The Recovery & Education Center (REC) is a day program that combines Outpatient Mental Health Services and Psychiatric Rehabilitation with a personalized, individual approach. REC services are specialized to serve individuals who carry a diagnosis of a major mood disorder, a psychotic disorder and/or Borderline Personality Disorder. We provide people in recovery a safe space to redefine themselves. Our ultimate goal is to help a person understand that they are a valued and needed part of society. No person’s recovery journey is the same, therefore there is no standard
timeframe on REC services. However, the program is designed so that a person will feel confident to graduate in less than two years.
Members of the REC program are from a variety of different backgrounds, but all share the same goal: Recovery. We have a vibrant, “family” atmosphere at REC. Our setting is comfortable and friendly.
In fact, members have designed and painted many of our walls so that everyone can feel at home.
Scheduling is choice-driven; members choose from the “menu” of services for the days, times, and activities that best fit their personal needs. The Older Adult Program is open on Saturdays, as well.
- Educational groups
Understanding your Mental Health
Learning new skills
- Peer Support
- Health, Wellness, and Faith-Based services
Health and Self-Care Groups
Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) groups
Spirituality Consultation (with Reverend Otis Banks)
- Community-based Support and Learning
- Individual Therapy and Crisis Support
- Group Therapy
- Psychiatry (Medication Management)
- Co-occurring (Mental Health and Drug & Alcohol) Support
- Optional Older Adult Program
REC has oversight from a Peer Government Board, made up of current and past members of the program. This Board makes policies and implements changes in the program; our program is “owned” by the members. Our staff is made up of both Recovery Specialists (Therapists trained in supporting recovery) and Certified Peer Specialists (Persons-in-Recovery trained in supporting others in recovery). We focus on a person’s strengths, community and natural supports, cultural awareness, and evidence-based practices when working with a member.
Once a person completes the REC program they are welcome to transition to our Mental Health Outpatient program. If a person wishes to attend REC, they are able to do so right away; there is no waiting time for starting REC services.