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Published on February 18, 2014

Author: SUSincNYC



Parachute NYC is a New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) initiative that provides alternatives to hospitalization for people experiencing the first year or so of new mental health difficulties.

As a partner of Parachute NYC, SUS serves young adults 18-30 years old with mental illness—those with little or no experience with the institutional mental health system, and those needing respite from their current living environments. SUS’ Crisis Respite Center (CRC) in Brooklyn offers these young adults temporary residential care for up to two weeks, in a safe and supportive home-like environment, helping to prevent chronicity of mental illness.

How Can You Be Referred? To inquire about referrals to the Crisis Respite Center, please call (347) 505-0870. There are two types of services that can be requested: 1. Parachute NYC Brooklyn Mobile Treatment Team A supportive team of professionals—including a psychiatrist, psychologist, social worker, and peer specialist—administers an in-home needs assessment within 24 hours of signing up. Individuals may receive services from the Mobile Treatment Team for up to a year and have priority access to the Crisis Respite Center. ABOUT SUS Services for the UnderServed (SUS) serves people who are often marginalized by society because of their life circumstances:  individuals and families faced with mental illness, people with intellectual/developmental disabilities, individuals living with HIV/AIDS and veterans. We do our work one person at a time, in partnership with each of the 7,000 individuals whose lives we touch. That, plus our  commitment to full and meaningful societal inclusion  is what makes us a leading human services organization.   Parachute NYC Respite Brooklyn, NY Our residences and support services create opportunities for individuals where traditional services have not, promoting learning, engagement and skill-building. These services are designed in collaboration with the individuals and/or their families based on their needs, strengths and interests. Through this person-centered approach, individuals are supported in their growth toward independence and full integration into their communities. 2. Respite-Only Services With an assessment and treatment summary from a current provider, individuals can begin to receive respite services within 24 hours of their request. To learn more about SUS, visit TO REQUEST PARACHUTE NYC SERVICES, CALL 1(800) LIFE-NET (549-9692). TO CONTACT SUS’ CRISIS RESPITE CENTER, CALL (347) 505-0870. An alternative to hospitalization in a short-term home-like environment that supports people who are experiencing mental health crisis and helps them restore optimal mental wellness

What is Parachute NYC? Through Mobile Treatment Teams, Crisis Respite Centers, and a Peer Support Line, Parachute NYC provides alternatives to hospitalization for people experiencing the first year or so of new mental health difficulties. Parachute NYC offers rapid access to home-based treatment and crisis respite centers where people can stay in a calm, open, and supportive environment. Parachute NYC is a city-wide initiative that rolled out in Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx in 2013 and Queens in 2014. Staten Island referrals are directed to Manhattan’s services. In Brooklyn, Parachute NYC works exclusively with young people (ages 18-30) experiencing a first episode of a serious mental health issue. Brooklyn home-based treatment is provided by Woodhull Need-Adapted Mobile Crisis. (718) 2607725.. The Brooklyn Crisis Respite Center is staffed and operated by Services for the UnderServed. (347) 505-0870. The city-wide Peer Support Line is provided by Community Access. (646) 741-HOPE. Brooklyn Crisis Respite Center The SUS Brooklyn Crisis Respite Cemter is located on a beautiful residential street in Brownsville, Brooklyn. The center is located near shopping and is just minutes from the #3 train. Eligibility for Respite Care To stay at the SUS Brooklyn Crisis Respite Center, individuals must meet the following requirements: • • • • • • • 18-30 years old Experiencing a first-episode of a serious men tla health issue (within one year of onset of symptoms or has limited involvement us ing mental health services) Voluntarily seeking or accepting services Medically stable Resident of Brooklyn In stable housing (not homeless) Not at imminent risk to themselves or others such that he/she requires a higher or different level of care • Does not have a diagnosis of dementia or organic brain syndrome For More Information on Parachute NYC Project Visit: parachute.shtml OR Google: Parachute NYC Activities and Amenities Stay and participation in activities is voluntary. Guests of the Crisis Respite Center have access to the following: • Free 24/7 peer support in a safe, friendly, homelike environment • Stays of 1 to 14 days • 10 individual bedrooms and 5 bathrooms • Psycho-educational support • Peer support groups • Fun, recreational, and social support groups

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