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July 7, 2011
The necessary referral documents for Centerpoint Health’s “Montgomery House” Group Home are now available online in .pdf format. Click on the Downloads tab above, and search the results under the section title “Housing Issues”. The availability of these documents online should make it easier for 3rd party case workers to review the services offered by the group home, as well as speed up the process of referral for their clients in need.
Centerpoint Health halfway house program is a 24 hour supervised residential program located in the Pleasant Ridge/Kennedy Heights area of Cincinnati on Montgomery Rd. It is a co-ed facility for adults aged 18 and older with severe mental disorders who have been assessed to have difficulties living independently in community either because of the extent of their illness directly or because of problems in executing the skills needed for negotiating their way in the community. The goals of the program are to provide: • Supervision necessary to ensure the safety and well-being of the individual while developing ADL skills. • Individualized and group training appropriate to the skill area identified as needing improvement for independent living. • A non-judgmental environment in which to practice the skills of independent living. • Motivation, support and encouragement to each resident to reach their personal goals associated with their quest for independent living. The average length of stay in the program is 120 days, but depends heavily on an individual’s previous experience and case management support to find affordable, appropriate housing following the Halfway House training. Key skills targeted by the program are: • Planning and preparing nutritious meals. • Budgeting and money management to be able to meet one’s obligations (rent, utilities, food). • Maintaining one’s personal health (choosing a PCP, following medical directives, providing basic self care, first aid, etc.). • Understanding the importance of developing daily activity outside of the home(work, school, support groups, volunteering, leisure activities) • Personal hygiene and good grooming. • House keeping and personal organizational skills. Centerpoint Health is also able to provide short-term respite on an available basis.