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Adult Mental Health Services
Who We Are
We walk beside men and women on their journey to recovery, and we support growth and individual choices that lead to lives filled with dignity, respect and valued social roles.
Adult Mental Health Services is committed to supporting and empowering individuals on their personal journey of recovery. While working together, we explore opportunities for the development of community-based, hope-filled relationships. We intend to support growth and positive individual choices that lead to lives filled with dignity, respect and valued social roles.
Through our commitment, we encourage individuals to grow and follow their own unique path to recovery. We believe the path to recovery must be walked in partnership and we are dedicated to ensuring individuals have a voice in the ways we support them. Our Purpose Statement, developed by members of the Leadership Council who are traveling their own paths to recovery, is a true reflection of our dedication to providing services that genuinely address the unique needs of those we support.
Adult Mental Health Services has a long history of providing services for individuals, reaching back to the foundation of Keystone Human Services. Among the services we provide are supportive living, case management, community residential rehabilitation, domiciliary care, peer support, specialized community residence and structured residential services. In addition, we manage the vocational services through Gateway Employment Group, supporting people with disabilities to locate meaningful employment opportunities. The Keystone Center in Chambersburg is a licensed psychiatric rehabilitation program, which offers strength-based psychiatric rehabilitation services.
Structured Residential Services
Structured Residential Services supports men and women to enhance their personal strengths and rebuild family relationships and community connections. Within the therapeutic environment of this home, individuals increase their daily living and community living skills so that they can live more independently.
Keystone created Structured Residential Services to support sixteen people who left the Harrisburg State Hospital. It was designed to provide a rehabilitative environment where people can develop their skills and begin their journeys to recovery. In this spacious home, the men and women have their own bedrooms. Since its inception, one hundred percent of the people who originally used Structured Residential Services transitioned to more independent living arrangements.
From the first day one gentleman arrived at the Structured Residential Services home, he expressed a desire to go to college and find a full time job. While going through an assessment for employment, he also said that he wanted to get his driver’s license. After a few months, he was on his way to achieving his life goals. He earned his driver’s license and bought a car. He found employment and received training to be a supervisor. Now he has moved to more independent living arrangements and uses his car to continue increasing his independence.
Another gentleman wanted to reconnect with his family. Over the years during his time at the Harrisburg State Hospital, his relationship with his family had become strained. However, soon after arriving at the Structured Residential Services home, he contacted his family with the support of the staff. Their first meeting was a picnic in a public place with a staff member present, and over the years, his family began visiting him in his home. They also invited him to their home for family get-togethers. Since then, he has moved to more independent living arrangements and continues to enjoy his family’s support and involvement in his life.
Another gentleman had been institutionalized for most of his life, and when he began using Structured Residential Services, he set a goal of one day living in his own apartment. Our professionals have worked with him to build his independent living skills, including cooking and housekeeping skills and medical management, as well as managing periods of frustration. With the support of our professionals, this gentleman is developing a plan to successfully reach his goal of living independently, and he has moved out of Structured Residential Services into a Structured Community Residence. He is taking control over his own life, and he is learning to see himself as a valued person.