There are several ways for adults to access mental health services in Montgomery County. Click here for more information.
Montgomery County features a wide array of services that may be available to you, including:
Treatment services include inpatient and outpatient services, as well as various forms of therapy (individual, group, family, and intensive outpatient.
Recovery Coaching Case Management
Recovery coaching is a collaborative process between the program participant and the recovery coach (case manager) that facilitates access to available resources, engagement in treatment and support services, and education in the skills necessary to increase self-sufficiency.
Peer support is a person-centered, recovery-focused service which is provided by a self-identified current or former participant in behavioral health services known as a Certified Peer Specialist (CPS).
Career centers provide interventions that help in getting and keeping a job (“supported employment”) or achieving educational goals (“supported education”).
Crisis & Emergency
Montgomery County residents have access to mobile crisis management services, as well as emergency psychiatric services for serious and potentially life-threatening situations.
Housing Support & Homelessness
Montgomery County provides various housing options for eligible individuals who do not need intensive staffing supports, in order to assist participants with living independent lives in their communities. Homelessness is now handled through the Homeless Prevention Center’s information/referral line.
Co-Occurring (Mental Health and Substance Use)
Montgomery County offers services for co-occurring mental health and drug & alcohol challenges.
Montgomery County residents have access to a variety of mobile support options, all of which are designed to support the participant in the most community-oriented way possible in order to achieve their recovery goals.
The clubhouse is a community site-based model of psychiatric rehabilitation in which participants are considered members, not “consumers.” Clubhouses provide their members with social, educational, and vocational experiences.
The Department has developed a partnership with the criminal justice system to reach a unified goal of diverting individuals with serious mental illness from correctional institutions into more appropriate treatment and support services.
Advocacy organizations can provide information, education, training, counseling, and mediating, in order to raise awareness of a participant’s concerns and ultimately help them achieve positive outcomes.
Residential programs offer a continuum of supportive services, ranging from secured treatment settings to supported living arrangements, in order to prepare residents with the skills, supports, and resources necesary to maintain their own independent community housing.