Services

Arts & Crafts This allows opportunities to work through emotions while providing a way to meet new friends. Each center has a large art room to put your imagination to use (members can create paintings, sculptures, jewelry, and much more). Turn your hobby into a way to earn extra money.

Clothing Closet: S.T.A.R. members can shop once a week in the clothing closet with S.T.A.R. dollars, through their participation in chores and learning of independent living skills at the center.

Counseling:Individual and group counseling for members with a referral from their primary clinical team. Topics include anger management, substance abuse, and trauma informed care.

Exercise and Recreation: S.T.A.R. recognizes the need for physical health wellness along with mental health wellness. There is gym equipment located at each S.T.A.R. center that members may use. S.T.A.R. also offers a field trip to the local gym for more opportunities to exercise

Food Share: S.T.A.R. members can shop once a week in the food share with S.T.A.R. dollars, (earned through volunteering) to extend their budgets to purchase additional food and hygiene items for home.

Fun Bunch: Program provides transportation and community activities primarily in the evenings, to reduce isolation, re-engage in the community, and improve social skills.

General Education: S.T.A.R. believes in life long learning. Each center has a lending library and open computer labs. Basic computer skills classes are available.

Independent Living Skills: S.T.A.R.’s life skill program enables members to learn the general skills necessary to be independent. Individuals can learn computer skills, resume writing, interviewing skills, how to create a budget, understand nutrition, basic cooking, and meal planning. Certifications available: CPR, First Aid, Food Handler Card, Peer Certification, and Non-Violent Crisis Intervention.

Nutrition: Meals are served at each S.T.A.R. center. Members are eligible to eat lunch or dinner if they participate in at least one recovery group and complete a chore for the day.

Peer Discharge Care Coordination: This is a 90-day wrap-around service aimed to provide support, stabilize individuals and develop stronger, natural and community-based support systems to improve their path of recovery after a psychiatric hospitalization.A S.T.A.R. Discharge Coordinator (who is a peer) will be the primary contact. That person will work to coordinate care with the individual, inpatient team, clinical team, PCP, family, and support networks.

Peer Support: S.T.A.R.’s use of peer delivered services is a best practice for instilling hope and improved resiliency to help each person achieve their goals. Members develop tools t reduce symptoms and improve social skills though one-on-one conversations and facilitated groups.

Physical Health and Wellness: FREE Integrated Care for S.T.A.R. members with no insurance or those on participating health plans. Ongoing monitoring and treatment for: diabetes, high blood pressure, COPD, weight management, and hypertension. Ongoing education on living with these conditions. Preventative care including: smoking cessation, flu and pneumonia vaccines, well-woman and well-man exams, and over-the-counter medications. Access to prescriber, medical evaluations, medical prescriptions, and labs at no cost to the member.

Socialization and Field Trips: S.T.A.R. encourages members to attend groups to build their socialization skills, participate in outings, and social events. S.T.A.R. offers field trips to members so that they can practice the skills learned while participating in groups.

Transportation: S.T.A.R. Shuttle services offered to members within the geographical boundaries. Members who live outside the boundary line may choose to take the bus or arrange transportation with their clinical team.

Young Adult Program: Program provides specialized groups, activities, and outings for individuals 18-25 years old.