Community Based Flexible Supports (CBFS)
Main Number: 508-860-1202
Recovery Environments and Supports' goal is to promote the psychiatric rehabilitation and recovery of men and women living with mental illness. Funded by the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health, CHL's six group home residences are all accessible to public transportation and amenities, and have individual bedrooms for each client.
RES: This group home provides eight beds and three apartments for five additional people in the community to help clients increase their independence while maintaining their supportive relationships with staff. This is a model that CHL has found successful with some of its HUD-funded programs.
RES: This group home has ten individual rooms for DMH clients, and an additional bedroom for a DDS-funded client. The building has one two-bedroom apartment for program graduates who are ready to move away from congregate living, but require continued intensive supportive services. Additionally, this program includes a six-client Intensive Supported Housing program for program graduates.
RES: This group home houses eight clients in a building that is on one level, providing greater accessibility for mobility-impaired clients. In addition, six Intensive Supported Housing graduate clients live nearby in apartments.
RES: This program is a bilingual/bicultural group home with eight DMH clients who speak Spanish, and most of them with only limited English. The program’s menus, holiday celebrations and overall program milieu reflect Latino culture.
RES: This group home is the first CHL property to be located in Auburn. DMH funding for this group home allows for a therapeutic and rehabilitative model that serves a maximum of six clients in an expanded ranch home in a quiet residential neighborhood. The program has 24-hour staffing, which provides assistance to clients to increase their independence while maintaining their supportive relationships with staff.
RES Group Home: This is a six-bed pre-contemplative residential program that provides a safe, therapeutic environment for individuals who struggle with persistent mental illness as well as a substance use disorder. This supportive recovery community promotes a sense of empowerment, personal accountability and the life skills essential for these clients to stabilize and lead drug free, productive lives. The goals of the this program include assisting dually-diagnosed clients attain long term recovery, empowering clients with the skills they need to transition out to more independent living, and increasing clients' quality of life, health, well-being, and commitment to self care. Supportive services available to clients include substance abuse treatment, mental health counseling, group therapy, health education, personal development, self-esteem building, vocational training, life skills training, and comprehensive case management. This program has a closed referral process through DMH.