The Mental Health Residential program
is intended to promote successful community living, foster maximum independence, and prevent psychiatric hospitalizations and/or involvement with
the criminal justice system for adults with serious mental illness (including adults with co-occurring disorders). Individuals enrolling in the program require support services to function independently in the community. These individuals may reside in their own or family apartments/homes, in apartments/houses provided by non-profit community partners, in townhouses owned or leased by the CS, or may be homeless and staying in shelters, cars, tents in the woods, etc.
The Mental Health Supported Living Services provides in community support services and active case management, individual and/or group therapy or psycho-education groups for enrolled clients as needed and coordination of client services.
The Shepherd Houses and PATH Team provides active case management and support services to individuals who live in residences provided by a non-profit community partner ― Good Shepherd Housing Foundation. The residences include Shepherd I, Shepherd II, and Grayson House. Residence in one of these houses (Shepherd I) is limited to consumers who are homeless and require supported housing because of a serious mental illness (SMI). The other two houses do not require homelessness for entry ― entry is based on SMI and level of service need alone. None of the houses provide 24/7 on-site staff supervision.
Services for the homeless is provided for those who have a serious mental illness. Staff work in the shelters and other community sites in an effort to engage individuals in treatment and connect them to mainstream resources. Community Services also is a partner n community organizations (particularly the Continuum of Care) whose mission is to provide services for/end homelessness in PWC.
Intensive Treatment Team (a “budding” Intensive Community Treatment [ICT] team) provides team-based intensive in-community active case management and support services to individuals diagnosed with SMI or co-occurring disorders who are resistant or unable as a result of their illness to access office-based services and are at high-risk of psychiatric hospitalization, homelessness, or incarceration without intensive in community
based services. Services are provided to individuals who live in independent apartments or homes, CS owned/leased townhouses, or who are homeless. Staff meet with clients an average of 3 times each week and, upon enrollment or during periods of crisis, may meet with clients in their homes or in the community one or more times each day.