A place to turn during troubled times
Mental disorders are common in the United States and internationally. An estimated 26.2 percent of Americans ages 18 and older – about one in four adults – suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year. Even though mental disorders are widespread in the population, the main burden of illness is concentrated in a much smaller proportion – about 6 percent, or 1 in 17 – who suffer from a serious mental illness. Many of those with a serious mental illness also have a substance use disorder.
The mission of this agency is to serve those individuals who are the most severely impaired with mental illness and/or chemical dependence using evidence-based practices in the most humane manner possible. We believe all people should be treated with respect and dignity.
We believe that people with mental disorders and substance use disorders can recover. Recovery from mental disorders and substance use disorders is a process that improves health and wellness, provides a self-directed life and allows people to reach their full potential. Recovery includes:
- Overcoming or managing one’s disease(s) as well as living in a physically and emotionally healthy way.
- A stable and safe place to live.
- Meaningful daily activities, such as a job, school, volunteerism, family caretaking, or creative endeavors, and the independence, income, and resources to participate in society.
- Relationships and social networks that provide support, friendship, love, and hope.
- Treatment Interventions
The agency utilizes treatment interventions that include: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Integrated treatment models for co-occurring disorders, Harm Reduction, Motivational Interviewing, and Housing First.
Vision and Goals
Our services promote the following goals:
Safety and Stability
- Children and adults are free from harm
- Children and adults are attending to their mental, physical and chemical health needs
- Residents live and work in communities that support and encourage healthy choices
- Children and adults are in a safe and stable living environment
Self Reliance and Livable Income
- Household have a steady, stable, and legal source of income that provides for basic needs
- There is safe and affordable child care
- Community resources support children and adults
- Children and adults have and use formal health coverage
- Children are school-ready and attend and succeed in school