The Community Living Center is a psychosocial program designed to provide a friendly and supportive environment where individuals with a psychiatric disability can engage in social interaction with peers and find new ways to access natural community supports. Services in the Community Living Center program are clientcentered to meet the goals, hopes and dreams of participants. Individualized services and skill groups are focus ed on recovery and are developed to increase independence. Program activities include: advocacy, outreach, peer support, symptom monitoring and management, educational programs/speakers, a computer lab including internet access, outings to explore community resources, and peer supports. Ultimately, services focus on providing the skills and supports required for clients to remain in the communities of their choice.
For example: Job Club Works, each month Keystone staff conducts a Job Club for clients who are either in the workforce or are looking for employment. Most recently the topic of Job Search was discussed. Job seekers shared resources on places to look for jobs and how to effectively apply. Other valuable topics have been Time Management and tips on how to best fit in the social culture of the workplace.
Another example: Movie Night is a favorite monthly event that Keystone’s Community Living Center hosts for agency clients. A current or classic film is selected and played for a large group of clients. Staff and clients prepare a meal and the evening becomes a great social event. “I look forward to movie night and the good movies we always have” said Barbara, a movie night faithful.