Mental Health Program

The Mental Health program consists of three levels of housing with varying staff supports offered at each level. Our Community Residence (CR) Opportunities programs offer the residents 24-hour a day staffing. Residential Counselors support residents by providing support, training, and assistance independent living such as shopping, cooking, money management, medication management, use of community services, and independent living skills. Symptoms management training and support is the cornerstone of the CR treatment model.   Rent includes food, furnishings, maintenance, and repairs, as well as other incidental expenses.

In our Apartment Treatment Apartment program (ATP) , the participants are independent in many areas of daily living but may continue to require minimal support and supervision. Trained staff make visits a few times per week and are available 24 hours a day via a beeper for emergencies.

Individuals in this program live with two others. Connectivity to the local community supporting recreational, employment and healthy lifestyles takes priority in the ATP opportunity.  

For the above-noted programs, individuals are encouraged to participate in some form of structured daytime opportunity such as attending Personal Recovery Oriented Services (PROS), vocational training, supported employment, volunteering and educational opportunities.  All medical and psychiatric services are provided on an outpatient basis by local providers.

Each participant is involved in creating their own Individual Service Plan with the assistance of the interdisciplinary team to help them achieve their own goals and address any areas of need to aid them in increasing their level of independence. This plan and the participants’ progress. 

The emphasis in these programs is to have the participants gain skills to aid them in functioning in their daily life and move toward more independent living. The Mental Health program also provides Supported Housing opportunities. Unlike the previously discussed programs, these sites are not licensed by the Office of Mental Health. The residents of this program live with two others and are self-sufficient for the most part but may receive assistance to access necessary services. Services may include securing alternative permanent housing, case management, mental health rehabilitation, respite, social opportunities, medical and employment supports. The sites are furnished, and general utilities are included in the rent. Rent is calculated at 30% of the participant’s income for the month.

Rob Melnick

Mental Health Program Director

631-727-6220 EXT 273

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