Comprehensive Care for Diverse Needs

Maryhaven Center of Hope helps adults with intellectual disabilities, mental health issues, physical disabilities, and substance abuse and dependence issues realize their full potential through progressive residential, educational, vocational, and rehabilitative programs and services across Long Island.

Residential Programs for Substance Abuse and Addiction

Recovery House is a residential facility for men who are in recovery from alcohol and/or substance dependence. The 20-bed residence provides a supportive environment where counseling and rehabilitative services are given to residents, families and significant others. The average length of stay ranges between six and nine months; however, this can be individualized based on circumstances and needs. The program is designed to assist residents in their recovery from alcohol/substance abuse problems. Individual residents work to restore or enhance their sense of self and connection to the community in order to establish a productive lifestyle.

Recovery House

526 Greengrove Avenue

Uniondale, NY 11553

516-977-2050

 

Mercy Hall is a 22-bed residential facility for females who are in recovery from alcohol and/or substance dependence. The residence is designed to meet the special needs of women in recovery. Mercy Hall offers a supportive environment where counseling and rehabilitative services are given to residents, families and significant others with the ultimate goal of achieving a vocation and independent lifestyle. The average length of stay ranges between six and nine months; however, this can be individualized based on circumstances and needs. Individual residents work to restore or enhance their sense of self and connection to the community in order to establish a productive lifestyle.

Mercy Hall

95 Pine Street

Freeport, NY 11520

516-868-2244

 

New Hope is a 30-bed medically monitored crisis center that offers protective care to individuals who are in a situational crisis as a result of alcohol or substance abuse problems. The unit is designed for individuals who present with uncomplicated withdrawal symptoms that do not require medical detoxification. The unit also accepts clients from hospital detoxification programs who have completed medical detoxification and are awaiting placement in an inpatient drug or alcohol treatment program. Additionally, referrals are accepted from hospital emergency rooms, outpatient and inpatient treatment programs, legal systems that include police departments, parole, probation, legal aid, TASC, Bail Bonds, self-referrals and walk-ins.

New Hope

150 Buffalo Avenue

Freeport, NY 11520

516-546-7070

 

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Personalized Recovery Oriented Services (PROS)

Maryhaven Center of Hope is committed to assisting individuals recovering from the disabling effects of serious mental illness and co-occurring disorders through the coordinated delivery of a customized array of rehabilitation, treatment and support services. Our Personalized Recovery Oriented Services (PROS) offer a personalized recovery-oriented model of providing integrated rehabilitation, treatment, and support services that assists each individual in managing their illness and restoring the skills and supports necessary to live in the community and pursue their life goals.

PROS East
127 West Main Street
Riverhead, NY 11901

PROS West
445 County Road 101, Suite A
Yaphank, NY 11980

Horizon PROS
90 Mill Road
Freeport, NY 11520

We offer many specialty groups and activities to foster recovery and enhance self expression, including Life Skills Training, Peer Run Support Groups, Culinary Skills Training, Computers and Business, Creative Arts, Crafts & Exhibits, and Sports and Recreation.

Services are provided in both the traditional program setting and in off-site locations where individuals live, learn, work or socialize. At Maryhaven, we pride ourselves in creating a therapeutic environment to foster awareness, hopefulness and motivation for recovery. Service components are coordinated using an Individualized Action Plan (IAP) and are delivered through a psycho-educational approach.

The program’s time-limited, goal focused intensive rehabilitation can be accessed by an individual at various points during their recovery process. Ongoing rehabilitation and support allow Maryhaven staff to offer continued assistance to an individual who has secured a job. The clinical treatment component allows treatment services to be fully integrated into the rehabilitation planning and service provision.

Four service components are offered:

  • Community Rehabilitation and Support
    • These services consist of activities and services that are designed to engage and assist an individual in managing their illness and restoring those skills that are necessary to support living successfully in the community.
  • Intensive Rehabilitation
    • These services are designed to assist an individual in attaining specific life goals such as a higher level of education or securing housing or employment. They may also be used to reduce the risk of hospitalization or increase an individual’s ability to deal with substance abuse issues and prevent relapse.
  • Ongoing Rehabilitation and Support (ORS)
    • The ORS component provides support to assist individuals in managing their symptoms in the competitive workplace. Staff works with the client and their employer at the work place or in the community.
  • Clinical Treatment
    • Clinic services are provided onsite to provide a recovery and rehabilitation focused disability management approach integrated with treatment services such as medication management, clinical counseling, health assessments and counseling.

Additional Services

Drop In is a social and recreational program for adults with mental illness that provides an environment to develop positive, mutual support relationships in a social setting. This program also provides a bridge for individuals to reach their goals in PROS and are transitioning to working or living in the community. Social and recreational needs are addressed and weekly activities and social events give opportunities to meet and mingle with others, reduce isolation and provide fellowship for all.

The program includes planned activities ranging from community based outings, open library, book club, movies, open art studio, creative self expression, physical activities and current events. The program is dedicated to providing a supportive and enriching environment where individuals come to interact with their peers.

The program is open to Nassau County residents with a diagnosis of mental illness. There is no fee. Free lunch and Metro cards are provided if the individual is a Medicaid recipient. Lunch can be purchased for a set fee and Metro cards can be purchased by the participant in the community if they do not have Medicaid.

The Drop In Program operates Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. but individuals are welcome to join our breakfast club that operates from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Senior Network is a social and recreational program for older adults (55 and over) who are diagnosed with a mental illness and are Nassau County residents. Maryhaven’s Senior Network is the only program of its kind in Nassau County. It is funded by the New York State Office of Mental Health to meet the changing needs of the aging mentally ill population. It offers activities that promote physical and mental health as well as support the individual’s independence and integration with resources in the community.

The program addresses the social and recreational needs of its participants and provides weekly activities and social events that allow the individual to meet and mingle with others, reduces isolation and provides fellowship for all. The program is dedicated to providing a supportive and enriching environment where seniors come to interact with their peers. It offers a safe environment for families to know that their loved one is being cared for by compassionate, caring and well trained mental health staff.

The program includes planned activities ranging from community based outings, open library, movies, current events, memory stimulation activities, and adaptive physical activities such as balloon volleyball and bowling.

The program is open to Nassau County residents with a diagnosis of mental illness. There is no fee for this dynamic program. There is no transportation but staff will assist the referral with accessing paid transportation services within the community. Metro Cards are provided if the person is capable to travel independently.

Senior Network operates Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. but individuals are welcome to join our breakfast club that operates from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Day Habilitation 101 is designed to accommodate the needs of individuals who are medically inclined as well as individuals with complex disabilities. The program has an array of onsite licensed clinical services including nursing, physical therapy, psychology and speech-language. The program activities are aimed to promote independence in the following adaptive areas: basic safety skills; personal care and health skills; money management skills; housekeeping skills; socialization with others; and development of communication skills.

The Day Habilitation program is committed to creating an environment that is educational and therapeutic to an individual's special needs. Safety and sense of well being is foremost. The classrooms have enriched staffing ratios to ensure for quality and dynamic programming. Our staff members are trained on specific dietary precautions and proper use of transfer equipment. Structured activities are planned to stimulate individual growth and maintenance of acquired skill sets.

Community integration is an integral component of the Day Habilitation’s schedule. Individuals are offered daily opportunities for memorable community outings and interactive special events. At Day Habilitation 101, the experiences are fulfilling and person-centered to maximize an individual's abilities and achievements.

The Higher Learning Day Habilitation Program specializes in allowing those who attend an opportunity to grow to new heights socially, intellectually and possibly vocationally if they so choose. Those who are not the perfect match for existing day habilitations often opt for the new concept in growth that the Higher Learning Program offers. This program suits the needs of those who graduated high school, a Boces program, need to enhance social skills, or simply yearn for a collegiate type level of learning and independence.

The program is incredibly unique with three classrooms that focus mainly on academics to improve or reinforce these skills. In addition to academics, the classrooms each have specific focuses, culinary skills, computer skills and the arts. The classroom staff caters lessons to appeal to the interests of the individuals while meeting their valued outcomes.

Individuals also enjoy participation in community integration activities to a variety of destinations, including educational trips, cultural events, shopping trips, restaurants, museums and college campuses. Staff members and individuals work together in determining specific trip destinations. Social needs are also addressed through individual and group counseling as well as individualized behavior support plans that focus on enhancing pro-social behavior through a system of positive reinforcement.

The Higher Learning Day Habilitation is an environment that fosters growth in individuals both academically and socially and strives to enhance individuals independence.

Our Health and Wellness Day Habilitation programs provide a supportive and nurturing environment that promotes a lifetime of learning, personal growth and self esteem. Each classroom—Nature, Sun, and Sky—exemplifies a calm and encouraging setting for our individuals to reach their full potential both academically and socially.

Our staff dedicates their time and resources to providing active treatment to each individual by fostering their growth in areas of daily life skills, health and nutrition, meditation and spirituality, communication and expression, community integration and peer socialization. The opinions of our individuals are an integral part of our program’s success to make the program unique. We support our individuals in making connections with both staff and peers to reinforce a sense of independence and create exciting and unparalleled opportunities.

The program promotes community integration for individuals with developmental disabilities. The community integration consists of various volunteer sites (e.g., senior shopping, garbage collection, horse farm, recycling) as well as educational and recreational trips.

The program also offers an opportunity to enhance culinary skills with chef-led lessons in our kitchen. We also provide access to a variety of services catered to specific needs (e.g., speech therapy, physical therapy, psychological and social work services) as well as educational and entertaining lessons within the classrooms (Herb Garden, Blue Ribbon Bakery, Candy Shoppe and Bread Box).

Maryhaven’s Holbrook Day Habilitation Program is a Medicaid Waiver Program for adults with developmental disabilities. It specifically maintains a focus on Autism Spectrum Disorders by providing increased structure and support. A structured schedule is implemented for classroom lessons and activities, centering on building communication skills, independent living skills, and improving socialization experiences. All of these lessons utilize visual supports to encourage participation and assist in comprehension and retention of the skills being taught.

The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) is utilized to assist non-verbal individuals in their communication skills. PECS is also used in conjunction with individualized activity schedule boards displayed in the classrooms to provide visual cues that assist the individuals in following their daily schedule. They let the individuals know the locations of items and rooms they may need to use.

A Snoezlen Room is available for all to use. This room is a sensory therapy room which provides a multi-sensory environment consisting of textured, tactile objects, aromatherapy, soft music, colored lighting and vibrating mats. This multi-sensory environment is used proactively, offering a stress-free environment for stimulation and relaxation. Each of the four classrooms has adjustable lighting and equipment available such as sound blocking headphones and tactile and textured objects to manipulate, which affords an individualized amount of sensory input.

Various socialization groups are provided throughout the year, including but not limited to sports groups, social skills groups, gardening groups, volunteer groups and a karaoke club. Community integration outings are implemented daily in small groups. This allows the individuals an opportunity to apply the socialization skills and independent living skills they learn while in class to real-life experiences. We have special events to commemorate holidays through out the year. A “Sensorypalooza” event every fall allows everyone the chance to enjoy special activities themed around the five senses such as tie-dying, taste tests, experimenting with lotions, parachute games and musical activities.

The Holbrook Day Habilitation program is a fun, educational, nurturing environment that promotes independence and education through positive learning experiences by a caring and companionate team of professionals who truly enjoy making a difference in the lives of others.

The Terryville Day Habilitation Program offers services to individuals with developmental disabilities, providing them with opportunities to develop their independent living skills and to be active in their communities.

We focus on the following areas of skill development: life skills; personal care skills; health care training; safety skills; social skills; and communication skills. We also provide various community integration opportunities such as shopping, trips to the movies and plays, and athletic events. Additionally, we offer a variety of clinical support services such as nursing, behavior support, social work and speech and physical therapy.

Maryhaven Center of Hope’s Performing Arts Day Habilitation is a facility that serves approximately 50 individuals with development disabilities by teaching them life skills through the performing arts. Areas of study include Acting, Set & Costume Design, Music and Dance. Our program is unique in that it truly defines what it means to make dreams come true.

Performing Arts serves as a venue to allow our individuals greater independence in making decisions about the direction they wish their life to go in. It works in conjunction with Maryhaven staff, families and members of the community to ensure a positive work environment that is both fun and enriching.

Each year Performing Arts presents approximately three major in-house productions to families, the community and other OPWDD agencies.

Performing Arts takes pride in giving its participants a voice and avenues to express it. Our participants truly become more independent with regards to their wants and needs through social work groups, advocacy meetings, auditions and the positive rapport with staff. Our classroom instructors are joined by a full clinical team dedicated to smoothly integrating a participant's wants and needs with their services and life goals. This program sees the ability where others see only disability.

Our program promotes culinary skills in our state-of-the-art kitchen led by our expert chef. Culinary lessons include food preparation, knowledge of cuisine, shopping, planning, menu coordination, cleanliness, kitchen safety, appropriate hygiene and nutrition. We also focus on the importance of exercise. Culinary skills are also reinforced within the classrooms.

The Culinary Arts program also offers an opportunity to enhance community integration via various volunteer sites (e.g., senior shopping, horse farm, recycling) as well as educational and recreational trips. Participants have access to a variety of services catered to their specific needs (e.g., speech therapy, physical therapy, psychological and social work services) as well as educational and entertaining lessons within the classroom.