MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
Vinfen offers a wide range of person-centered, innovative services designed to help people with psychiatric conditions regain their health and live and work successfully in the community. We build on each person’s strengths to improve his or her abilities to succeed and recover.
We know that with the right support, people with psychiatric conditions can and do attain emotional and physical wellness, achieve meaningful life goals, and are productive and valued members of their community.
We focus on meeting people “where they are at” and helping people develop skills and acquire the resources they need through rehabilitative, clinical and recovery-oriented services. We partner with each person to identify and set goals that are important to him or her, while providing encouragement and instilling hope along the way.
We help people get back their lives by helping them make friends, strengthen family connections, find jobs, or pursue education, while learning to manage their conditions. We also partner with families to give them the resources they need to advocate and support their family member effectively throughout their recovery.
Our highly-trained and dedicated staff work together with more than 3,500 people with psychiatric conditions in 100 service settings located throughout Massachusetts. We provide specialized services to adolescents and young adults, and people struggling with substance misuse and/or homelessness.
Most of Vinfen’s services are only available to people who are eligible to receive support from Massachusetts state funded programs. Visit our page on How to Access Our Services for more information. Vinfen’s services can be accessed individually, but are often combined to provide a comprehensive package of services. Our two most common models of integrated services are Adult Community Clinical Services (ACCS) and Clubhouse Services.
Vinfen will also offer Behavioral Health Community Partner Services to MassHealth enrollees with complex psychiatric conditions, behavioral health challenges, and substance use disorders as a member of Community Care Partners.
SERVICES WE PROVIDE
Vinfen offers a wide range of short- and long-term residential support to people with psychiatric conditions. We work with people to attain housing in most of our services.
Vinfen’s Clubhouses empower people by providing them with a community that is focused on respect and encourages individual choice and contribution. Clubs offer supports and services by combining employment, housing, and education services with social activities, life skills, wellness initiatives, arts-based rehabilitation, and advocacy.
Clubhouses Reopening Memo (7.16.20): please note that the process of reopening is fluid and ongoing. Please refer to the latest updates for more information.
Employment Services help people with psychiatric conditions set employment goals, prepare to begin working, and obtain jobs. We work with people to obtain employment through many of our services.
Peer Support services offer the chance for people to get support and guidance from people with lived experience who are in recovery. Peer Support services are offered in many of our programs, including ACCS, PACT, and Recovery Learning Centers.
Covid-19 Update: all RLC and RCC building facilities are closed. Arrangements have been made with program members to ensure each person receives comprehensive services during this time. Peer support will be available by phone and videoconferencing.
Vinfen’s outpatient clinics offer a wide range of services to individuals including adults, children, adolescents, and families who may be experiencing emotional or behavioral issues, mental illness, or substance use concerns by using evidence-based interventions and therapeutic techniques.
COVID-19 Update: Vinfen Behavioral Health Lawrence (formerly known as People Care Clinic) and Vinfen Behavioral Health Lowell (formerly known as Community and Family Counseling Services) are open and are providing most services including new client intakes, therapy, medication and neuropsychological testing services via telehealth. Vinfen Behavioral Health also has limited in-person appointments that may be scheduled upon request.
Vinfen’s Young Adult services give adolescents and young adults with psychiatric conditions the support they need to plan for their future and achieve their goals.
COVID-19 Update: YouForward is closed but will be offering continued services by appointment-only. Click here for more details.
Our Homeless Outreach Team in Hyannis and Safe Haven in Boston help people who are homeless connect with permanent housing and community resources and supports.
COVID-19 Update: Homeless Outreach and Engagement Team (HOET) Coffee House services are suspended until further notice. HOET continues to conduct outreach in the community using social distancing and personal protective equipment.
PRIMARY FUNDING SOURCES
Our Mental Health Services are funded through a variety of sources.