The Mental Health Departments in the southeast counties of Pennsylvania (Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia), collaboratively plan and develop regional specialized support services for adults (18+) who have serious mental illness. As individuals are returning to the community from State Hospitals, institutions, or from long term placements, the Counties together are developing specialized residential and other support services to meet the needs of each individual. As many of the specialized services become available, counties may offer individuals a support even if the service is not located in the consumer's "home" county. This approach benefits individuals who might otherwise remain unnecessarily in institutions and allows counties a cost effective means of sharing specialized resources.
The Regional Mental Health Services Coordination Office serves as the central contact for regional specialty services. The office oversees, coordinates, and identifies opportunities for service development. The office is also the gatekeeper for regional specialty services, and arranges technical assistance and consultation as needed to ensure that services are tailored to support individual needs. In addition, the office provides trainings for Mental Health First Aid, QPR-Suicide Prevention, and the National GAINS Center Trauma Trainings.
The SE Region of Pennsylvania collaborates with the PA Department of Corrections in order to facilitate the reentry planning needs for individuals returning to the region.
Long-term Structured Residence (LTSR) - An intensive secure therapeutic residential program for individuals in the community.
Specialized Supportive Housing for Persons who have Medically Fragile conditions – A supported living program for person who have mental health and medical conditions.
Specialized Supported Housing – Supported housing for persons who may benefit from skill building and supports in community living.
Intensive Supportive Housing – Supported housing services for persons who require 24/7 activities of daily living and community based supports.
Regional Extended Acute Care – an inpatient level of care that supports persons who may require therapeutic treatment to divert from long term care, but that inpatient acute treatment has not been successful.
Specialized Community Residence – a licensed residential program for individuals who require specialized clinical supports