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.
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.
- Enhancing Relationships
- 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
- 610-384-7711 Ext. 2252
Hours of Operation
Monday thru Friday
8:00am to 4:30pm