Schoharie County Information
Treatment Apartment Program
OMH-licensed residential units of one, two, or three bedrooms with visiting staff who provide individualized Medicaid-reimbursed services similar to, but generally less intensive than, those offered in a group living setting. Residents are expected to transition to more independent living when able. On-call is available 24 hours a day - 7 days a week.
Supported Housing Program
Non-licensed apartment living with rental assistance and case management housing support services provided to help individuals secure and maintain successful community living. Residents choose their own apartment, receive funding for furnishings and security deposits, and may choose to live alone or have the option of selecting an apartment-mate(s). Staff visit residents at least once a month or more often if necessary.
Care Coordination & Treatment
Care Coordination is a service to assist individuals who reside in a community setting or are transitioning to a community setting to gain access to needed medical, social, educational, and other services and supports, such as housing, transportation and entitlement programs. Services are provided to children and youth ages 5-18 and adults ages 18 and up. On-call is available 24 hours a day - 7 days a week.
Catered Affairs Unlimited
Affirmative businesses, also known as social enterprises, are community-integrated businesses operated by RSS where client worker-trainees are matched closely with jobs according to their skills and preferences. They are paid at least minimum wage and receive considerable on-site support and accommodations. These positions can be either transitional or long-term.
Supported Employment Program
Supported employment assists individuals to secure competitive employment in jobs best suited to their abilities and preferences. Ongoing staff and informal supports are available to help with job retention. Supported employment may include ACCESS –VR funded intensive services consisting of job development, placement, situational assessment, job coaching, and OMH-funded extended services.
Over The Rainbow Coffee House
Social Clubs are non licensed member-operated day, evening and weekend programs with a strong emphasis on mutual support, training, advocacy, employment, socialization and health and wellness activities.
Peer operated community support providing confidential telephone peer contact. The program is unique as it operates on weekday evenings and late afternoons/evenings on weekends. Warm Line provides an ear to listen, information useful to the caller concerning services available in the community and outreach services via prearranged calls to individuals.
Peer advocacy is designed to inform Schoharie County mental health consumers of all services within the county. A peer advocate understands mental illness, collaborates with and has camaraderie with consumers, and professionals. Self help groups are led by peers to help consumers regain confidence, offer encouragement and support, and get involved in the community.