Community Reintegration (Housing, Support & Guidance)
Group Homes — These 24-hour supervised residences provide a home for adults who are working to cope with and recover from a serious mental illness. Residents are referred to SERV through a state hospital.
Apartment Programs — A wide variety of apartment programs offer variation in support and supervision for those adults who are in the process of building a progressively more independent life.
Community Support Services — Consumers live in their own apartments (one they have leased themselves) and are responsible for paying for and maintaining their living space. Ongoing and individualized support is provided to the consumer to ensure successful living on their own.
MICA and Dually Diagnosed — Specialized residential programs for individuals who have a mental illness as well as a chemical addiction, or mental illness and developmental disability.
Adult Family Care — Long-term family care for adults who are in need of the ongoing on-site support, assistance and supervision that a family setting can provide.
Crisis Respite Beds – This program is designed to provide intensive support and structure on a time-limited basis in an effort to avoid hospitalization or to assist in further psychiatric stabilization.
55+ Adult Residence – This 24-hour supervised residential setting is designed to provide extra assistance to those 55 and older who require certain accommodations. Daily assistance is given to maintain personal care and medication routines.
Not all services are available in every county.
Clifton Behavioral Healthcare (Outpatient program)
Available to residents in and around Clifton, N.J., this outpatient community mental health center, founded in 1960, provides family, couple and individual counseling; educational and support groups; as well as adult and child psychiatric consultation, medication counseling and follow-up.
Adapt Partial-Care Day Program for Adults (Building Skills for Independence)
Adapt is a daily structured program geared toward helping mental health consumers to remain healthy in the community and work toward greater independence.
Working with a psychiatrist and clinical staff, SERV partial-care program participants work on personal goals such as attaining a job as well as daily living skills.
Cost of Care
SERV offers consumers a sliding scale fee to accommodate their finances. We also assist those who may be eligible to access additional financial assistance in doing so. Those who choose to enter SERV residential programs commit both to their treatment and to paying a portion of the cost of care. The exact amount is determined based upon their income.
Staffing and Credentials
- Staff medical director and psychiatrists
- Master’s-level clinicians and supervisors
- Bachelor’s-level or equivalent counselors
- Registered Nurses
Treatment, Documentation & Evaluation Criteria
Individualized Recovery plans are developed with each participant and include specific goals and objectives. Plans are reviewed regularly and progress notes are recorded on a weekly basis. Goals are achieved through active participation, supportive counseling, specialized groups and the structured support of daily living skills. Additionally, psychiatric consultation and medication monitoring (when appropriate) occur regularly in coordination with other supporting services.
We work with many other service organizations, psychiatrists and primary care physicians to enhance the link between community resources and each SERV consumer. Our consumer-centered Recovery model includes acquiring supportive services for the whole family unit when necessary.