Who We Support
Growth & Change Are Possible!
The Rock Creek Foundation is a national pioneer in the fields of behavioral health services and developmental disabilities, and especially in the treatment of the dually-diagnosed, or individuals with developmental deficits and co-occurring psychiatric disorders. We take a holistic approach to improving the health and well-being of people living with multiple disabilities, as well as individuals with a singular diagnosis, based on our belief that growth and change are possible for each person. Our goal is to create and support opportunities that ensure that everyone can choose to participate in every aspect of life to the best of their abilities and desires.
Our unique, groundbreaking programs are designed to ensure that individuals can be integrated into existing community services whenever possible. These programs utilize a variety of skills and training resources, including health, recreational, social, and vocational, to enhance independent functioning and stimulate progress through levels of competence.
Our programs and services are designed to encourage development and growth through ongoing, frequent contact with non-disabled persons. They include:
- Community Living: We promote an individual’s ability to engage and participate in appropriate community activities of their choice, in a supportive environment, while enabling the individual to develop the daily living skills needed for independent functioning. We provide goal-directed psychiatric rehabilitation services that facilitate rehabilitation and integration into community life.
- Day Habilitation Services: We assist individuals in acquiring, retaining, or improving the self-help skills related to activities of daily living and the social and adaptive skills that are necessary to reside successfully in home and community-based settings. We use integrated living, learning, working, and social environments, and apply the use of natural supports and generic resources, to facilitate and support the full participation of individuals with a disability in the fabric of everyday community life.
- Community Development Services: We provide integrated environments where people have opportunities to connect and participate with other community members. Individuals may include those who are retired, employed in the community less than 4 hours per day, or persons who want varying or alternate employment goals. Our service differs from Day, Vocational, or Support Services, in that a majority of the 30-hour service week will take place in integrated community activities and will focus on areas of job development, self-improvement, and health/wellbeing.
- Supported Employment Program: We provide community-based, competitive employment opportunities matching the values, skills, and interests of our consumers. Our goal is to help facilitate employment opportunities that deliver real jobs in real industries for adults with severe and persistent mental illnesses and developmental disabilities. The sequence and duration of specific services are determined by individuals based on their specific needs.
- Psychiatric Recovery: Our psychiatric recovery services provide a multi-faceted range of services for individuals with chronic mental illness with or without the complicating problem of alcohol/substance abuse. Our person-centered, strengths-based care approach is designed to assist individuals in recovery in reaching their desired goals.
- Mental Health Vocational Program: As part of a supported employment service, our Employment Consultants help consumers choose a job that matches their abilities, their interests, and their values. This process is aided through assessments, observational interviews, and work trials.
- Residential Rehabilitation: Goal-directed psychiatric rehabilitation services are provided in order to facilitate rehabilitation and integration into community life.