translation activities to improve opportunities for community inclusion of individuals with psychiatric disabilities. The center is directed by leading researchers with expertise in community inclusion and participation in partnership with individuals who have lived experience with serious mental health issues, policymakers, and providers.


Pennsylvania Peer Support Coalition

The Pennsylvania Peer Support Coalition is a statewide network of people who use their own experiences with mental health to support others. All Coalition members are people who use peer support skills to inspire hope that recovery from mental illness is possible. They believe that everyone who offers peer support to others deserves support too. The Coalition offers this support. They provide trainings and education about peer support and recovery, and we help create peer support networking groups. They also advocate for the needs of people who provide peer support.

Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumers' Association

The Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumers' Association (PMHCA) is a statewide member organization providing information, referrals and supports to people who are receiving services or in recovery from a mental illness in Pennsylvania.PMHCA also advocates on issues directly related to mental health recovery and services in Pennsylvania both for individuals and system-wide.