Mission: To answer the nagging question "Who will care for my loved one with a severe mental illness or other disability when I no longer can"?
Results: For over 15 years, PLAN has been the answer for individuals and families plagued by the nagging question of future care of a loved one with a severe mental illness or other chronic disabling condition (e.g., developmental disability, brain injury, etc.). Through a combination of Life Planning, Familiy Surrogacy, and Recreation, PLAN provides a second family for those isolated by disability and creates a long term, reliable point of contact for those desperately worried about future care, particularly when key caregivers can no longer provide care or advocate for family members with disabilities.
Target demographics: people with severe mental illnesses and other chronic disabilities and their families have peace of mind about the future
Direct beneficiaries per year: over 150 individuals dealing with serious, chronic disabilities and their families gain peace of mind about the future
Geographic areas served: southwest Ohio
Programs: Life Planning, Family Surrogacy, Recreation, Health and Wellness, and Cognitive Enhancement Therapy (CET)
PLAN helps people plan for the future if they or a family member has a disability and then acts like a family surrogate for them long term. They make people feel included and have been a god send for me and many like me who struggle with mental illnesses and other disabilities. I feel better about my future knowing they will be there when my mom passes away. They have helped her set up financial plans that will help me in the future without throwing me off benefits too. They have recreational opportunities and treat me like a someone in a family. I've known them for years and they really have helped me in my life and will continue to as I age.