Freedom House is a residential treatment program designed to help adults with severe mental illness or with a dual diagnosis of mental illness and mild developmental disability to achieve greater independence by developing vocational and independent living skills.
All programming is built on and linked to the D.R.I.V.E.® for Life foundational principles:
The D.R.I.V.E.® program wraps around the individual to encourage, mentor and educate them in how to set and achieve both short- and long-term goals for lifelong success. A trauma-informed approach will be used throughout the program.
The program provides weekly individual therapy and group therapy with a master’s prepared clinician, along with psychiatric, nursing and behavioral supports. These intensive services address the underlying mental health needs and educational gaps so they may transition successfully to greater independence.
- Clinical assessment.
- Medication administration.
- Nursing, as needed.
- Therapeutic treatment milieu, 24 hours per day.
- Social skills groups.
- Work skills training.
- Independent living skills/moral development.
- Activity therapy.
- Personal care and community living supports.
- Volunteer opportunities.
- Discharge planning.
- Transportation for emergency appointments if other transportation cannot be arranged.
Average length of stay is nine to twelve months.
- Inclusive of all genders, ages 17 or older.
- Individuals have a primary mental illness diagnosis and may be dually diagnosed with a mild intellectual/developmental disability.
- History of institutional foster care or residential services.
- Must meet the requirements for Personal Care in Licensed Specialized Residential Settings as detailed in the Medicaid Provider manual.
- Community Living Supports (CLS) will also be provided, as a complement to, and in conjunction with, Personal Care services.
- Must be motivated to engage in program activities and pursue goals related to education, employment and independent living.
- Individual must not require 24-hour a day medical supervision.
For referral, eligibility and admission questions, please call us at 616.281.0061 (phone prompt #3).