Mental Health Services
Continuum of Care supports a recovery-oriented system of care that addresses clinical or symptom stabilization, as well as overall community integration. Continuum's residential programs serve residents of Region 2, Catchment Area Council (CAC) 7 including the towns of New Haven, Woodbridge, Bethany, and Hamden. Crisis services are also available to residents of CAC 5, 6, and 8 covering the Valley and the Shoreline. Each program operated by Continuum is designed to promote the acquisition of life skills while respecting and fostering client choice. We provide culturally competent services while individualizing goals and objectives based on each client's preferences.
The acute services division of Continuum provides short-term care to individuals in need of crisis, respite, forensic transitional services, or housing resource coordination. The length of time clients require these programs ranges from 10 days in crisis or respite services to up 90 days in forensic transitional services.
Case management to 24-hour support
Continuum offers residential support services ranging from intensive, congregate, 24-hour on-site staff support to once a week case management in an individual's own apartment. There are four 24-hour programs including the New Haven Halfway House, the Intensive Supportive Living Program, the Frank Street Project, and the Lincoln Street Program. There are four case management programs ranging from drop-in services within The McQueeney Towers and William T. Rowe Housing Authority of New Haven Public Housing sites to 12-hour staffed offices within two separate clustered sites known as the Extended Living Programs. Case management services are also available to individuals living in their own scattered-site apartments located throughout the Greater New Haven area. Residential services include case management, assessment of skills necessary to live independently in the community, one- on-one life skills training, psycho-educational groups to learn interpersonal and community coping skills, and other individualized interventions necessary to accomplish each client's goals.