Mental Health Services

The Path to Recovery

Each person’s experience with mental health conditions is unique. As an organization, we strive to  meet each person where they are on their journey, offering individualized services and opportunities to develop skills and acquire resources to reach their goals. We support growth and learning that lead to community integration and lives filled with dignity, respect, and valued social roles. The path to recovery and wellness must be walked in partnership, and we are dedicated to ensuring each person has a voice in the ways we support them.

Cultural values and traditions play a central role in each person’s recovery. We recognize that a person’s worldview, ethnicity, and culture influence their thought patterns and behavior. Our services must respect and accommodate culture and traditions while building on strengths and capacities.

Community Residential Rehabilitation Services
Intensive Case Management
Domiciliary Care
Peer Support

Availability: Dauphin and Lancaster Counties in Pennsylvania

Community Residential Rehabilitation Services provide a supportive, residential environment within the community. Support is available 24 hours a day if needed. Adults set goals for their recovery and develop an individualized plan to meet their goals, hopes, and dreams as they work toward transitioning to more independent living arrangements.

Supports may include:
• Development of self-care and daily living skills
• Nutritional education
• Health maintenance
• Mobility
• Financial management
• Interpersonal skills
• Vocational and educational pursuits
• Leisure activities
• Employment
• Medication monitoring

Availability: Dauphin County in Pennsylvania

Intensive Case Management Services (ICM) are designed to assess, refer, and connect people to the supports and services they need to be successful and satisfied living in the community. ICM serves people with histories or risk of hospitalizations.

Services include:
• Obtaining the most appropriate resources
• Making assessments and referrals
• Connecting people to community resources and natural supports
• Monitoring the services people receive
• Interventions at times of crisis

The intensive case manager partners with Mental Health Diversion/Re-entry Services in Dauphin County, PA to provide services for people preparing to return to the community after incarceration. Case managers advocate with county authorities to support each person to obtain services and individualized resources.

Availability: Dauphin County in Pennsylvania

In Domiciliary Care, men and women are matched with families in the community who open their homes to provide supports and share their lives, providing opportunities for each person to thrive.

Families provide comprehensive, person-directed supports for 1-3 people in their home, including emotional support, nutritious meals, access to laundry services, assistance with personal care, medication management, medical appointment scheduling, transportation, and social and recreational opportunities. We provide training for families, as well as assistance with problem-solving, resources, and respite services.

Participating in Domiciliary Care is a richly rewarding experience, building enduring relationships.

Learn more and apply to live with or become a Domiciliary Care Family

Availability:  Dauphin County in Pennsylvania

Peer Support offers men and women with mental health conditions the unique opportunity to take control of their recovery, receive support, and build relationships with Certified Peer Specialists (CPS) who have lived experience with mental health conditions. Certified Peer Specialists walk beside each person on their journey to recovery, offering support, hope, and understanding.

Peer Support works in conjunction with any other services a person may be receiving, including therapy, residential supports, psychiatry, and case management.

Peer Support are offered in the person’s home or the community and may include:
• Domestic skill building
• Nutritional education
• Medication and illness management
• Increasing mobility in the community
• Money management skill-building
• Interpersonal skill-building
• (Re)gaining physical health
• Spirituality
• Identifying and pursuing vocational or educational growth
• Identifying and pursuing leisure activities
• Improving time management
• Increasing community participation

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Respite Services
Specialized Community Residences
Structured Residential Services

Availability: Lancaster County in Pennsylvania

Respite offers temporary support for adults in recovery from mental health conditions, so they continue to receive the comprehensive, individualized support they need. Respite is available in a community home setting or in the person’s own home. Services are available in the event of an emergency or on a scheduled basis, and can also be used to support adults to develop independent living skills.

Availability: Adams, Allegheny, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Fulton, Lebanon, and York Counties in Pennsylvania

Men and women over the age of 18 who are experiencing mental health conditions live in the community and receive support with daily living activities. We encourage each person to explore meaningful activities during the day to develop their interests and expand their strengths.

A skilled team of professionals supports each person to become more independent by coordinating care and assisting with medical and physical challenges.

Eligibility and Referrals

Availability: Dauphin, Franklin, and Fulton Counties in Pennsylvania

Structured Residential Services offers 24-hour support in a home-like setting for people over age 18 experiencing mental health conditions. In this therapeutic environment, each person receives support to enhance their strengths, increase daily living and community living skills, and rebuild family relationships and community connections that may have been lost because of extended hospitalizations. Each person is actively involved in their recovery and service plan as they prepare to return to the community.

A diverse team of professionals provides support: a psychiatrist, mental health professionals, nurses, rehabilitation specialists, and a cook. People using this service may also be enrolled in a mental health case management service and receive a network of community supports, which may include Peer Support Services, Supportive Living Services, medical and dental services, and specialized outpatient therapists.

Licensed as a Long Term Structured Residence, this home can maintain locked exits and serve people during involuntary commitments.

Student Assistance Program
Supportive Living
Transitional Age Program

Availability: Dauphin County in Pennsylvania

The Student Assistance Program provides mental health consultation to Dauphin County, PA school districts to support students who may be experiencing behavior or academic challenges to succeed in school.

Services include:

• Consultant meeting attendance
• Informal mental health assessments
• Telephone consultation
• Critical incident post-interventions
• Training for students and faculty members about mental health issues
• Mental health-related support groups
• Technical assistance about the program guidelines

Mental health consultants may also provide technical assistance to maintain the facilitating student assistance team, including:

• Team building and strengthening
• Examination of team communication patterns
• Conflict analysis and resolution activities
• Review of the Student Assistance Program process and streamlining team functioning
• Self-awareness activities
• Evaluation of individual team member’s satisfaction
• Team revitalization


Availability: Dauphin County in Pennsylvania

People experiencing mental health conditions live independently in their homes and receive support to be successful and satisfied in their environment. Each person establishes a goal plan that promotes their health and wellness in their unique circumstances, which may include learning skills, obtaining resources, or developing supports. Depending on their needs, people may receive services within their home or in the community, including:

• Socialization skills
• Nutrition and cooking skills
• Domestic skills
• Organizational skills
• Health and medication management
• Money management
• Personal hygiene


Availability: Dauphin and Lancaster Counties in Pennsylvania

For young adults who have previously lived in a children’s residential treatment facility or with their family, the Transitional Age Program offers a supportive, homelike, community-based living arrangement. Young adults focus on their recovery and work toward moving into more independent living arrangements.

Each person sets goals and receives support in self-care, health care, domestic skills, nutritional education, medication and mental illness management, leisure activities, time structuring, and community participation.

Leadership Council: A Voice in your own Recovery

Leadership Council advocates for people experiencing mental health conditions and works to reduce the stigma of mental illness within the community. Made up of people in various stages of recovery, Leadership Council partners with Mental Health Services to inform, educate, and empower people to make decisions about their recovery journey.

Membership Statement 2020

Recovery is an opportunity to make informed choices and be part of the decision-making process. Each person learns from others in recovery by sharing stories and being in an environment that encourages asking questions to learn better ways to supporting one another.

What does Leadership Council do?
  • Advocates for individuals in recovery
  • Provides feedback on KHS’s Mental Health Services
  • Assesses KHS’s Mental Health Services for recovery based on criteria from national and state sources
  • Creates opportunities to reduce stigma by incorporating the skills of people in recovery with the local arts community
  • Works with the management team to provide educational opportunities to employees and outreach to people in all stages of recovery so they and staff believe that recovery is possible and work toward that goal.
  • Leadership Council holds monthly member meetings by teleconference. We also conduct weekly teleconference connections for informal learning and support among people related to KHS’s Mental Health Services. Other subcommittee meetings are scheduled as needed.
What has Leadership Council accomplished?
  • Developed Recovery in Our Own Words, a book of stories and photographs about applying the principles of recovery in daily life written by people in recovery
  • Worked with the management team to develop a recovery-focused purpose statement
  • Conducted a year-long evaluation of KHS’s Mental Health Services using the criteria from national and state sources, and discussed the findings and developed strategies with the management team
  • Presented workshops on “Making Recovery Real” throughout the community, including HACC, Danville State Hospital, and the Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumers’ Association
  • Continued to participate in local educational and advocacy activities
  • Worked with Dauphin County, Pennsylvania as Focus Group Leaders and Teach Back presenters to discuss the impact of mental health conditions on daily life
  • Sponsored opportunities to network and present on recovery-based topics, and developed and delivered education for new KHS employees
What do members say about Leadership Council?
  • It’s a voice for the future of KHS’s Mental Health Services, allowing the voice of people in recovery to be heard as change happens.
  • We share our expertise about supporting people in Recovery with Keystone Human Services.
  • We network and solve problems together, supporting each other in work and education.
  • We educate the public about mental health recovery and the resources available in the community.

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