Western Avenue Residence
Mental health adult (18 and over) community residences are OMH-licensed group homes that vary in size from 8 to 14 individuals. They serve Medicaid-eligible individuals needing 24 hours a day /7 days a week care from staff, who work intensely with the residents in formulating individualized service plans. These generally include medication management and training, life skills training, and services and interventions that support health and wellness. Group living programs are intended to transition residents to more independent settings as soon as possible. (Programs specializing in serving individuals dually-diagnosed with mental illness and chemical abuse are indicated with the acronym MICA, those serving exclusively geriatric residents with the abbreviation GERI, those providing short-term (less than 6 months) transitional living are indicated with the acronym STCR, those serving individuals with mental illness and developmental disabilities are indicated with the acronym MIDD).