SOS

SOS programs ended in December 2010.

State Operated Services (SOS):

A key component of the Commonwealth’s plan for the closure of Mayview State Hospital (MSH) is to create State operated community-based services. These SOS programs will supplement the existing community system with additional capacity and provide an additional level of continuity of care for those individuals discharged from the state hospital. The following SOS programs are available to all MRSAP Counties, including Allegheny, Beaver, Greene, Lawrence, and Washington.

  • Quality Management and Clinical Consultation (QMCC) Team
  • Community Support Team (CST)
  • Long Term Structured Residence (LTSR)
  • Two Specialized Support Homes
Services
QMCC

The Quality Management Clinical Consultation Team (QMCC) Team will work collaboratively with counties and providers to monitor the quality, effectiveness of service, the effective coordination of services and development of staff expertise to meet the complex and changing clinical needs of consumers. This work will be done in coordination with the five counties of the service area and in collaboration with their provider networks. Individuals on the Team will bring their expertise and understanding of the diverse special needs of the consumer population discharged from the Mayview State Hospital. The team will work to assist the community providers in implementing optimal supports for the consumers, through monitoring benchmarks of recovery, providing indirect support and education to community providers and providing direct support when necessary/appropriate and in coordination with the counties.

CST

The Community Support Team (CST) will serve as a resource to the county mental health programs and community providers to provide additional support to individual as they transition from Mayview State Hospital. This work will be done in coordination with and at the request of the 5 counties of the service area plan. The Counties will coordinate requests from their provider networks and the CST. The team will provide direct services to consumers and will work to assist the community providers in implementing optimal supports for the consumers. Individual staff will be available for holiday, weekend and shift work as needed. The team will be able to transport individuals as needed. The CST will be able to provide face to face support to family members as well. Individuals on the Team will bring their expertise & understanding of the diverse special needs of our consumer population. The underlying concepts of individual recovery will serve as the guiding principles in the service and support provided to individuals.

Residential
Long Term Structured Residence (LTSR):

The Monarch Springs LTSR provides twenty-four (24) hour services in a structured setting for individuals who have demonstrated severe and persistent psychiatric disorders and can reasonably be expected to respond to therapeutic intervention. The facility is licensed and secure. Individuals receive therapeutic intervention and specialized programming in a controlled environment with a high degree of supervision in a structured milieu. The program addresses the identified problems through a wide range of diagnostic and treatment services as well as through rehabilitative training in basic skills such as social, problem solving, and activities of daily living in the context of a comprehensive multidisciplinary treatment plan. This level of care requires at least weekly psychiatrist visits in addition to providing psychosocial and rehabilitative training with focus on reintegration to a less restrictive setting. Each individual will have an individualized rehabilitative treatment plan which is strength based, consumer recovery oriented, flexible and inclusive of family/natural supports. The SOS LTSR will be managed in partnership with the SOS transitional provider, Mercy Behavioral Health, who will also be the licensed provider for this facility.

Specialized Support Homes:

The two SOS Specialized Support Homes will be managed in partnership with the SOS transitional provider, Mercy Behavioral Health. The homes will each provide 24 hour/ seven day supervision to no more than three individuals. The residences will be staffed in a manner that maintains at least one licensed staff person during the day and evening hours. Residential supports and services will be maintained including: meals, medications, activities of daily living and leisure. Many activities will take place in the community with the expectation of the consumers becoming fully integrated into the community system of care and supports over time.