At Araphaoe Douglas Mental Health Network, we're committed to creating a culture in which clients with emotional challenges and mental illness — including those with serious mental illness (SMI), also known as severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI) — can take an active part in their own recovery process. Our new comprehensive program is both rehabilitation- and recovery-focused.
Center Point, A good place to be.
Center Point is a restorative environment for people who have had their lives drastically disrupted by mental illness and need and want the support of others who believe that every individual can recover from the effects of their illness to lead a personally satisfying life. Center Point members are dedicated to one another’s success, no matter how long it takes or how difficult it is. The Program concept is organized around a belief in the potential for productive contributions from everyone, including clients struggling with the most severe effects of mental illness. It is a rehabilitative model of recovery that supports enhancement of meaningful life skills, employment and opportunities that encourage self determination and independence.
Health and Wellness
Taking care of physical and mental wellness is key in recovery from mental illness. Psycho-social groups, supportive therapy, case management, and medication services will be readily accessible to all members. These ancillary supports will assist people in learning core skills that will help them to successfully manage their mental illness, increase independence and improve integration into the community.
Opportunities to Work
Employment opportunities and support are central to the Center Point philosophy. Temporary Employment (TE) opportunities give members a chance to learn different skills and discover what they enjoy doing. Situational Assessments assist members in determining their strengths and abilities that help with more targeted job searching. Center Point offers support to members whom are employed, seeking employment and to volunteers. Center Point provides countless opportunities to learn and practice job skills.
Develop Relationships. Make Friends.
The development of a supportive community where members can be themselves, build friendships and have fun following a day of work is another essential component of this program. Center Point affords opportunity for members to participate in organizing and scheduling structured and un-structured social activities. The program provides evening, weekend, and holiday social and recreational programming Monday through Thursday from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., and Saturdays 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Group therapy is an effective way to treat individuals experiencing similar behavioral issues in a safe and supportive environment. Many groups focus on developing, exploring and examing self-esteem, social skills, problem solving and identification of feelings.
Center Point offers multiple specialized groups that explore particular themes – like job seeking skills and illness management and recovery. Group themes and topics change quarterly.
Click on the image to view (and print) a descriptive listing of current group offerings through Center Point.
Who can join?
Any adult 18+ with a major Axis 1 Mental Illness; and actively receiving services within the Arapahoe/Douglas Mental Health Network.
For information about donating to the Center Pont Program, please contact the ADMHN development director at 303 793 9601.