The Residential Rehabilitation Programs of Cornerstone Montgomery, Inc., are designed to help individuals learn to live as independently as possible. Ranging from 24-hour onsite supervision to drop in services, we believe that with the right level of support, everyone can live successfully in the community. Dependent on the level of individual need, our residential staff can provide assistance with transportation, cooking, medication monitoring, activities of daily living and provide opportunities for increasing socialization. We are passionate about helping the individuals we work with learn the skills to stay out of the hospital!
Foundations Day Programs at Cornerstone Montgomery work with each person we serve to develop “natural supports” on which they can rely, regardless of the level of services they receive. Each member of the Foundations staff helps clients learn to depend less on paid staff members and more on family, friends, neighbors, religious communities and people with whom they share common interests. Foundations has developed courses to help clients develop their independent living skills. Many of the courses have been designed to assist consumers in accessing community resources and develop friendships both with other Cornerstone Montgomery clients and with individuals they meet in the course of their lives in the community.
Cornerstone Montgomery, Inc has two young adult teams, which combine to form the Transition Age Youth (TAY) program. The two teams help young adults with mental health concerns reach their future goals. Our Career Transition Program is a short-term program working with graduating high school seniors and second semester juniors. Our Career Academic Psych Rehab Program is a longer term program for young adults ages 18-25. Both programs support young adults as they transition to independence and focus on personal employment, education, and career exploration goals.
Cornerstone Montgomery's Outpatient Mental Health Clinics provide a full range of mental health, psychiatric and therapeutic treatment services. Our clinics serve members of our Psychiatric and Residential Rehabilitation programs as well as members of the community. Our clinics are located in Bethesda, Silver Spring and Rockville, and have the capacity to serve 1,650 individuals annually.
Cornerstone Montgomery's Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) program is a multidisciplinary mobile treatment approach to serving clients living with behavioral health disorders. Crisis Management is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week. All clients have access to a prescriber who provides: assessment, diagnosis and treatment. Most clients served by the ACT team have a history of multiple inpatient hospital stays and are diagnosed with a co-occurring condition in addition to their mental health diagnosis. We use a person centered approach to treatment planning and collaboration.
Comprised of the Supported Living, Permanent Supportive Housing and Montgomery County Case Management Programs, the Psychiatric Rehabilitation programs of Cornerstone Montgomery provide support to individuals living outside of Cornerstone Montgomery's Residential Rehabilitation Program. Services are delivered in the community and depending on each individual's need, participants in our Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program receive support with medication management, independent living skills training, benefits management and housing supports. Individuals meet with staff between 1-2 times each week.
In the Vocational Department at Cornerstone Montgomery, Inc., we believe that employment brings meaning to many people’s lives. Being employed can be especially essential for someone recovering from mental illness: it creates a sense of self-worth, a way to be a part of a larger community, and the income needed to become independent. That’s why our team of 33 employment specialists is dedicated to helping our 600 clients to find jobs that they like and provide supports that help them to keep these jobs. We love what we do, and we want to help our clients find something that they are passionate about too!
As a vocational art program, Studio In-Sight provides space and materials for clients to embrace their passion and vocation as visual artists. The supportive atmosphere of the studio, benefits of creative expression, positive social outlets, and financial opportunities, all combine to give clients control over improving their lives. Studio In-Sight is growing and currently has 4 studio classes a week and serves over 50 artists. Studio In-Sight has opportunities for volunteers and visiting artists. We can always use an extra hand when preparing for upcoming events. For more information, please contact Trisha Gupta at Trisha.Gupta@cornerstonemontgomery.org
For individuals experiencing increased symptoms of a mental health disorder, Cornerstone Montgomery offers Residential Crisis Services. These services are community based, alternatives to inpatient hospitalization. Our Residential Crisis programs are located in suburban single-family neighborhoods and offer 24-hour staff supervision and support. The length of stay averages 10 days. Our Residential Crisis Service Program is the largest alternative to inpatient psychiatric hospitalization in Montgomery County.
Cornerstone Montgomery's Integrated Health Program is part of a National and State effort to integrate somatic and behavioral health services in Maryland. Our Integrated Health program focuses on individuals with behavioral health needs who are at high risk for additional chronic conditions such as diabetes, obesity, and heart disease. Participants receive enhanced care coordination services from providers with whom they regularly receive care. Services are offered through our Psychiatric and Residential Rehabilitation programs and Health Homes staff. These services are open to all participants in our Residential and Psychiatric Rehabilitation Programs.
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a public education program that introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental illnesses, builds understanding of their impact and overviews common supports. This 8-hour course uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to offer initial help in a mental health crisis and connect persons to the appropriate supports. The program teaches the common risk factors and warning sighs of specific types of illnesses, like anxiety, depression, substance use, bi-polar disorder, eating disorders and schizophrenia. Cornerstone Montgomery is thrilled to offer Mental Health First Aid courses to the community.