NFI North operates comprehensive therapeutic services in NH for adults with mental health/behavioral health challenges:
Transitional Housing Services (THS):
The Transitional Housing Services offers clinical, medical, vocational and residential options for adult men and women with severe and pervasive mental health challenges. Our goal is to help individuals achieve independence by successfully transitioning into the community in the least restrictive environment possible including their own apartment, a family home, a group home or other such living arrangement.
The target population requires extensive support and rehabilitation prior to moving back to their community of origin, but is no longer in need of acute psychiatric hospitalization. Return to the community of origin may be impeded by the individual’s need for greater self-direction of daily living, or by behavioral problems that appear to be unmanageable in other community programs. Many of the consumers lack the financial resources and the support network necessary to obtain housing. THS offers a level of housing and rehabilitation services and provides networking opportunities to connect consumers to other community settings.
The Transitional Housing Services offers services that are designed to be responsive to the unique needs of the individual and to effectively engage natural and community services support systems so that community integration is wholly obtainable.
- Psychiatric services, medication management, clinical services, medical services, residential, case management, specialized and co-occurring treatment services, vocational and day treatment services.
- Support for community connectedness and family involvement.
- Open communication with families and individuals.
- A comprehensive approach to service delivery driven by consumer involvement.
- Evidence Based practice approaches that include Illness Management and Recovery and IPS/Supported Employment.
Referrals come from The New Hampshire Department of Human Services, New Hampshire Hospital, and services are provided to individuals connected to the Community Mental Health Centers located throughout the State of New Hampshire. In addition, the New Hampshire Department of Corrections is involved in specific cases that fall under their jurisdiction.
All participants within NFI’s Transitional Housing Program receive comprehensive medical, clinical and case management services designed to insure that each resident receives support in the full implementation of their Individual Service Plan. Our staff help support and often serve as a point of contact for other involved professionals and stakeholders. Together we work to help implement community transition plans, working in the community with the resident to identify housing, work and necessary services to ensure that the individual transitions from on grounds programming to successful living within the community is realized.
NFI is proud to partner with NAMI-NH to provide an onsite fulltime peer support specialist also plays an integral role in supporting individuals as they transition into the community. The value of having Peer Support on hand each day is significant for THS participants and they repeatedly state it helps them to connect the local area peer support services, work with their families and serve as a special one on one resource for them as they transition into the community.
The ability to successfully transition participants from life within the program to a community based setting within the community of their choosing is the key to ensuring that the goals of this important program are met. Successfully achieving community integration requires the careful use of program resources combined with an effort that makes optimal use of family supports, community resources, community programs, businesses and civic organizations.
Feel Free to contact us with any questions you have by phone (603) 229-3900 or email our Program Director, Sharon Bilodeau.
If you are interested in contact our Maple Lodge Program a step down program of THS you can reach out to our Program Director, Jennifer Altieri.