A 24-hour residential program designed to help adults and children in recovery from mental illness.
Services vary from intensive treatment to learning the skills needed to live more independently.
Services are provided in a variety of settings:
- Residential treatment facilities for children and youths
- Long-term structured residences
- Residential treatment services for adults
- Comprehensive mental health personal care homes
- Community residential rehabilitation (CRR)
- Bridge housing for person with severe and persistent mental illness
- Domiciliary care
- Supported housing
Diversion and Acute Stabilization (DAS) Services for adults
Diversion and Acute Stabilization is a voluntary, temporary, residential treatment option for adults. It is appropriate for those who feel they are in crisis or who are coming out of the hospital following in-patient care for mental illness but still feel they need 24-hour care. DAS is designed to help people get the services they need and yet avoid, or be “diverted” from, hospitalization. Overnight stays and meals are provided. The usual length of stay is one day to two weeks.
Residential Treatment Facility Services for children and youth
Individuals, generally under 18 years of age, may reside in Residential Treatment Facilities (RTFs) while receiving treatment for severe emotional and/or behavioral problems. An RTF is generally only recommended by the youth's doctor (usually a psychiatrist) when other mental health service options have not been successful. Care is provided by doctors, therapists, social workers and child care workers. Staff at the RTF will work with the youth’s school district to make sure the youth’s school needs are met. As in all cases, family involvement is extremely important in the care of the child.