Our Services in Massachusetts

ACCS (Adult Community Clinical Services)
A multi-disciplinary and integrated clinical team provides 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year interventions and supports, working in partnership with individuals and their families to promote recovery through the facilitation of mental health and addiction services.

The ACCS model is clinically and evidence-based focused, while designed to be flexible and responsive to the preferences of each person it serves. Services include interventions and supports that manage psychiatric symptoms (including co-occurring disorders) in the community. This model also restores or maintains independent living and daily living skills, develops skills for employment, and promotes the management of medical conditions.

The following programs are offered as a part of FHR’s ACCS:

•Rehabilitation and Recovery Group Milieu
This program focuses on assessment of functional abilities and on supporting development and practice of ‘skills for the job of living’, within the areas of basic/instrumental activities of daily living (ADL) and related skills. The program operates in a group format, within a home environment, and emphasis is given to individual’s level of ability (including cognitive/physical abilities, and communication and social skills). Groups include but are not limited to; morning meeting, sensory group, arts/crafts, music, menu planning, grocery shopping, meal prep, lunch group, clean-up, cognitive games focusing on memory/ recall /problem solving, games that target social interaction and communication, games that target gross and fine motor skills, community walks, tea group, community resources, and wrap up.

•Residential/Group Living Programs 
Affordable housing and 24-hour, on-site professional staffing offer supportive services and supervision.

•Supportive Housing 
Community-based with up to 24/7 supportive apartment living, assists individuals poised to live independently, yet require additional support. Individuals have access to an array of services, including intensive case management, functional skills teaching, and social support.

•Intensive Medical Group Living Environment (IMGLE)
Specialty programming with a multi-disciplinary team to assess level of acuity of physical, medical, and psychiatric symptoms. Assessment is initiated upon referral and on-going to assure, determine, and reflect individual preferences, level of functioning and activity participation in the areas of basic and instrumental activities of daily living (ADL), mobility needs, accessibility, and safety. The program offers a daily structure that provides guided opportunity for participation in routine activities. The design of the day structure includes direct ADL services and self-care tasks, preferred activities, and opportunities to engage in social and community-based experiences.

•Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) 
Mobile multi-disciplinary team that provides intensive treatment, rehabilitation, and supportive services for individuals experiencing multiple life challenges, such as homelessness, unemployment, addictive disorders, legal involvement, and/or significant medical conditions.

Therapeutic Respite Program (TRP) 
This 30-day program promotes choices and empowers individualized decision-making, while helping individuals restore community-based living after experiencing a life disruption. The program milieu is clinically focused with 35+ hours of weekly structured individual and group activity. 

Peer Recovery Services 
Peer recovery services are offered by persons with lived experience, who help support individuals served by FHR become and stay engaged in the recovery process. These supports include one-on-one and group therapy discussion groups, as well as wellness-based trainings.

Peer recovery services are inclusive within all FHR adult programming.

Studio 35 
Studio 35 is a therapeutic arts program of FHR. Studio 35 enables individuals to further explore the arts, art history, coping skills, and self-expression. By integrating the arts as a therapeutic approach, Studio 35 positively impacts individuals served, staff, and the greater community. This therapeutic arts program helps individuals become more engaged in the community, reduces isolation, improves stabilization, and teaches both vocational and arts based skills.

Participation in Studio 35 is available through all of FHR’s programming.

Clubhouses 
FHR’s clubhouse network is a welcoming community setting in which individual’s with mental health issues have an opportunity to participate in recovery based services and support. FHR Clubhouses provide an environment and wide array of opportunities for members to achieve their full potential. Some of the opportunities are; socialization, access to community-based educational resources, employment, health and wellness, life skills, housing, and transportation. FHR’s clubhouse members gain hope, independence and achieve a sense of belonging through peer support and membership.  

At this time, all of FHR’s programs in Massachusetts listed above are closed referrals. FHR obtains all referrals from The Massachusetts Department of Mental Health, which can be contacted at 508-996-7900.

Community Peer Connections
Community Peer Connections is a peer-driven volunteer program based in New Bedford and Fall River, Massachusetts, that matches a volunteer with an individual from the community seeking support and companionship. Volunteers spend at least one hour per week with their 'match' pursuing activities they both enjoy, in a relationship of mutuality, connection, collaboration, socialization, and support.

For more information, contact Robert Ortiz, FHR Director of Peer Recovery Services, NE, at rortiz@fhr.net or (774) 634-7976.