Mission: To deliver comprehensive, recovery-focused services in a person-centered, outcome driven and responsive environment, respectful of the diversity and individual needs within the community.
Programs: New london outpatient - provides outpatient individual and group counseling, intensive outpatient day treatment, medication management and assessment services. The program also operates the cssd and federal probation contracts from this location.
yas right of passage program - a residential program that works primarily with young adults (18-25) who are diagnosed with a form of autism, pdd, aspergers, etc. In combination with an axis i diagnosis. The focus of the program is to teach and mentor these young adults and assist them and their families with achieving goals that they never thought they would be able to reach.
supervised apartment program - is a residential supported apartment program housing 21 individuals in single and two bedroom apartments and affording 24 / 7 staffing on the premise. The program is for adults 18+ with severe and persistent illness that require the supports and skills training in order to rehabilitated or habilitate the skills needed for independent living in the community. The program is staffed with an on-site program manager who oversees the day to day operations, a case manager who provides the case management needs of the 21 clients residing in the program, a rehabilitation specialist to teach skills development and support community integration and mental health workers to provide oversight, support and skills development.
As a person in Recovery and a member of the "Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness" I have found Sound Community to be the only agency with wrap around services, Housing, Safety Net, Income and Employment.
As a Board member since 2003, I am always delighted to have a chance to speak on behalf of Sound Community Services. When I originally joined the Board, it was my intention to serve a 3-year stint and then move on. Now, 8 years later, with the exception of a one-year hiatus required after every 9 years of service, I am committed to SCSI for as long as I am able. I have been a marriage and family therapist in private practice for nearly 30 years, and in that capacity, have had occasion to work with clients who, either themselves or their families, have been consumers of the many and varied services of SCSI. Time and again, both in my practice and as a Board member I have had the oppportunity to witness both the professional skill and the human compassion of the excellent staff at SCSI. In my experience, they are an exceptional team.
I have been on the board of Sound Community Services since 2004 and I have been the secretary since 2007. My day job is as a neuroscientist, so to me it made sense to volunteer my time with an organization that provides practical help to the people afflicted with the disorders that I study. It has been my great pleasure to experience the caring and dedication of the members of the board with the majority of them serving three consecutive three year terms and then taking the mandatory year off only to return again. I think that speaks to everyone's commitment to the cause of caring for people with mental health issues.
I have also had the priviledge to meet with many of the employees of SCS and have seen their dedication first hand. They are obviously passionate about what they do and I hope to continue to work with and learn from them for years to come.