We operate three Community Integrated Recovery Centers (CIRCs). Using clinical protocols and activities that promote the concepts of personal strengths and resiliency, these programs combine outpatient psychiatric services with community-oriented psychiatric rehabilitation services.

Members work on skills which will help them achieve a variety of goals ranging from psychiatric symptom reduction to independent living and vocational/educational placement. Our dedicated staff uses a blend of best practices, recovery models, and a person-centered approach that builds coping and socialization proficiency. Services are provided on-site and in a community-based setting. We also offer psychiatric resources in the form of psychiatric evaluations, medication consultation, and medication management.

 

The Penrose CIRC Program Details:

  • Age Group – 18 to 30
  • Who can refer – Our referrals come from hospitals, residences and family members. Persons in recovery can even refer themselves.
  • Presenting needs of Members – developing those skills needed to transition from early to later adulthood. This program works with a forensic population that requires many additional skills as they attempt to move away from an institutional lifestyle.
  • Eligibility – Our members must have a present, or a history of a, serious mental illness which includes the following diagnoses by a psychiatrist: schizophrenia, major mood disorder, psychotic disorder, schizoaffective disorder or borderline personality disorder. The person must also have a moderate to severe functional impairment in the domains of education, social, vocational, self maintenance related to ethnic/cultural environment.
  • Requirements – Members must choose to participate in the program, be stable, absent of any withdrawal symptoms. The person must also be willing to come to the program.
  • Length of Treatment – As needed. Cases are reviewed every six months.
  • Location – 2401 Penrose Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19145
  • For More Information, call 215-336-6926

 

The Carlisle CIRC Program Details:

  • Age Group – 30 to 55
  • Who can refer – Our referrals come from hospitals, residences and family members. Persons in recovery can even refer themselves.
  • Presenting needs of Members – Building off of the development and social maturity of its participants in order to help them actively integrate into local community events and activities.
  • Eligibility – Our members must have a present, or a history of a, serious mental illness which includes the following diagnoses by a psychiatrist: schizophrenia, major mood disorder, psychotic disorder, schizoaffective disorder or borderline personality disorder. The person must also have a moderate to severe functional impairment in the domains of education, social, vocational, self maintenance related to ethnic/cultural environment.
  • Requirements – Members must choose to participate in the program, be stable, absent of any withdrawal symptoms. The person must also be willing to come to the program.
  • Length of Treatment – As needed. Cases are reviewed every six months
  • Location – 1400 Reed Street-1st Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19146
  • For More Information, call 215-389-0903

 

The Packer CIRC Program Details:

  • Age Group – 55 and over
  • Who can refer – Our referrals come from hospitals, residences and family members. Persons in recovery can even refer themselves.
  • Presenting needs of Members – Specific issues of aging with a strong focus on health and wellness management.
  • Eligibility – Our members must have a present, or a history of a, serious mental illness which includes the following diagnoses by a psychiatrist: schizophrenia, major mood disorder, psychotic disorder, schizoaffective disorder or borderline personality disorder. The person must also have a moderate to severe functional impairment in the domains of education, social, vocational, self maintenance related to ethnic/cultural environment.
  • Requirements – Members must choose to participate in the program, be stable, absent of any withdrawal symptoms. The person must also be willing to come to the program.
  • Length of Treatment – As needed. Cases are reviewed every six months
  • Location – 700 Packer Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19148
  • For More Information, call 215-551-3150
  • Other: Community inclusion at the Packer program begins to incorporate organizations that work with an elderly population such as PHILADELPHIA CORPORATION FOR THE AGING along with various neighborhood SENIOR CENTERS.