Peer Delivered or Operated Support Services: programs and services that
provide individuals with opportunities to learn and share coping skills and strategies,
move into more active assistance and away from passive roles, and to build and/or
enhance self-esteem and self-confidence.
- Peer Support Specialists: Peer specialist services provide individuals
with opportunities to support, mentor and assistant beneficiaries to achieve
community inclusion, participation, independence, recovery, resiliency and/or
- Drop-In Center: Peer-Run Drop-In Centers provide an informal, supportive
environment to assist beneficiaries with mental illness in the recovery process.
Targeted Case Management: a service that assists consumers design and implement
strategies for obtaining services and supports that are goal-oriented and individualized.
Group home and Community Living Supports: services designed to assist a consumer
remain in the community while working on skills that increase or maintain personal
self-sufficiency, facilitating an individual’s achievement of his goals of community
inclusion and participation, independence or productivity.
Assertive Community Treatment (ACT): is a set of intensive clinical, medical
and psychosocial services provided by a mobile multi-disciplinary treatment team.
ACT provides basic services and supports essential to maintaining the consumer’s ability
to function in community settings, including assistance with accessing basic needs through
available community resources, such as food, housing, and medical care and supports to
allow beneficiaries to function in social, educational, and vocational settings. ACT
services are based on the principles of recovery and person-centered practice and
are individually tailored to meet the needs of the beneficiary. Services are provided
in the beneficiary's residence or other community locations by all members of the
Clubhouse Psychosocial Rehabilitation:
A clubhouse program is a community-based psychosocial rehabilitation program in which
the consumer (also called clubhouse "members"), with staff assistance, is engaged in
operating all aspects of the clubhouse, including food service, clerical, reception,
janitorial and other member supports and services such as employment, housing and
education. Through the activities of the ordered day, clubhouse decision-making
opportunities and social activities, individual members achieve or regain the confidence
and skills necessary to lead vocationally productive and socially satisfying lives.
Short Term Outpatient: The short term Outpatient team serves adults who are diagnosed with severe
mental illness, emotional impairment or adjustment difficulties that interfere with
their ability to function in the home, school, community, or work place. These
individuals may also have a substance abuse disorder. A welcoming approach to promote
a therapeutic alliance or engagement with therapy is utilized. The treatment philosophy
is empathetic, optimistic and hopeful so that treatment becomes a tool for recovery.
Outpatient therapy services are typically brief (1-8) sessions.
Supported/Integrated Employment Services: Provide job development, initial
and ongoing support services, and activities as identified in the individual plan of
services that assist consumers obtain and maintain paid employment that would otherwise
be unachievable without such supports.
Fiscal Intermediary Services: services that assist the consumer meet
their goals of community participation and integration, independence or productivity
while controlling his individual budget and choosing staff who will provide the
services and supports.
SOAR- Social Security Outreach, Assistance and Recovery: a special social
security program for homeless consumers. It is a fast track for Social Security
benefits( taking 2 months or less for the approval and first SSI/ SSDI check.)
Lisa Jennings - Department Head
Jan Weingart - Targeted Case Management Supervisor
Shari Weber - Targeted Case Management supervisor
Michelle Kinsey - Vivian rd Home Manager
Jennifer Pirlot - ACT Supervisor