Community Residence Program Group Descriptions

Arts & Crafts - Participants work on craft projects for their own use, to give as gifts or to use for holiday decorations. Specific crafts include Macrame, tie-dye, wood working, flower arranging, doll making, food decorating, paper mache, and knitting. 


Art Therapy - An open studio environment is available in your home to explore your creative interests and work on individual projects. The process of creation helps increase awareness of self and others, cope with symptoms, manage stress, and enhance cognitive abilities.


Music Therapy - Learn strategies of using music as a resource in building recovery. Explore listening to music and playing instruments as coping skills and outlets for expression to increase a sense of hope for the future.


Book Club - Participants take trips to local libraries, book stores, and book shows to explore different types of literature and reading materials. 


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) - Participants learn methods to make better decisions, better assessments and interpretation of events around them. Work on increasing confidence, and expansion of the self beyond being mentally ill. 


Community Outing - Participants choose local community events to attend. These outings serve to build social skills, entertain, and learn comfort in the community. Examples include visits to museums, art galleries, theatre, cultural events, parades, festivals, meal outings, shopping, etc. 


Dinner & Lunch Out - Participants choose local restaurants for weekly lunch and dinner meals. This group teaches social skills, and increases comfort in the community. 

Healthy Living - Participants learn the importance of good eating habits, exercise, hygiene, and keeping Dr.'s appointments. 


Life Skills - Budgeting, time management, and communication skills are covered in this group. People skills are practiced in areas of boundaries, respect, and confrontation. Participants also learn confidence and general problem solving for everyday practice. 


Meal Planning - The objective of this group is to teach skills relevant to menu planning and preparation. Participants plan the weekly menu for the houses and organize the shopping list according to the ingredients for the recipes. 


Movie - This group provides entertainment, increased comfort in the community, and confidence in independent functioning. Participants negotiate a movie choice at one of the local theatres. 


Necessity Shopping - Participants shop local stores to purchase personal items. Comparison shopping, budgeting, and making informed spending decisions are all skills practiced in this group. 


Relationship Building - This is a discussion forum that addresses skills necessary for healthy and productive relationships of every nature. Some of the topics covered in this group are: setting boundaries, communication skills, building trust, forgiveness, and conflict resolution. 


Women's Outing - This is a weekly leisure group where the participants choose the activity. Examples of past outings include spa treatments, garage sale and antique mall shopping, craft shows, etc. 

Journey in Recovery - This group educates participants on the Journey in Recovery treatment model to decrease fears of managing symptoms and gain independence. This group also assists consumers to identify goals and steps to take to attain mental wellness.

 

Managing My Life - Budgeting, time management, and communication skills are covered in this group. Social skills are practiced in areas of boundaries, respect, and confrontation. Participants also learn confidence and general problem solving for everyday practice.


Men’s Group - Weekly discussion of men’s social and wellness issues, while practicing social skills within the group. This group may take place within the house or in the community.


Building Interpersonal and Social Skills - This is a discussion forum that addresses skills necessary for healthy and productive relationships of every nature. Some of the topics covered in this group are: setting boundaries, communication skills, building trust, forgiveness, and conflict resolution.


Women’s Group - Weekly discussion of women’s social and wellness issues, while practicing social skills within the group. This group may take place within the house or in the community.


WRAP - This group assists participants in developing a plan to promote physical and mental wellness. Emphasis is also placed on developing a plan to cope with crisis.


Wellness Group - By utilizing community-based recreational facilities, community venues, or home-based sessions, this group focuses on physical wellness and nutrition.

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