Edgewood House is a community residence (CR) serving adults with mental illness, located in the town of Malta. Individuals entering the program are frequently making the transition from institutional to community living. Our goal is twofold: to provide a structured, therapeutic environment that is safe and supportive for the residents and promotes change; and to teach the skills necessary to facilitate movement to a more independent setting. Residents work on strengths-based goals and are broken down into manageable steps. Since such goals are attainable, they encourage further attempts toward independence. Our approach promotes and supports residents’ growth, higher functioning, and improved self-esteem.
- Food and shelter in a safe and healthy environment
- Twenty-four hour supervision
- Education and assistance with daily living skills
- Goal oriented service planning directed toward more independent living
- Training in money management
- Service coordination with other agencies
- Guidance with establishing and maintaining social relationships
- Advocacy and support in meeting both physical and mental health needs
- Crisis intervention
- Guided practice in conflict resolution and stress management
- Structured recreational program
A van is available on-site to provide residents with transportation and linkage with necessary support and recreational services in the community.
Residents must be at least 18 years old and have a primary diagnosis of psychiatric illness. They should be in need of 24-hour supervision and be willing and able to actively participate in programming that will help them improve functional skills in order to move toward more independent living.
The monthly fee for each resident is based on the current SSI rate for eligible people. Most residents pay this fee with income received from federal, state and/or local funding sources.
Referrals are made to Edgewood by mental health practitioners from inpatient and outpatient settings.How to access this service