Community Service

All of CareLink’s services embody the principles of psychosocial rehabilitation, which promote achievable outcomes and community integration. Training in social skills and career skills is offered along with life skills training to help our program participants meet this goal. Emphasis is also placed on participation in activities and community events, which enhance resident lives and promote socialization and familiarity, as well as integration with the local community.

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CareLink’s Mobile Psychiatric Rehabilitation (MPR) services assist adults with mental illness in developing the skills and supports necessary to lead more self-sufficient, personally satisfying lives.

MPR services are designed to be short-term, goal oriented, highly individualized, and directed by the participant; individuals receive assistance in learning the particular skills they need to transition to or maintain community living.

In the MPR program, participants identify a specific area of need. An MPR Specialist conducts an assessment with the client to identify strengths, as well as personal and community resources. Together, they develop a service plan that outlines the tasks needed to reach the identified goals, and both parties have responsibilities between visits to make progress on the goals.

Targeted Outcome Examples:

  • Acquire skills in nutrition, budgeting, self-care, or use of public transportation
  • Use time productively at home and in the community.
  • Manage mental health issues such as symptoms and medication
  • Use resources such as employment specialists, program participant groups, advocacy groups, self-help or other community support.
  • Enjoy the support of family, friends, and coworkers.
  • Better coordinate their care among service provider and natural supports

Eligibility & Service Area

CareLink currently provides services to residents of Delaware, Chester, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties in Pennsylvania, and Camden County, New Jersey, who come from a variety of admission settings, including independent living environments, homes with family, supported housing, other community service providers, state hospitals, correctional facilities, or homeless shelters. Available services vary by county and individual CareLink site.

Program participants are typically referred to our agency by county government agencies, social service providers, and health care providers. While our services are primarily funded through the offices of behavior health in the counties we serve, our Mobile Psychiatric services, Supported Living services, and Education & Employment support services are available with a private pay option to those living outside those counties.