Who We Are
Minds For Health is an organization based in Lewiston, Maine that provides mental, behavioral, and disability services. We primarily work with children (ages 0-21) with a diagnosis of intellectual and developmental disabilities, and people who are struggling with mental health challenges. We provide in-home and community support services for the programs listed below.
Minds For Health Mission is to help clients and families manage, improve, and recover from mental, behavioral, and developmental conditions to enhance quality of life.
Minds For Health’s vision is to build the community by helping individuals build themselves.
Our values and commitment motivate and drive our work every day. We celebrate our role in serving individuals and communities in vital areas such as their mental health and behavioral wellbeing. We help our clients identify their unmet needs and provide client-centered services that are compassionate-driven. We take pride in our ability to follow our values and principles closely.
What We Do
TARGETED CASE MANAGEMENT FOR CHILDREN
Minds for Health provides targeted case management services for eligible children who live in the community and who have been assessed to have developmental disabilities, behavioral health disorders, and/or chronic medical care needs. This service is intended to help each child or youth lead a stable, safe, and healthy community life.
Covered targeted case management services are provided by a member of the Minds for Health staff who is a social service or health professional.
The Minds for Health providers identify the medical, social, and educational history for the child or youth, conduct intake, coordinate comprehensive assessments of the individual’s strengths and needs, produce an individualized support plan (ISP) to address those needs, coordinate, advocate for and develop services identified in the support plan, and then monitor the individual’s progress, and evaluate the continuing appropriateness and effectiveness of the services being provided.
Our case managers work closely with the families to assist with the coordination and advocacy of services for their children.
A key part of our commitment to quality is our continuous performance improvement review. An important part of this review is conducting an annual survey to assess the effectiveness and appropriateness of our services, how they are provided, and the level of satisfaction of our clients.
As a client of Minds for Health, you may rest assured that we want and will seek your regular feedback and suggestions for improvement.
COMMUNITY INTEGRATION SERVICES FOR ADULTS
Community Support Services are rehabilitative services that are provided in the context of a supportive relationship, based on an individual support plan (ISP) that promotes a person’s recovery, integrates the person into the community, and sustains the person in his or her living situation or another living situation of his or her choice.
Minds for Health provides community integration services for a wide range of people living in our community. Each of the people who we serve receive Community Support Services to aid in the development of his or her Individual Support Plan (ISP).
The ISP reflects the strengths and needs of the individual, reflects services that support his or her goals, and reflects the resources that will meet their goals in the community, which include the natural supports available or in need of being created. Natural supports are important relationships in the life of the individual, such as their relationships with family, friends, fellow students, employees in their workplaces, and associations developed through participation in social clubs and civic organizations.
These community support services are provided by professionals who work for Minds for Health and who have received a Mental Health Rehabilitation Technician/Community certification from the Department of Health and Human Services.
Minds for Health is a culturally competent company. We have the ability to understand, the compassion to respect, and the experience to effectively work with people from many different cultural backgrounds, ages, gender, and non-binary individuals.
REHABILITATIVE COMMUNITY SUPPORT SERVICE (SECTION 28)
Treatment Services for Children with Cognitive Impairments and Functional Limitations are medically necessary services for children and youth under the age of 21. Treatment services are designed to retain or improve functional abilities that have been negatively impacted by the effects of cognitive or functional impairment and are focused on behavior modification and management, social development, and acquisition and retention of developmentally appropriate skills.
Minds for Health services include problem solving activities in order to help develop and maintain skills and abilities necessary to manage behavioral health treatment needs. We help the children and youth learn the social skills and behaviors necessary to live with and interact with other community members and independently. We help the child build and or maintain satisfactory relationships with their peers or adults and we help them learn the skills that will improve their self-awareness, environmental awareness, social appropriateness. The goal is to support social integration and learning awareness about the appropriate use of community services and resources.
Specialized Services for Children with Cognitive Impairments and Functional Limitations are medically necessary, evidence-based treatment services for members under the age of 21, that utilize behavioral interventions designed to improve socially significant behaviors and developmentally appropriate skills to a measurable degree.
Minds for Health services include problem solving activities in order to help develop and maintain skills and abilities necessary to manage his or her behavioral health treatment needs, to learn the social skills and behaviors necessary to live with and interact with other community members and independently, and to build or maintain satisfactory relationships with peers or adults. The goal is for the child to learn the skills that will improve their self-awareness, environmental awareness, social appropriateness and that will support their social integration. They will learn about, they will become aware of, and they will access appropriate use of community services and resources.
Each eligible child or youth must meet a set of criteria to become eligible for behavioral health services. The Individualized Treatment Plan (ITP) contains the goals, objectives, methodologies, and medically necessary services for addressing the target skills and behaviors identified within the Comprehensive Assessment. There must be a review of the ITP with the treatment team and family every 90 days. The review is documented and kept in the child or youth’s record.
Outpatient Services are professional assessment, counseling, and therapeutic medically necessary services provided to members, to improve functioning, address symptoms, relieve excess stress, and promote positive orientation and growth that facilitate increased integrated and independent levels of functioning. Services may be provided in individual, family, and/or group format.
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