Pendleton House, a former ALSO-Cornerstone program, is a multi-tiered therapeutic residential program for homeless adults with a dual diagnosis of substance abuse and mental illness.
Individuals referred to the program first interview with the Program Director and then begin a three-week interaction (length may vary according to the individual) with the program by participating in the scheduled evening groups. The prospective clients interact with the current residents, gaining a sense of the program and the level of commitment required while also giving the opportunity for staff to assess the individual’s ability and willingness to participate in treatment and recovery.
Level I is comprised of the transitional living situation for twelve individuals residing in the Pendleton Shared Apartment House. It is comprised of four apartments with three individuals living in each apartment. Individuals share the responsibility of daily chores and caring for the cleanliness of personal space, as well as the community environment. Those residing in the house utilize case management services to learn and incorporate activities of daily living, access clinical supports, engage in twelve step recovery meetings, and other areas of recovery from mental illness, substance abuse and homelessness. They learn to access community services and other resources they may need.
Level II includes eight individuals living in independent residences in the community. These individuals receive the same core of services as Level I residents, but receive additional services and instruction such as negotiating and maintaining a lease, relationships with landlords, assistance in utilizing community resources (including housing and utility assistance), and managing finances (including entitlement issues), while maintaining a focus on recovery. The individuals are encouraged to participate in the weekly recovery and treatment groups offered independently in the community, but are welcomed and encouraged to attend the meetings offered through the Pendleton House Program.
Services provided include:
Clinical and case management support
Assistance with daily living skills, social skills, coping skills and money management
Crisis prevention and intervention, including relapse prevention, and recovery treatment.
The projected participation for a resident in the program ranges from 12 to 24 months.
For more information about Pendleton House Program, please contact Mark Vanacore, MS, Program Director, at (203) 397-0304, or via email at email@example.com.