Screening, Assessment, and Referral

HHO utilizes both licensed contract staff and full-time employees to assess and discuss treatment options with potential clients. Upon evaluation of service need, an intake into HHO may be completed, including the development of an individualized Treatment Plan. This plan is designed to assist clients in meeting their psychological and social needs. If, after the initial assessment by a clinician, an individuals needs are deemed best met at a different level of care or by a service that HHO does not offer, a referral is made to a service provider more appropriately matched to their needs.

Individual and Group Therapy for Children

Our outpatient treatment program provides individual, group and family counseling.  We offer comprehensive, coordinated and defined services that may vary in level of intensity.  We address a variety of needs, including, but not limited to: situational stressors, family relations, interpersonal issues, psychiatric illnesses, addictions and mental health issues.  Our program serves individuals with mental health, substance abuse, and co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders. Services are specific to the developmental stage and needs of each client. Treatment is provided in the community as well as at HHO office locations. Substance abuse counseling provides education, support, and the skills needed to battle chemical use/dependency. The goal of the outpatient programs is to provide accessible, comprehensive services responsive to each individual client and for each to obtain their optimal level of functioning in the home and community. This will be evidenced by effective management of psychiatric symptoms and/or substance use. Almost 70% of outpatients met their individualized treatment objective over the course of treatment.

Psychosocial Rehabilitation

Providing opportunities for individuals experiencing mental health or co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders to develop independent living skills. Achievement of this goal leads to a higher level of functioning and a better quality of life, allowing clients to become active participants in their communities. Skills of daily living include development of social, independent living and vocational skills; learning to access community resources; lifestyle changes, recovery principles and practices and understanding the nature of their disorder so they may become more proactive in treatment. The overall philosophy is for the client to become as independent as possible, and for services to be provided in the least restrictive setting. Clients are provided opportunities to interact with others in a positive way in an attempt to integrate them into the community. Meetings are held regularly to facilitate client input regarding program structure. All activities follow an established curriculum and are goal oriented. Supportive services are offered to ensure that the basic needs of the client are met in the community. These needs include, but are not limited to, safe and secure housing, accessing community resources and community integration. Coordination, as needed, is maintained with outside providers (i.e. schools, doctors, employers, and other providers). Efforts are made to maintain contact with clients who may not be attending on a regular basis to ensure maintenance of stability and to assess the need for change in level of care.

Crisis Intervention

HHO's program philosophy is to stabilize individuals who are experiencing an emotional or psychological crisis, so that they can be treated in the least restrictive environment and quickly return to their lives and routines. When possible, the persons natural support system is utilized to aid this process. The goal is to alleviate the crisis experienced by the individual through timely intervention. Objectives are to identify the source of crisis, and to reduce or eliminate acute symptoms of mental illness, emotional distress, or substance abuse.  Services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Psychiatrists are on-call for consultation.  Services include an assessment of level of acuity, crisis counseling and development of a stabilization plan. The program provides a linkage to community resources for on-going services, face to face and telephone intervention.  ‚ÄčThe expected outcome is to alleviate the crises of individuals served and to link them to appropriate resources for continuing treatment. This service is available to any person experiencing acute emotional dysfunction due to a mental/behavioral health crisis situation.

 

Visitation Supervision

Provide supervision for parental/familial visitation sought by professional parties or ordered by the courts.  This service takes place at our office.

Peer/Staff Support

Once clients are in the program they are able to meet with peers that may be experiencing the same issues and are able and encouraged to form relationships with peers so that they are able to get support. Though peer support in encouraged, it is not mandated, BUT staff support for clients and parents is always readily available. Technology today created a variety of ways we can reach out and touch clients and families in times or crisis or need no matter where they may be.

Counseling

One on one sessions with the client in a manner designed to help clients and their families get along better. Communicate better, and improve the way they work with and talk to one another.