Recovery Resource Center - Coatesville Veterans Affairs Medical Center
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Coatesville Veterans Affairs Medical Center


Recovery Resource Center

The Recovery Resource Center is a Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Center (PRRC) whose aim is to promote recovery, education, and adjustment into communities for those veterans who have a primary diagnosis of Serious Mental Illness (SMI).

The PRRC is an outpatient, transitional, learning environment that is specifically designed to teach skills that are needed for defining and achieving self-chosen mental health recovery and community integration goals.

Getting Started

Veterans considered appropriate for the program will participate in an intake assessment. The intake of the PRRC consists of a psychosocial assessment and health screening. During the intake, PRRC staff gain an understanding of Veterans' needs and the best treatment for them. Veterans will be assigned to a PRRC staff member, called a Recovery Coach. Recovery Coaches help determine recovery goals and will complete a recovery plan in the first month of the program. Veterans are able to choose groups they would like to attend. Please note: Veterans will continue to see their psychiatrist, medical provider, and other mental health/substance abuse providers as scheduled or as needed.

Types of Services Available

We have a number of groups available that should meet Veterans' individual needs. Our schedule changes every 4 months to provide a variety of choices to Veterans.

Services include, but are not limited to...

  • Education – Veterans will learn about mental illness, including the effects of stress, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options.
  • Work/Volunteer
  • Communication
  • Enhancing Relationships
  • Self-Advocacy
  • Daily Living Activities
  • Healthy Living
  • Community Resources & Public Transportation
  • Leisure & Recreation
  • Illness & Addictions Management (i.e., controlling symptoms, maintaining abstinence/sobriety)
  • Peer Support
  • Individual & group counseling
  • Wellness Monitoring
  • Supported Employment
  • Coordination of care between multiple service providers
  • Family/Supporter education and skills development

For more information on the PRRC contact:

Dr. Jenna Mercadante
Psychosocial Rehabilitation & Recovery Center (PRRC)
Building 7 Basement (116D), Room B14
(610) 384-7711 Ext. 2252
Fax: (610) 466-2235

Contact Info


  • Building 7
    Room B14

Contact Number(s)

  • 610-384-7711 Ext. 2252

Hours of Operation

  • Monday thru Friday
    8:00am to 4:30pm