Stairways Adult Treatment & Skills-Based Programs
|Outpatient Mental Health||
The Stairways Outpatient Clinic provides timely access to services from skilled and caring teams of professionals. The clinic focuses on significantly improving accessibility and service to the customer, and has evolved responsive, comprehensive programs focused on improving the quality of life for individuals and the community as a whole.
We take a wholistic approach to mental health treatment and wellness. Therefore, services are provided by a team of professionals that include psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses and therapists who work closely with you and with one another to ensure that your needs are properly identified and successfully addressed. Our medical staff can provide comprehensive psychiatric evaluations, ongoing assessments, and medication management.
Stairways has assembled some of the finest, well-trained counselors in Erie County, who listen intently, understand and guide. Our clinics offer a safe and private space where individuals are free to discuss problems, concerns, fears and challenges. Services take place in an atmosphere of respect, support and encouragement.
The forensic tract within our outpatient program provides an innovative structured, intensive and clinically-driven team approach that includes group and individual counseling, in-house psychiatric care and prescription management. Stairways doctors and professionals currently provide service and medication management within the Erie County prison system, offering exclusive continuity of behavioral health care upon each client's release.
Erie Outpatient Mental Health Clinic - 2910 State Street, Erie, PA 16508 - 814.454.5686
|The Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)||
The Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) program is for persons with a serious mental illness who have typically not benefited from more traditional outpatient services. This treatment program is designed around the individual needs of the client so that long-term, therapeutic relationships are developed throughout the community.
The goal is to help clients reduce hospitalizations, increase independent living in the community, build more positive relationships, secure employment and experience an overall greater satisfaction with life.
The ACT team, consisting of a psychiatrist, therapists, nurses, mental health workers, peer specialists and a team leader, collaborates closely with each consumer to find various services that promote physical and emotional wellness.
A dedicated ACT Team provides such things as: Service coordination to meet individual needs, Psychiatric services, Individual and group therapy, Substance abuse counseling, Work related services, Daily living skills, Social and interpersonal relationship counseling, Leisure-time skill training, Family education and support, Peer support services.
The ACT Team provides the intensive rehabilitation, treatment and support services geared toward assisting that client achieve his or her life goals.
2185 West 8th Street, Erie, PA 16508 - 814.453.5806
|Blended Case Management (BCM)||Blended Case Management can help in the following areas:
Treatment - linking our consumers and their families with available services needed to maintain good mental and physical health and stability.
Housing - helping our consumers find safe, affordable housing by linking them with HUD and other subsidized programs as well as private landlords.
Education and Work - working with educational and vocational supports to develop plans focused on an individual's potential and success.
Daily Living - assessing levels of independence and a family's ability to provide basic needs such as proper nutrition and clothing; then organizing and implementing a process to fill in any existing gaps.
Income and Benefits - assessing one's income and health insurance, including entitlements, and then advocating in the best interest of the consumer and family for support and community resources.
2185 West 8th Street, Erie, PA 16508 - 814.453.5806
A lodge is a living arrangement designed specifically for persons with mental illness who are active members of society and wish to live independently. Those who benefit most are persons who may not be able to afford things like rent, food, transportation and utilities on their own but could do so with the help of other house mates.
Lodge members share in the day-to-day experiences of running a home and do so more affordably than if they lived on their own. Lodge members create their own house rules and manage their own activities. Lodges are member-managed. Staff assist only as needed and are available in emergency situations. On-site staff is very limited as the goal of the lodge is to promote independent living with minimal assistance.
510 West 10th Street, Erie, PA 16502 - 814.314.9950
|Mobile Medication Management||
For persons diagnosed with a serious mental Illness, taking psychiatric medications can be confusing and frustrating. Many people stop taking their medications as prescribed, often leading to psychiatric hospitalizations and/or mental health crises. The goal of the program is for medications to be taken consistently, safely, as prescribed and ultimately independently. Each person is met at the level of care they require from daily home visits to reminder phone calls. The program operates 7 days a week.
2185 West 8th Street, Erie, PA 16505 - 814.878.3573
|Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services||
Psychiatric Rehabilitation is a skills building program to help people living with serious mental illness realize meaningful goals and lead more fulfilling lives. Staff meets with people inside or outside their homes to develop skills in the areas of living and wellness, education, vocation and socialization.
2185 West 8th Street, Erie, PA 16505 - 814.878.5300
|New Opportunities Employee Assistance Program||
The New Opportunities Employee Assistance Program (EAP) at Stairways is a benefit employers provide for employees and their household members to help them through difficult times. It is designed to help individuals access professional services quickly and confidentially.
2185 West 8th Street, Erie, PA 16505 - 814.878.3433 -Info@NewOpportunitiesEAP.org