Bucks County Meetings

WE HAVE A MEETING FOR YOU!

Wherever you live you are not too far away from a CSP Meeting.

There are three meetings in Bucks County based in the three different geographic regions: Lower, Central and Upper Bucks.

CSP meetings occur monthly with each committee developing its own subcommittees based on topics which are of interest to the individuals attending that particular meeting. Subcommittees, sometimes also called “workgroups” are the place where issues of greatest interest and concern are addressed in more detail.

So come on out, make a connection with CSP and help us make a difference in the lives of persons with mental illness.

Lower Bucks CSP Meetings

2nd Thursday Every Month

Full Committee Meeting     3 PM-5 PM
Subcommittees Meets 2PM to 3PM

Penndel MH Center – Community Room
1517 Durham Rd, Penndel PA 19047

Contact:
Nancy Scheible   267-587-2300 x1104
nscheible@penndelmhc.org

The Lower Bucks CSP is addressing the issue of Homelessness.  After hearing about the lack of knowledge about resources available among those who are homeless, the committee has created a handout on homelessness resources.  It was distributed in the beginning of January to mental health and social service agencies in Bucks County via email and also posted on the CSP website.  There will be printed copies with the goal of having it available at places that individuals who are homeless are likely to find it, the welfare office, libraries  and other agencies throughout Bucks County. 

Also available on the CSP website is the 2015 edition of the Behavioral Health Resource Card – under the Resources/Links Tab at the top of the page.

Another issue the Lower Bucks CSP has been working on is

The Lower Bucks Committee also has a Community Connections Grant Program where they help to fund persons in recovery getting connected to resources and services in their community that they would not be able to afford on their own. A major goal of CSP is an individual’s integration into the communities where the live and work and this program helps further this goal.

For details describing the Grant Eligibility Criteria and the Application click Here

Central Bucks CSP Meetings

1st Wednesday Every Month

Full Committee Meeting     11:00-12:30
Subcommittee Meetings   10:00am – 11:00am

  • Community Education/Advocacy

Lenape Valley Foundation, Downstairs Conference Room
500 North West Street, Doylestown PA 18901    

Contact:
Phil Braun   215-893-5282
philip.braun@lenapevf.org

Folks coming to the Central Bucks CSP have been expressing concerns about the lack of affordable housing in our community and the difficulty people have in trying to find a suitable roommate to help share expenses. The housing issues subcommittee is planning its 2nd roommate matching event bringing together folks in recovery who are looking for roommates in a fun and safe atmosphere.

Lastly, the advocacy subcommittee is working on 2 projects. The first is developing advocacy skills among persons in recovery by developing a comprehensive “Story Telling” workshop that will help people in recovery learn how to utilize their recovery story for public education and advocacy efforts. They are also planning a community education event – a public showing of the acclaimed documentary film “Of Two Minds” which follows the lives of three individuals living with Bipolar Disorder. The goal is to spark a community conversation to help dispel the myths surrounding mental illness and provide individuals with a more realistic look at the lives of persons struggling with mental illness.

Upper Bucks CSP Meetings

2nd Friday every month

Full Committee Meeting     10:30 – 12 PM
Subcommittee Meetings 9:30 to 10:30 AM

  • Community Connections Grants
  • Advocacy

Penn Foundation, Main Building – Univest Conference Room
807 Lawn Ave, Sellersville PA 18960

Contact:
A.J. Derro 267-342-2812
derroaj444@gmail.com

Upper Bucks CSP is also sponsoring an all day Self Advocacy Workshop sometime in the spring for persons in recovery to learn about personal advocacy such as working with their doctor, psychiatrist or mental health professionals, landlord issues etc.

The Upper Bucks Committee, like Central Bucks, is working on a public showing of the acclaimed documentary film “Of Two Minds” which follows the lives of three individuals living with Bipolar Disorder. The goal is to spark a community conversation to help dispel the myths surrounding mental illness and provide individuals with a more realistic look at the lives of persons struggling with mental illness.

Upper Bucks also has a Community Connections Grant Program where they help to fund persons in recovery getting connected to resources and services in their community that they would not be able to afford on their own. A major goal of CSP is an individual’s integration into the communities where the live and work and this program helps further this goal.

For details describing the Grant Eligibility Criteria and the Application click Here

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