• 47 Broad Avenue Binghamton, NY 13904

  • Phone (607) 771-8888

  • Fax (607) 771-8892

Adult Programs

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MHAST believes in recovery from mental illness and further believes consumer-focused programs and services are essential elements in the recovery process. Our staff includes certified Peer Specialists whose personal lived experiences lend to enhanced skill sets, understanding and empathy toward the consumers that access our services. We offer hospital diversion assistance through education, advocacy, groups, activities, and community based resource referrals.

Adult Programs

The Project Uplift Program provides care management services to adults living with severe and persistent mental illness and supports them in living a safe, healthy, and enriched life.

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Our mission is to incorporate the value of recovery, self-help, and empowerment by educating and advocating for recipients of Mental Health Services. The Advocacy Program encourages and promotes self-help and peer support. These services help to empower recipients to become self-directed and to maintain a healthy recovery process. The Advocacy Program utilizes walk-in hours, meetings, and presentations to provide opportunities and give information to consumers.

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The Beacon offers help through support and empowerment. It addresses the needs of the consumers to ensure that they have a safe refuge on the weekends, when other community services are unavailable. The Beacon is open to all, especially those diagnosed with a mental illness and/or chemical addiction. The Beacon has become an important support for those on the road to recovery.

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The Compeer Program encourages individuals with a mental health diagnosis to build self-confidence, self-reliance, and healthy relationships by involving them in one-to-one friendships, innovative programs, and regular social contact. The Compeer Program is designed to help reduce the isolation and the feelings of loneliness experienced by many of our participants.

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The Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) program provides training to first responders for crisis situations involving behavioral health. With a strong community partnership between law enforcement, mental health providers, and emergency services personnel, this program aims to divert individuals experiencing a mental health crisis away from the criminal justice system and into the behavioral health system.

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Our Education services provide community education and information from a peer perspective. The program looks to educate the community and businesses on a wide variety of topics to bring awareness of our community’s mental health needs. This goal will be reached through presentations, tabling at events, one-to-one contact and collaborating with existing agencies and programs.

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For those who are eligible, our Medicaid Health Home Care Coordinators promote obtaining and maintaining a healthy and safe lifestyle within the community. Our Care Coordinators develop an individualized plan looking at the person’s specific needs for overall wellness. This holistic approach to care works at meeting the individual’s needs as well as obtaining sufficient healthcare.

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Working with the local police departments to assist in 911 dispatches involving a mental health situation, our trained, professional staff meets the police at the dispatched location and works with the individual in crisis to determine appropriate resources and services they may be in need of.

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Offering a beacon of hope for the community, Our House provides a safe and nurturing environment as an alternative to hospitalization for people facing a mental health challenge. Here, guests can stay for up to five days in a residential setting. Guests can stay active in the community while they explore and improve their mental wellness with the help of our trained staff offering peer support. Here at Our House, we encourage a focus on wellness where people with a mental health diagnosis or struggle are no longer stigmatized

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Self Help Independence Project (SHIP) offers a continuum of programming and self help services designed to provide educational and experiential opportunities for individuals who wish to become active participants in their own self-directed recovery. Two core programs, The Speakers Bureau, and The SHIP Fall Conference help to achieve these outcomes.

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The Sunrise Wellness Center is a peer-run program promoting recovery for individuals with mental health diagnoses. Sunrise encourages a self-directed approach to mental health services, and promotes mental, physical, and spiritual wellness. The Center acts as a gateway for people with mental health challenges to find hope and support in recovery.

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