Mental Disability Inclusion
Our Foundation, New Faces, provides social services for people with mental disabilities, both psychological problems and also the mentally challenged. Our programs cover three types of care: residential, outpatient and homecare. We see more than 1,300 patients monthly.
Work Preparation Center: An outpatient program where people with mental disabilities learn job skills for the purpose of employment and/or advanced placement in employment. Programs for employment training include these three: Social Skills, Labor Skills and Work Habits.
Day Center: Through this program, people with mental disabilities can attend workshops and participate in activities on weekdays, according to their specific needs and interests. At the Day Center, programs are designed to develop the skills needed to improve the patient’s living conditions whether they are living independently or at home with their family, strengthen their independence, improve social skills and community involvement. Various workshops and activities focus on: learning personal skills, improving physical and mental health, participating in sports, recreation and cultural activities that reinforce their rights and civic participation. The development of these skills enhances their prospects for employment in the workplace.
Mental Health Program for the Homeless: An outpatient program that provides specialized care for homeless people with mental disabilities to help them stabilize their physical and mental health as well as their family and work relationships, depending on their needs, abilities and interests. The work is done on the street, in hostels or other places where this population is found. Services include: psychiatric care and occupational therapy, coordination for office visits for personal care, help in developing a personal plan, self-care and personal relationships.
Family Support Program: A support program for families and caregivers who have a family member with mental disabilities. We provide
guidance and support to strengthen the family and to learn how to live with the disability, to encourage the relationships with neighbors, and coordinate access to social services based on their needs and requirements.
Independent Living: Services for people with mental disabilities who live independently and require some assistance and partial supervision to maintain independent living. We provide home support services including visitations by professionals who go to their homes or workplaces.
Extended Stay Center: Residential programs for people with mental disabilities who require supervision and assistance 24 hours a day. We provide comprehensive care in the areas of: basic health care and rehabilitation through occupational therapy. We also work to help strengthen their relationships with family and/or community.
Assisted Living (Basic to moderate supervision): Mixed residential programs for people with mental disabilities who are able to live independently in a home environment yet require basic to intermediate level of supervision. Depending on the needs of the patient, assistance ranges from a few hours a week to 24 hours/day. Homes are designed for 6 or 8 people and are located in residential neighborhoods in the Metropolitan Region.
Assisted Living (Constant Care): Mixed residential programs for people with severe mental disabilities who require assistance and care 24 hours/day. Homes are designed for 6 or 8 people and are located in residential neighborhoods in the Metropolitan Region.
We partner with local and community service providers depending on the needs for physical and mental health care, as well as social services including: Community Health Centers, Hospitals, Rehabilitation Day Centers, and other community organizations.