The mission of Continuum of Care, Inc. is to rescue and help rebuild the lives of adults challenged with significant mental illness, and/or developmental disabilities by providing community-based housing and support services that enable them to recover and live as fully and independently in the community as possible.
1) Last year, Continuum helped approximately 2,100 clients challenged with severe mental illness, developmental disabilities, and/or substance abuse as they worked toward rebuilding their lives within the community. We rescued approximately 500 adults from homelessness or institutionalization and connected them to appropriate housing, financial and insurance benefits, services, and resources to address their basic needs. Approximately 600 individuals lived in one of Continuum’s 44 facilities. Our acute services programs helped nearly 700 adults as they recovered from crisis or were in transition from hospital or the judicial system. Further, nearly 100 Veterans lived with us or were helped by our services.
3) Celebrating our 50th year anniversary in 2016, we have continued to experience 15% year-over-year growth in the last 11 years due to the need for mental health residential and associated services.
Continuum of Care provides
housing and related residential and support services to 2,000 persons diagnosed with mental
illness and psychiatric disorders annually. The majority of our clients are
impoverished and need compassion and expertise to help stabilize, recover, and gain the tools to rebuild their lives. In doing so provide one-on-one skill building specific to the needs of each person, case management, and link clients with training, referrals, medical treatments, psychosocial services, transportation
and employment. We help clients understand they are at the forefront of their lives and assist in guiding them to success.
Continuum’s Developmental Disabilities Programs are located in residential neighborhoods and close proximity to shopping, restaurants and transportation. Highly trained and caring staff assist with personal needs, adult daily living skills, medical needs, medication administration, dream building, and interpersonal and self-advocacy skill building. We provide on-site nursing, behavioral consultation, and case management. Continuum’s living environments promote creativity and personal choice. Family and guardian involvement is key to our program.
Our acute services provide short-term care to individuals with psychiatric disorders who are in need of crisis, respite or forensic transitional services or housing resource coordination. Many individuals were homeless or hospitalized. In fact, we rescue 250 homeless individuals each year and over 300 clients are diverted from hospitalization or institutionalization.
Central Peer Services program recruits, selects, trains, and places individuals
who are in long-term recovery from mental illness and substance abuse into jobs
as peers at behavioral health agencies. Currently, 54 peers in recovery work competitively as peer
counselors in various social service and behavioral health settings.
Mr. Ostrom joined Continuum of Care in 2011 as the Director of Quality Improvement and became Vice President in 2016. His department ensures Continuum’s programs maintain high quality-based standards following the Agency’s mission while offering a sense of respect and dignity to the people Continuum serves. The Quality Improvement department has a robust internal quality system that assesses the appearance and environment of Continuum homes, reviews the level of care and support provided to persons served, addresses areas in which the Agency needs to improve, ensures contract and compliance targets are met, and provides a variety of in-person and web-based education and training resources for all direct care and administrative employees.
Under Mr. Ostrom’s leadership, Continuum’s Mental Health Services (MHS) programs successfully received their first three-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) in 2012 and have maintained such accreditation to date.
Mr. Ostrom also serves as the Agency Clients’ Rights Officer co-chairing the Resident Advisory Council and visiting programs to speak with residents about their needs and aspirations and how Continuum may support them in achieving their ambitions to enhance the lives of each resident.
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