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Appendix A: Adult Services

Descriptions of adult services that BAMSI provides.

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Behavioral Health

Adult Community Clinical Services (ACCS): Is designed to improve the quality of life and support recovery process for adults with mental health needs. ACCS provides comprehensive services to individuals referred to BAMSI from the Department of Mental Health. ACCS utilizes a recovery-based model through person-centered care which requires the active involvement of persons served and their support network.

Adult Day Treatment Center: A recovery-oriented therapeutic day program for adults with mental health needs. The primary focus is group treatment to improve functional skills essential to successful independent living. The program teaches living skills that help build relationships and connections to the community, helping to manage symptoms associated with mental health and engaging in meaningful activity.

The Clubhouse: Supports its members in their recovery to improve quality of life and sense of self-worth, including employment, education, health and wellness, community linkage, life skills, housing as well as social and recreational activities.

Individual & Family Counseling: People with wide ranging mental health needs are served at the Whitman Counseling Center, an outpatient mental health clinic, as well as outreach services in various locations coordinated with local public and private agencies. Resources are maximized for those served, promoting success in all aspects of life—family, work and community.

Recovery Learning Communities (RLC): Dedicated to promoting the empowerment of peers and their families in a caring recovery community, the RLC is completely peer-run relying heavily on the 10 recovery principles. The Southeast Area RLC offers social groups, support groups and peer staff who value lived experience.

Developmental/Intellectual Disabilities and Autism Services

Residential Services: Residential homes with 24-hour staff supervision are available for individuals with a wide-range of developmental needs. Homes are designed to provide an environment that is stimulating, supportive and promotes integration in the community.

Day Habilitation: Services for individuals with developmental/intellectual disabilities and brain injury ensuring each person receives needed support to achieve personal and life-fulfilling goals.

Employment & Volunteer Services: Assists individuals with intellectual disabilities, acquired brain injuries and mental health challenges to secure community-based employment. BAMSI believes that all persons should have opportunities to perform work that is valued, enabling all individuals to achieve success with appropriate supports.

Individual Supports: Support for those selected to live independently in their own home with limited assistance from staff.

Medical/Physical and Brain Injury Services

Brain Injury Residential Network: Residential homes provide 24-hour staff supervision and nursing support for individuals with Traumatic and Acquired Brain Injury.

Brain Injury Community Center: Designed to enhance life for those 22 years of age or older with a documented Acquired or Traumatic Brain Injury. Centers are designed to support members in achieving self-sufficiency through education, employment and self-advocacy. Working collectively with staff and one another, members improve informed decision-making, enhance general health and wellness, while building independent and functional living skills to more fully enjoy all aspects of community living.

Day Habilitation: Services for individuals with developmental/intellectual challenges and brain injury, ensuring each person receives medically necessary and person-centered support to achieve personal and life-fulfilling goals.

Enrichment Centers: One-stop community centers that support the needs of adults with Acquired Brain Injury and Money Follows the Person (MFP) waiver funding.

Employment & Volunteer Services: Assists individuals with developmental/intellectual disabilities, acquired brain injuries and mental health challenges to secure community-based employment. BAMSI believes that all persons should have opportunities to perform work that is valued, enabling success with appropriate supports.

Family Training & Support: The Money Follows the Person (MFP) waivers support adults and their [families] to transition from long-term settings to the community. One important element in the development of an individual’s care plan, through the MFP waiver, is to provide family training and support during the complex process of transitioning home.

Individual Supports: Support for those selected to live independently in their own home with limited assistance.

Pre-Vocational/Vocational Services: Support and resources for those with various disabilities/needs to secure individualized community-based employment across the Commonwealth. BAMSI supports each person to discover what career fits their interests, skills and abilities. We do more than help people find jobs; we help people build careers.

Public Health and Community Resources

Case Management: Serves individuals with [human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV] and their families, providing access to medical, social, and support services to help individuals better manage their health and improve their overall quality of life. Now that HIV is no longer considered a terminal illness, Case Management provides essential support and encouragement supporting those with HIV to live their best lives.

Community Outreach, Prevention, & Education (C.O.P.E.): Provides HIV outreach, education, counseling, and testing to individuals at risk of infection and opiate overdose. Services are provided through a drop-in center as well as street outreach.

Service Coordination: A program provided in conjunction with the Brockton Housing Authority for senior and/or adult disabled residents. The service ensures that medical, social and financial needs of residents are managed in a way that promotes and sustains their independence.

Dorn Davies Senior Center: Provides daily activities and support to assist seniors and their caregivers. Programs include social and recreational activities, informational workshops and other support services.

Date published: June 1, 2021
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