HOPE COUNSELING CENTER. Outpatient counseling is provided to assist individuals with mental health issues. Services are designed to allow individuals to receive treatment within their communities while working and living at home. Referral to rehabilitation programs is also offered. To contact us at the outpatient clinic, please E-mail us at outpatientmh@consortium-inc.org.

CHESTNUT PLACE CLUBHOUSE. The Clubhouse is a psychiatric rehabilitation program, based on the Clubhouse model developed by Fountain House in New York City. The program provides a "work-ordered day" and employment opportunities to adults with mental illness. The work-ordered day is divided into work "units" where members use and strengthen their talents as they contribute to the operation of the Clubhouse. The Clubhouse gives members the opportunity to improve their skills, have a place to belong, interact together, and gain employment through the Transition Employment Program, and work towards independence. Services are also available to consumers who are hearing impaired. E-mail information chestnutplace@consortium-inc.org.

SEEDS OF HOPE. The program offers a combination of psychiatric rehabilitation services, peer support services and outpatient treatment services. Services are consumer driven, emphasizing four pillars: Community Integration, Family Inclusion & Leadership, Peer Culture/Peer Support/Peer Leadership and Recovery Planning.  The Consortium is also encouraging a holistic approach to care, so we will also be including an emphasis on the Wellness of individuals. Services can be delivered either on site or off site in the community.  This offers our members many more opportunities to learn to further integrate and find natural supports in the community. We will continue to support the many individuals in program who are already working, pursuing their education and/or in vocational programs, while encouraging and supporting those individuals just beginning their quest to do so. contact us at partial@consortium-inc.org.

RESOURCE COORDINATION. The Resource Coordination Unit provides assistance for adults with serious mental illness who have mild to moderate difficulty in social, job-related, or daily living skills. All referrals must be made and approved through the Philadelphia Behavioral Heath System. Contact the Resource Coordination unit for more information at rc@consortium-inc.org.

TARGETED CASE MANAGEMENT. This program provides individualized in-community support for adults with serious mental illness. Services include 24 hour-a-day, 7 day-a-week crisis response. Intensive Case Management provides case management and crisis intervention services to specified individuals with severe and persistent mental illnesses. The unit uses a community support model for consumer care and assists with medical, financial, and housing needs, as well as mental health issues. All referrals must be made and approved through Philadelphia Behavioral Health System. Contact us at icm@consortium-inc.org.

MOBILE CRISIS UNIT. The Mobile Crisis Unit is designed to handle psychiatric emergencies for individuals 18 and older and for businesses located in the West Philadelphia area. Services include but are not limited to: on-site evaluations, arranging voluntary and involuntary hospitalization, and crisis intervention. Referrals come from Mercy Crisis Response Center, and through Philadelphia Behavioral Health System. Contact Mobile Crisis for more information. mobilecrisis@consortium-inc.org.

CONTINUITY OF CARE SPECIALIST. This service provides consumers discharged from psychiatric hospitals and their families, with assistance and support accessing the large number of community services available to them. Significant aspects of the work include consulting with in-patient staff and assisting with discharge planning. Heavy emphasis is placed on linking discharged consumers into needed Consortium programs and other programs of the consumer's choice. To contact the Continuity of Care Specialist, the e-mail is continuity@consortium-inc.org.

HEALTH OPPORTUNITIES THAT PROMOTE EMPOWERMENT (HOPE) is a breast health awareness campaign providing education about breast cancer prevention, detection and services to individuals in service and staff. Program participants are referred for breast health screening services at local hospitals and clinics and support is provided by a Care Coordinator when necessary.
HOPE is funded through a grant from the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Philadelphia.


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