Residence for Adults with Mental Illness
We work with individuals in preparation for a future of greater independence.
Our West Nassau Residence is a home in Elmont for adults (ages 18 – 59) who have a persistent mental illness. Our 24-hour supervised community residence serves men and women by assisting them in learning the skills necessary to move on to a more independent living environment.
The length of stay may vary from 12 to 24 months, depending on the readiness of the individual to move on to a more independent setting.
- Those with psychiatric disabilities who are in need of a structured and supportive setting in the community.
- Individuals may have a secondary substance abuse diagnoses, but West Nassau does not offer substance abuse services. Consumers would need to secure these services at outpatient clinics or programs.
Adults whom we are unable to serve
- Individuals with severe medical conditions who require 24-hour medical supervision.
- People who are a danger to themselves or others at the time of application.
- Assertiveness/self-advocacy training
- Behavioral intervention
- Case management
- Community integration/resource development
- Crisis management
- Daily living skills training
- Health management services
- Medication management and training
- Parenting training
- Rehabilitation counseling
- Room and board
- Skill development services, related to education/vocational pursuits
- Socialization skills training
- Symptom management
- Travel training/transportation
Referrals must be made through Nassau County Single Point of Access (SPOA) for adults. Placement is voluntary.
Please read about our Intake Procedure