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:
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.
Our services promote the following goals:
Safety and Stability
Self Reliance and Livable Income