Behavioral Health Services
At Arizona MENTOR, we believe everyone has the ability to make positive changes in their lives and progress toward their goals. That is why our Behavioral Health Services use a recovery philosophy, based on the belief that with the right supports individuals with mental illness can overcome challenges such as psychotic symptoms, mood instability, substance abuse and aggressive behaviors to increase independence and enjoy a higher quality of life.
Support for Complex Behaviors
Arizona MENTOR is licensed by the Arizona Department of Health Services as a behavioral health residential facility, serving adults 18 years and older with complex mental health needs. Our behavioral health program serves individuals with serious mental illness in residential settings, our Community Living Placements, as well as in their own or families’ homes on an outpatient basis.
Because each resident is different, with their own unique strengths and challenges, our experienced staff provide each adult we serve with a comprehensive assessment and partner with them and their clinical teams, guardians or families to develop an Individualized Treatment Care Plan (ITCP), which identifies the right mix and intensity of services for them.
Staff in our Behavioral Health program include Licensed Behavioral Health Professionals, Behavioral Health Technicians and Behavioral Health paraprofessionals specially trained in supporting individuals with mental illnesses. Our behavioral health interventions are delivered in keeping with evidence-based best practices designed to help each person we serve grow and live more independently.
Community Living Placements
We operate two group homes known as Community Living Placements, which provide support to individuals with serious mental health or substance abuse challenges requiring 24-hour supervision. Services provided in the homes include:
- Individual and group counseling
- Medication education
- Assistance with taking medications
- Independent living skill coaching, such as cleaning and budgeting
- Social skill development
- Transportation to medical appointments and community activities
- Support accessing community resources
- Support participating in community activities
Staff in the homes also support residents in developing independent living skills that can help them step down to a less intensive level of support. In time, individuals may develop the stability and skills to transition out of the Community Living Placement and live on their own or with family.