Mental Health, Intellectual Disabilities (MHID)
- June 22, 2018
- Vanessa Castano
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The YWCA’s Mental Health, Intellectual Disabilities (MHID) Program empowers individuals with serious mental health and/or intellectual disabilities to develop skills and coping techniques to foster recovery and achieve the maximum level of independence at which they can successfully function.
Medication Monitoring: Individuals are supported to acquire necessary skills to manage medications and control symptoms that would otherwise put them at risk for inpatient care or restrictive living arrangements. This component is managed by our Program Director, our Clinical Supervisor (a Registered Nurse) and a Consulting Psychiatrist.
Referrals and admission to this program are made through program staff and approved by Community Care Behavioral Health, a managed care company. This service is available 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. every day of the year for qualified individuals.
Supported Living Services: These services are available for individuals with mental health and/or intellectual disabilities, and are designed to meet service goals in consultation with the Behavioral Services Unit and support coordinators/case workers.
Services include, but are not limited to budgeting and shopping assistance, nutrition education, and household maintenance support and life skills assistance.