Case Management/Recovery Support

Case Management & Recovery Support


Case Management Services are available to all persons seeking alcohol and other drug treatment. An assessment can be scheduled within 3 days of the person’s first call to us. The primary function of Case Management is to ensure access to both treatment and supportive services which promote recovery from addiction. Case Management also helps secure funding for treatment. Any communication with the program will be treated in a confidential manner.

Case Management Services can provide help with the following:

  • Housing
  • Child care
  • Transportation
  • Vocation/Education
  • Employment
  • Legal Services
  • Alcohol and other drug treatment
  • Basic needs
  • Physical health
  • Mental health
  • Life skills
  • Family/Social

To learn more about Case Management services, contact:

Amy Zimmerman, BS, CAAP

814-781-1700 or 814-837-7691 or 814-788-2080


Helen Schott, BA CCSM

814-642-9541 or 814-486-0653


Nichole Burritt, BS

814-362-6517 or 814-362-3202


Michelle Skrzypek

814-781-1700 or 814-837-7691


Certified Recovery Specialist (CRS) Services

CRS services are available to Cameron-Elk-McKean County adults (18+) struggling with substance abuse or co-occurring disorders who are in need of outreach, mentoring, and peer support at all stages of recovery.

CRS Program Goals

  1. To provide a formal peer-based recovery support program for adults struggling with substance abuse or co-occurring disorders who are in need of outreach, mentoring, and peer support at all stages of recovery to assist individuals before, during, and after treatment.
  2. To extend and enhance the substance abuse treatment service continuum by helping to prevent relapse and promote sustained recovery.

Peer specialists can help clients with their social, vocational, educational and self-care goals in many ways, including (but not limited to):

Relapse support

  • Recognizing the early signs of relapse
  • Implementing recovery strategies
  • Preventing re-admission to higher levels of care  when appropriate
  • Development of a Personal Recovery Plan
  • Recovery Check-ups
  • Phone Support
  • Assisting with interim services when individuals are waiting to access the recommended level of care


  • Identifying educational, occupational and volunteer opportunities
  • Learning to be an active community member


  • Learning how to access and maintain stable housing

 Individual advocacy

  • Discussing recovery or treatment progress/ concerns with the client’s health care providers at the individual’s request  and consent
  • Guiding the client toward taking a proactive role in his or her own treatment  and recovery

Self help

  • Cultivating the ability to make informed, independent choices
  • Connecting with a network of peers who have had similar experiences

Self improvement

  • Planning and facilitating experiences that increase self worth and improve self image

Social networking

  • Teaching skills for initiating and maintaining friendships, family ties and community relationships

Developing communications skills

  • Teaching and modeling assertive communication skills


 Individuals can request discharge at any time by speaking with the Certified Recovery Specialist and/or CRS Coordinator. Individuals will be discharged from CRS services when:

  • Goals of the Individualized Personal Recovery Plan have been substantially met; or
  • Individual requests discharge; or
  • Transfer to another service/level is more clinically appropriate.

Adults interested in Recovery Support Services should contact:

 Alcohol & Drug Abuse Services, Inc.

Certified Recovery Specialist (Cameron & Elk Co.)
Emporium / St. Marys / Ridgway
Phone (814) 781-1700
Fax (814) 781-6137


Certified Recovery Specialist (McKean Co.)
Bradford / Kane / Port Allegany
Phone (814) 362-6517
Fax (814) 362-3202