Are you living with a Severe Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI) and looking to become more independent and comfortable in society? This program will help you learn and refine your life skills. You get the opportunity to build your own schedule, learn in a familiar setting, and take the pressure off by learning coping skills and medication management.
- Life skills training
- Medication and wellness management training
- Emotional support
- Clinical and professional support
- Ongoing rehabilitation resources
- Intervention and risk reduction
What is the program like?
This program takes place during the day in the familiar classroom setting. You pick courses to create your own schedule: options include life skills such as cooking or finances and banking, as well as wellness practices such as coping techniques and medication management. We rotate options on a regular basis based on needs and requests. Transportation can be arranged if you don’t have your own vehicle, and professionals such as psychiatrists, nurses, therapists and social workers are available on site.
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What does PROS stand for?
PROS stands for Personalized Recovery Oriented Services. It is a comprehensive program for individuals with severe and persistent mental illness. The goals are to improve functioning, reduce inpatient utilization and emergency services, reduce contact with the criminal justice system, increase employment, attain higher levels of education and secure housing.
Do I have to attend PROS for five days a week or can I go for two or three?
No, you do not have to attend five days a week. PROS is a flexible individualized program designed to meet your needs. Schedules are developed with you based on your wants, needs and recovery goal. You can attend one class a week or twenty!
What insurance does PROS take?
PROS takes Medicaid and Managed Care through Medicaid at this time.
What kinds of classes are offered at PROS?
A variety of classes are offered; please see the attached monthly calendar. Classes change every three months.
Can I self-refer or does a therapist/doctor need to make the referral?
Therapists/doctors make referrals for the program. Self-referrals are accepted
Where is Beacon PROS? Is transportation provided?
MHA’s Beacon PROS is located 451 Fishkill Avenue (Route 52) in Beacon.
Medical Transportation (MAS) provides transportation to Medicaid recipients.
Who can I speak to for more information?
Kristi Howard, LMSW can be reached at (845) 473-2500 ext. 1213, Monday through Friday from 9 am – 5 pm.
How do I participate?
You must be over 18 and have a pre-diagnosed Severe and Persistent Mental Illness. If you are curious and want to sit in on a class, feel free to drop by! All classes take place at 451 Fishkill Avenue in Beacon. You can also call Kristi at 845-473-2500 ext 1213 to set up an appointment. To download the PROS referral form, click here.