CBHCare & Community Hope Celebrate 10 Years of Success
Comprehensive Behavioral Healthcare (CBHCare) & Community Hope are pleased to announce the tenth anniversary celebration of the C.H.A.M.P Program on December 10, 2010 from 12 noon - 2:00 pm. The celebration will begin at Villa #9, Mountain Meadow Complex, adjacent to Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital, Morris Plains, NJ. Entertainment and Refreshments will be provided. The celebration is free of charge, but registration is required by R.S.V.P. to email@example.com by 12/6/2010.
C.H.A.M.P stands for "Care and Hope at Morris Plains;" and is a program that was developed as a joint venture between CBHCare of Bergen County and Community Hope of Morris County. Both Agencies have extensive experience providing community-based behavioral healthcare, and specialize in the provision of residential treatment services for individuals with acute, persistent mental illness and a history of addiction.
Individuals living at the C.H.A.M.P. Program have been previously hospitalized are in need of 24 hour supervision and personal services in order to remain in the community and have been resistant to hospital discharge. C.H.A.M.P provides on-site psychiatric, nursing and nutritional care; intensive personal care services; medication monitoring; addiction support; socialization and recreational activities and family support.
The C.H.A.M.P. Program began in 2000 with 10 residents, of that original group six have "graduated;" three remain in the program; and one person required transfer to a skilled nursing facility. Since the inception of the program, 13 individuals have been "graduated" to lower levels of care. Three individuals who currently live at C.H.A.M.P. are holding part-time or sheltered employment.
The Agencies will also celebrate the grand opening of two additional residences or "Villas," at the Partnership Program. Similar to the C.H.A.M.P Program, The Partnership Program was developed as a joint venture between CBHCare and Community Hope to serve individuals who have been in the hospital and are not yet ready for a traditional group home environment. Partnership consists of eight Villas, each serving six consumers for a total Program capacity of 48 beds. The two new Villas serve as the Program's administrative offices and an on-site day program.
Founded in 1969 in response to the critical need for counseling services in the community, CBHCare is a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing the highest quality behavioral healthcare services to the people of New Jersey. Over the years, CBHCare has expanded from a grass roots undertaking of concerned citizens to a comprehensive community resource serving over 4,000 people annually.
With treatment centers in Lyndhurst and Hackensack CBHCare offers quality mental health services including individual and family counseling; day treatment programs for adults and after-school programs for adolescents; alcohol and substance abuse treatment; the Valley Brook Center for Seniors with emotional needs and the challenges of aging; residential homes; outreach to homeless individuals with mental illness; support for families and preventive services - making CBHCare one of the most vital and important healthcare resources in northern New Jersey. Since its inception, no one has ever been denied CBHCare services because they could not afford them. www.cbhcare.com
Now in its 25th anniversary year, Community Hope was founded by mental health professionals and family members of young adults with mental illness in 1985 with the opening of a single residence serving five individuals. Today, the organization's residential programs serve 300 individuals in recovery from mental illness and co-occurring substance abuse daily.
In 2004, Community Hope opened the largest program in New Jersey and the Tri-State area for homeless veterans. The Hope for Veterans Transitional Housing Program serves 95 homeless veterans a day and has helped more than 430 veterans rebuild their lives in the past six years. www.communityhope-nj.org