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707 5th Street, NE
Roanoke, VA 24012
Phone: (540) 966-5808
Fax: (540) 966-5811

Using a wide range of therapeutic and educational approaches to address the whole person.

What is Psychosocial Rehabilitation?

Mainstream is proud to offer Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services to our community. Lighthouse PSR is a comprehensive, person-centered service emphasizing a continuum of psychoeducational programming, daily life skills training, socialization opportunities, and satisfying recreational activities.

Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services offers the flexibility to use a wide variety of educational and training approaches to inform the individual, train the individual in needed skills, and enhance and enliven their life experience.

Far from simply providing education and training, Lighthouse PSR engages individuals in creative and enjoyable learning experiences that feed the imagination and allow the individual to explore and express their own creative impulses.

Using socialization and group dynamics, Lighthouse PSR seeks to provide the individual with an opportunity to move from social isolation to interacting with others in a positive supportive environment, to forming relationships, to belonging to a community where they are valued and can add their experiences and understanding to the benefit of the Lighthouse PSR community. Within this process the individual can establish a sense of self worth and identity belong to a vibrant, fulfilling experience.

What Can You Expect?

• Socialization and Relationship Building
• Educational Groups addressing issues of Mental Health
• Recreational Activities
• Skills Training for Activities of Daily Living
• Nutritional Education
• Community Resource Presentations
• Trips of Interest into the Community
• Building a Sense of Belonging and Value for the Individual

PSR’s Three Pillars

Psychosocial Rehabilitative Services offers an extraordinary opportunity to address the whole person, in every significant area of life, and using a wide range of therapeutic and educational approaches. The concept of PSR can be said to rest on Three Pillars…

to Community

Social isolation is a pervasive problem with persons experiencing mental illness. PSR allows persons to reduce their isolation, engage in socialization in a positive and supportive environment, begin to form relationships, and be a part of a lively community where everyone is valued.

to Living

Learning new information and skills can broaden understanding and be of great benefit. So often, however, the learning experience is lacking in creativity. PSR affords the opportunity to use the full self and a spectrum of psychoeducational approaches that not only provide enjoyment in learning but put the individual in touch with their creative side and link those lessons learned to real life experiences.

Recreation to

Everyone needs enjoyment in life. PSR includes the opportunity to have satisfying recreational experiences. Involving the full self–intellect, imagination, physical, and emotional–allows the individual to move from “mere” recreation to a renewing experience of RE-creation of the self.

Who is Eligible?

Individuals participating in Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services must be at least 18 years of age and demonstrate a need for service due to mental, behavioral, or emotional issues that result in significant impairments in major life activities. Eligibility criteria is listed below…

Individuals must meet at least one of the following criteria:

• Long-term or repeated psychiatric hospitalization.
• Lack of living and interpersonal skills.
• Limited or non-existent support system.
• Unable to function in the community without intensive intervention.
• Require long-term services to be maintained in the community.

And two of the following:

• Have difficulty establishing or maintaining normal interpersonal relationships to such a degree that they are at risk of hospitalization or homelessness due to these conflicts.
• Require help in basic living skills such as maintaining hygiene, preparing food, maintaining adequate nutrition, or managing finances to such a degree that health and safety is jeopardized.
• Exhibit such inappropriate behavior that repeated mental health, social service, or judicial intervention is necessary.
• Exhibit difficulty in cognitive ability to the point their ability to recognize personal danger or significantly inappropriate social behavior is compromised.

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