MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAMS

Senior Network is a social and recreational program for older adults (55 and over) who are diagnosed with a mental illness and are Nassau County Residents.  Maryhaven’s Senior Network is the only program of this nature in Nassau County; it is funded by OMH to meet the changing needs of the aging mentally ill population.  It offers activities that promote physical and mental health as well as support the individual’s independence and integration with resources in the community.

It addresses the social/recreational needs of its participants and provides weekly activities and social events that allow the individual to meet and mingle with others, reduces isolation and provides fellowship for all. The program is dedicated to providing a supportive and enriching environment where seniors come to interact with their peers. It offers a safe environment for families to know that their loved one is being cared for by compassionate, caring and well trained mental health staff.

The program includes planned activities ranging from community based outings, open library, movies, current events, memory stimulation activities, adaptive physical activities such as balloon volleyball, bowling. 

The program is open to Nassau County residents with a diagnosis of mental illness.  There is no fee for the program.  If the individual is a Medicaid recipient Free Lunch and Metro cards are provided.  If the person does not have Medicaid lunch can be purchased for a set fee and Metro cards can be purchased by the participant in the community.

Senior Network operates Monday through Friday from 10:00 AM to 2:30PM but people are welcome to join our breakfast club that operates from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM.

There is NO FEE for this dynamic program.  There is no transportation but staff will assist the referral with accessing paid transportation services within the community.  Metro Cards are provided if the person is capable to travel independently. .

Drop in Program is a social and recreational program for adults with mental illness. This program provides an environment for the individuals to develop positive, mutual support relationships in a social setting.  This program also provides a bridge for the individuals as they reach their individual goals in PROS and are transitioning to work or living in the community.  It addresses the social/recreational needs of its participants and provides weekly activities and social events that allow the individual to meet and mingle with others, reduces isolation and provide fellowship for all.

The program includes planned activities ranging from community based outings, open library, book club, movies, open art studio, creative self expression, physical activities and current events. The program is dedicated to providing a supportive and enriching environment where individuals come to interact with their peers.
The program is open to Nassau County residents with a diagnosis of mental illness.  There is no fee for the program.  If the individual is a Medicaid recipient Free Lunch and Metro cards are provided.  If the person does not have Medicaid, lunch can be purchased for a set fee and Metro cards can be purchased by the participant in the community.

The Drop In Program operates Monday through Friday from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM but people are welcome to join our breakfast club that operates from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM

Maryhaven Horizon PROS (Personalized Recovery Oriented Services) is a recovery oriented program for individuals with mental illness and or co-occuring mental health and chemical dependency issues that offers assessment, treatment, family support, structured skill development and medication management.  The goal of the five-day a week program is to integrate treatment, support and rehabilitation in a manner that facilitates an individual’s recovery.  At HORIZONS PROS, the individual is encouraged to make choices about their future and life roles

There are four service components that are offered:

  • Community Rehabilitation and Support These services consist of activities and services that are designed to engage and assist individual in managing their illness and restoring those skills that are necessary to support living successfully in the community
  • Intensive Rehabilitation These services are designed to assist the individual in attaining specific life goals such as a higher level of education, securing housing or employment.  They may also be used to reduce the risk of hospitalization or increase an individual’s ability to deal with substance abuse issues and prevent relapse.
  • Ongoing Rehabilitation and Support  The ORS component provides supports to assist individuals in managing their symptoms in the competitive workplace. Staff from HORIZON PROS work with the client, their employer either at the work place or in the community.
  • Clinical Treatment Clinic services are provided on site to provide a recovery and rehabilitation focused disability management approach integrated with the treatment services such as medication management, clinical counseling, health assessments and counseling.

We offer many specialty groups and activities to foster recovery and enhance self expression.  Here is a sampling of these groups: Life Skills Training, Peer Run Support Groups, Culinary Skills Training, Computers and Business, Creative Arts, Crafts & Exhibits and Sports and Recreation. 
Horizon PROS is an environment that promotes independence, recovery and positive self expression.  These services are offered by a caring, compassionate team of professions who truly make a difference in the lives of others. 

Personalized Recovery Oriented Services East-The PROS East program is committed to assisting individual s in recovering from the disabling effects of serious mental illness through the coordinated delivery of a customized array of rehabilitation, treatment, and support services. The program's time-limited , goal focused, intensive rehabilitation can be accessed by an individual at various points during their recovery process. Ongoing rehabilitation and support allow Maryhaven staff to offer continued assistance to an individual who has secured a job; and the clinical treatment component allows treatment services to be full integrated in to the rehabilitation planning and service provision.

The Teen Treatment Program-A program for adolescents between the ages of 12-17, with a history of substance abuse, and their families. The Teen Treatment Program provides education, prevention, intervention and treatment.

Psychosocial Club- A person centered program that empowers individuals with a mental illness to make a difference in their lives by learning needed social skills and leisure activities so as to be well integrated into the community.


Residential Programs for people with Mental Health Needs                                 

Recovery House

Recovery House is a residential facility for men who are in recovery from alcohol and/or substance dependence.  The 20-bed residence located in Plainview provides a supportive environment in which counseling and rehabilitative services are given to residents, families and significant others.  The average length of stay ranges between 6 and 9 months; however this can be individualized based on circumstances and needs.  The program is designed to assist residents in their recovery from alcohol/substance abuse problems.  Individual residents work to restore or enhance their sense of self and connection to the community in order to establish a productive lifestyle.

Mercy Hall

Mercy Hall is a 22 bed residential facility for females who are in recovery from alcohol and/or substance dependence.  The residence is located in Freeport and is designed to meet to special needs of women in recovery.  Mercy Hall offers a supportive environment in which counseling and rehabilitative services are given to residents, families and significant others with  the ultimate goal of achieving a vocation and independent lifestyle.  The average length of stay ranges between 6 and 9 months; however this can be individualized based on circumstances and needs.  Individual residents work to restore or enhance their sense of self and connection to the community in order to establish a productive lifestyle.

New Hope

New Hope is a 30-bed medically monitored crisis center that offers protective care to individuals who are in a situational crisis as a result of alcohol or substance abuse problems.  It is located at 150 Buffalo Ave, Freeport N.Y.  The unit is designed for individuals who present with uncomplicated withdrawal symptoms that do not require medical detoxification.  The unit also accepts clients from hospital detoxification programs who have completed medical detoxification and are awaiting placement in an inpatient drug or alcohol treatment program.  Additionally referrals are accepted from hospital emergency rooms, outpatient and inpatient treatment programs, legal systems that include police departments, parole, probation, legal aid, TASC, Bail Bonds, self-referrals, and walk-ins