Contract Services are utilized to provide services to individuals with disabilities or medical conditions requiring treatment that is outside of the scope of the program. For example, oxygen equipment would be provided by a medical equipment provider to an individual client with this need.
Mental Health Group
The mental health group provides an opportunity for participants to develop an increased understanding of their mental, emotional, and behavioral illnesses. The group is designed to enhance participants’ knowledge of diagnoses and how they affect their daily living. Focus is made on co-occurring disorders including substance abuse to help participants connect how one diagnosis potentially affects another. The group reviews an array of mental health issues and disorders to assist participants in better understanding themselves and each other while promoting and improving socialization. In addition, participants are taught effective management skills of those conditions over time to improve their quality of life. All mental health groups are structured with participants with different mental health diagnosis, levels of functioning, and ages. The dynamics and structure of the group make it therapeutic for all persons involved to have an active part or role in helping each other better learn about their mental health diagnosis, triggers, symptoms, and preferred treatment.
Community Awareness Group (Community Integration)
The goal of the Community Awareness Group is to enhance the development of personal judgment and reasoning regarding appropriate and safe behavior in the public community. This is accomplished by exposing participants to various community resources including but not limited to; libraries, grocery stores, and parks. This allows participants to learn and implement skills hands on with the assistance of trained professionals who understand the needs of each individual. Skills taught include; behavioral management, coping skills, daily living skills, budgeting, and socialization. Community integration is completed, at minimum, weekly to allow participants a consistent opportunity to learn and feel comfortable in community integration. It is the responsibility of H.U.F. staff to promote and encourage the clients to be aware of their treatment barriers and clinical goals prior to integrating in community activities. H.U.F. staff re-iterates, promotes, and encourages all participants to focus on their goals and areas of focus in treatment in Mental Health Group, Life Skills Group, Social Skills Group, and Occupational Skills Group prior to their participation in the community.
Life Skills Groups
The Hope, Unity, and Freedom Center understands our participants succeed more when they are motivated and encouraged. Thus, the Life Skills groups are designed to provide the participants with the self-awareness, motivation, support, and constructs necessary to maintain adequate life skills. Groups will address areas of personal hygiene, nutrition, and finances. This helps prepare and/or expand the participants’ ability to live more independently by making better decisions. Participants use individualized goals to help target areas of improvement in life skills. With the assistance of qualified and licensed mental health professionals, participants are able to build lasting skills over times that help in their recovery and stability. Ultimately, we strive to promote an opportunity for clients to have Hope, Unity, and Freedom in their own life in better managing their mental health.
Social Skills Group
The goal of the social skills groups is for participants to develop healthy social habits to optimize their capabilities in their residence as well as in the community. The group offers training in problem solving skills to aid participants in understanding compromise, perspective, and humility. This group seeks to help improve participants’ judgment and boundary awareness to interact appropriately and positively with others. Participants learn how their diagnoses directly affects their socialization and the help incorporate life and coping skills into daily living to improve socialization with peers and community figures.
Occupational Development Group
The goal of this group is to allow participants to explore untapped skills and abilities which may be beneficial in a vocation or volunteer position. The group provides a variety of pre-vocational services designed to assist participants in developing and improving occupational skills. Valuable supports from staff through structured activities help foster growth in talent and ability. These services include support and education in behaviors related to following directions, attending to tasks, task completion, problem solving, safety, productivity and social relationships. The group helps develop skills which can be used both occupationally and/or domestically.