what we do

The Program is designed to serve adolescents and adults returning to the community from residential treatment facilities, who have been difficult to place in foster care or who are difficult to manage at home and in their community.   When it is not an option for Residents to return home from residential treatment facilities, HAART provides long-term care to individuals.  Group and individual therapy is utilized with our residents and their families.  Aside from individual and family therapy, group therapy is implemented using the S.E.L.F. Curriculum.   S.E.L.F. is an acronym for Safety, Emotions, Loss, and Future.  Each Resident and their family is connected with a Service Coordinator who links the Resident and their family to community resources to address educational, vocational, medical, mental health/psychiatric and housing needs.  HAART Program is also planning to use to Sanctuary Model to create a positive, cooperative and safe environment for our staff and Residents.

Each Resident will receive a Service Plan titled Individual Integrated Rehabilitation Plan (IIRP) within thirty days of arrival to the residence.   During this time, the Direct Care Worker assigned to the Resident will ensure that all family background information, mental health, educational and medical information are forwarded to HAART.   Baseline data will be compiled on the Resident and a structured data tool will be used to assess a Resident’s current level of functioning in the HAART Program setting.  A Biopsychosocial Evaluation will be conducted if needed.  The IIRP will consist of four major documents containing S.M.A.R.T (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Timely) Goals:

•    Positive Support Behavior Plan - includes goals to target problematic behaviors while living at HAART.  This plan will extend to school, the community, as well as         the Resident’s biological home.
•    Recreation Plan - includes weekend activities, home visits, family visits to HAART Program and extracurricular activities in school and in the community.                        Participation in community activities will be strongly encouraged.
•    Life Skills Plan – includes training in the performance of activities of daily living that are age-appropriate, transition/discharge plan to home, college, trade school        or independent living. Guidance/counseling to be given to all high school students throughout their stay at HAART.   This plan will also include educational                  programming with an updated IEP and  Psychoeducational Evaluation Reports if needed. 
•    Crisis Plan - to clearly define guidelines to adhere to when a Resident needs additional support (find a quiet place or remove others, who to phone, passive                restraints if needed, etc.).