Programs that provide congregate living arrangements and a wide variety of counselling and supportive services to facilitate the return to the community, if possible, of people who have received psychiatric treatment in an inpatient or residential treatment facility for acute or chronic mental or emotional disorders. Included are facilities that provide brief, intermediate and lifelong living arrangements in a sheltered environment.
Programs that provide continuing treatment and other supportive services for people who have been discharged from a residential treatment or inpatient psychiatric facility with the objective of maintaining the improvement achieved during inpatient treatment and preventing readmission.
Programs that provide social and recreational activities for people who are recovering from mental illness to help them gain confidence and readjust to living and/or working in the community.
The above terms and definitions are part of the Taxonomy of Human Services, used here by permission of INFO LINE of Los Angeles.