Our vision is to provide adults with mental disabilities who seek the opportunity to be productive members of society the tools they need to achieve their goals in independence.
Mental illnesses can affect persons of any age, race, religion, or income. Mental health disorders are not the result of personal weakness, lack of character, or poor upbringing. Mental illnesses are treatable. Most people diagnosed with a serious mental illness can experience relief from their symptoms by actively participating in an individual treatment plan. Mental illness is thought to be caused by a combination of biological, psychological, and environmental factors.
Our goal is to provide adults with mental illness seeking the opportunity to be productive members of society the tools they need to achieve their goals in independence. To that end, the Independence Center endeavors to provide quality rehabilitative programs, vocational training, and other support services that allow for reintegration into full social functioning, serving effected individuals and their community.
We take an holistic approach to behavioral health services and recovery.
This work study program is designed to help Members with every step of finding, obtaining and maintaining long-term and meaningful employment through ongoing partnerships and individualized vocational case management, as well as providing support to partnering employment companies & HR departments.
Meant to "restore community functioning", PSR is designed to optimize potential for interpersonal & occupational proficiency through various development techniques, allowing Members to overcome social boundaries by recognizing and adapting to functional deficits in order to achieve their highest functioning level.
We retain five local housing developments, providing housing with 24-hour crisis response and on-site case management. We are also dedicated to our relationships with local housing authorities and providers, which offer additional housing options, and we coach Members to understand housing responsibilities include budget management.
The MISA (Mental Illness/Substance Abuse) group is a support group for Members who have a history of both mental illness and substance abuse. The group discussions utilize traditional 12-step concepts of recovery along with an eclectic mix of information from other self-help groups.
In order to achieve balanced wellness, we address all problems associated with inadequate health resources, including nutritional counseling, preventive screenings, meal planning & preparation, fitness instruction, exercise facility use, smoking cessation, stress reduction & more.
Soon, Members will be able to schedule an appointment with their Medicare Doctor via phone and/or video communication technologies. Our services will include health education services, remote monitoring of vital signs, ECG or blood pressure and remote doctor-patient consultations.