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Resource Directory by Modalities

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Acute Psychiatric Hospital 

A 24-hour a day inpatient facility usually locked. Staff provides immediate therapeutic response to clients exhibiting acute symptoms of mental illness and related substance induced disorders particularly  focusing on those who are a danger to themselves or others, or are gravely disabled.  The goal of the  program is to stabilize and help the clients re-establish themselves in the community as quickly as possible.

Adjunct Services 

Services that are not directly related to treatment or prevention, but assist the client in maintaining the status achieved during treatment.  Examples of services include vocational training and housing assistance. (Many of the programs that provide adjunct services also provide treatment.)

Adolescent Alcohol/Drug Treatment 

Services are provided to youth between the ages of 12-18.  Treatment services include assessment, treatment planning, individual/group/family counseling, social and recreational activities.

Case Management  

Case management is a participant-centered and goal-oriented process for assessing the needs of an individual for particular services.  Case managers assist the client in obtaining services, reviews participant accomplishments, outcomes and barriers to completing goals.

Community Support Services/Service Teams 

The Community Support Centers are made up of service teams that provide crisis, individual, group, family and case management services.  All the service teams include case managers and a psychiatrist. Only clients with primary mental health diagnosis are accepted.

Crisis Services 

Immediate therapeutic response to clients exhibiting acute distress due to mental illness, or substance abuse  disorders particularly focusing on those individuals who are dangerous to themselves or to others.

Day Care Habilitative 

Day Care Habilitative programs provide counseling and rehabilitative services to clients with substance abuse.  Each client attends the program a minimum of 2-4 hours per session per day, at least 3-5 days a week minimum and have  regularly assigned, structured and supervised treatment services.  Clients live independently, semi-independently or in a supervised care facility.  Services included: individual counseling, group counseling, medication collateral services and crisis intervention.

Day Treatment 

Day treatment provides a structured therapeutic milieu to a group of clients who are at risk of psychiatric hospitalization.  Day treatment provides an alternative to hospitalization and help to maintain clients in the community.  Clients are  seen from 3 to 5 days a week for individual, group and/or family therapy. Psychopharmacologic treatment may also be provided.


A short term residential setting for individuals who require detoxification from abused substances  A structured schedule of activities is an integral part of the program in order to start a new pattern of behavior for the individual.  Physician ordered medication may be ordered if necessary for the client.  Clients enter a recovery treatment program following detoxification.

Medication Support 

Medication support services include prescribing, administering, dispensing and monitoring of medications necessary for maintenance of an individual with symptoms of mental impairment.

Narcotic Treatment Programs 

Any opiate addiction treatment modality which provides individuals addicted to heroin or other opiate drug with daily doses of a legal regulated substitute drug.  Programs generally offer replacement narcotic therapy for the purpose of detoxification or maintenance.  Individual and group counseling are  a part of this treatment modality.

Other Services 

Unique services that are one of a kind and does not  follow a specific service modality.


Services and activities are offered at the program site or other locations in the community. Clients live independently, semi-independently or in supervised care facilities.   Services and activities are designed  to meet the needs of the client and their families.  Services include intake, assessment, treatment planning, individual counseling, group counseling, training/education, social/recreation activities, TB screening, collateral services and crisis intervention. Other specialty services vary with each program.

Prevention (Substance Abuse) 

Provides education and information, alternative (clean and sober) activities, problems identification and referral, and other community-based strategies designed to prevent alcohol and other drug problems and promote healthy behaviors and environments.  These activities take place in many settings in the community such as schools, community centers, churches, treatment facilities and work places.

Residential Treatment (AOD Focus) 

Residential programs operate 24-hours facilities and offer individuals a variety of recovery services and activities designed to address problems resulting from alcohol and drug dependency. Treatment length varies from 3 to 18 months. Services include intake and assessment, treatment planning, individual counseling and group counseling, training/education, social/recreation activities, TB screening and collateral services. Other specialized services vary with individual facilities.

Residential Treatment (MH Focus) 

Residential treatment programs provide therapeutic and social rehabilitation services to seriously and persistently mentally ill adults. Clients receive individual and group counseling, prevocational training, and guidance in development of social skills, confidence, self-esteem and independence. The average length of stay is 6-12 months before moving to a board and care facility, satellite housing, or independent living.

Secondary Prevention (AOD Focus) 

Alcohol and drug secondary prevention strategies focus its efforts on identifying and encouraging substance users in need of treatment to take advantage of those services. The strategies include: early intervention, outreach/intervention, referrals/screening/intake and  intravenous drug use (IDU) Outreach.

Self Help/Peer Support 

Peer support programs are staffed with persons whose qualifications are based primarily on personal experience.  Sharing of experiences and support of peers are the key elements of peer support operated  programs.


Designed to provide mentally ill and/or substance abusing individuals with shelter on a very short stay basis.  Some shelters provide supportive services that enable transition into more permanent housing.

Socialization Centers 

Staff and members at socialization program plan and carry out a safe structured program of social, educational and recreational activities.  An opportunity to work is provided at some centers.


Sub-acute facilities are 24 hour locked facilities providing intensive diagnostic evaluation and treatment services for severely impaired residents suffering from a psychiatric illness.  On admission, a team of mental health professionals makes individual assessments and develops a comprehensive treatment plan.  Services include: medication management, psychosocial rehabilitation,  community outings, grooming, educational, social/recreational activities, family meetings and support groups.  Clients are referred from acute care facilities.

Transitional Living 

Transitional living facilities serve clients transitioning from an institutional setting such as an acute or sub-acute hospital for mentally ill clients or from the criminal justice system back to the community for substance abuse. Clients develop skills to help them live independently.

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