Beacon Community Residence

Beacon CommunityBeacon Community Residence provides the opportunity for 12 mentally ill individuals to live in a family setting while developing the skills needed to fulfill the ultimate goal of independent living. The residence is certified by the Office of Mental Health and has a 24-hour professional staff on duty.

The easily accessible, one-story ranch style residence provides a home-like environment and is located in an attractive, quiet neighborhood in the city of Beacon. The residence is within walking distance to shops and local community facilities including the library, post office, churches, and health 
Eligibility Requirements: 
•   Persons age 18 or over
•   Primary diagnosis of mental illness
•   In need of supervised living, but possesses the ability to gain skills needed for more independent living
•   Each applicant will be interviewed prior to admission to determine if the program is appropriate for his/her needs
•   No person will be excluded from the program on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, or national origin
Services Provided:
•   Training & supervision in the activities of daily living
•   Counseling
•   Crisis management
•   Medication management
•   Socialization opportunities
•   Room and board
•   Transportation
•   Referral to and coordination with appropriate health, mental health, rehabilitation, and supportive services
Service Planning:
Each individual participates in developing his/her own Individual Service Plan, which identifies training and supervision needed to address functional limitations. Typically, individuals require assistance in developing:

•   Interpersonal skills

•   Employment potential
•   Ability to carry out activities to live independently
•   Nutrition and personal care skills
•   Cooperativeness, problem solving skills
•   Self-medication skills
•   Managing psychiatric symptoms
The fee is based on SSI Level II Residential Care and Medicaid Restorative Service rates for community residence and is subject to change.

For further information please contact
Assistant Residential Director Movement/Benefits , Barbara Ismail at 
(845) 331-1261 x280