The Living Room Wellness Center, is an innovation approach that provides a safe and comfortable environment where individuals can receive support for their basic needs. It is our belief that every person has the right to work toward achieving the same quality of life and self-fulfillment that all people live.
The Living Room Wellness Center at the Independence Center provides a safe comfortable, inviting environment where skilled Certified Recovery Support Specialists provide crisis intervention referrals and other needed services for guests experiencing a crisis due to emotional distress. The Living Room is an alternative to the emergency room for guests with increased symptoms or near a crisis. The purpose is to:
· Offer a safe and positive environment where guests can go to for support and comfort.
· Assist guests with developing their coping skills for enhanced interpersonal and social skills.
· Help guests make meaningful changes in their lives.
· Support guests as they seek to develop and maintain a moderate living lifestyle.
To provide crisis respite to people within a safe, inviting home like atmosphere, persons who come to The Living Room Wellness Center are treated and referred to as "guests".
When arriving, each guest will be greeted by a member of our program staff, assessed for safety and asked preliminary information. The guest is then paired up with a peer counselor, who can talk them through the immediate crisis, offering empathetic listening, practical solutions, and additional resources.
Since The Living Room is in a safe comfortable non-clinical setting, a trained recovery support specialist will orient the guest to facility and will provide support while here.
The Living Room Wellness Center offers a wide array of resources for those experiencing increased symptoms and/or a crisis. Our goal is to help improve the quality of their lives while addressing their needs and preferences by providing the following:
· Crisis Intervention
· Shower facilities
· Recreational activities
· Healthy snacks/ refreshments
· Comfort room to rest or relax
· Self-assessment and self-advocacy
· Person-centered crisis/safety planning
· Transportation Services
Our mission is to provide an alternative to the emergency room for individuals with increased symptoms or near a crisis and to provide support in order to improve their quality of life.
Our vision is to reduce the number of emergency room visits by providing a safe and calming atmosphere where guests can talk with a peer counselor, through an immediate crisis, offering empathetic listening, practical solutions and additional resources.
Our amazing team of Certified Recovery Support Specialists (CRSS), peer counselors, and volunteers are committed to helping others.
Our Peer Counselors
Provide personal coaching and mentoring for your recovery goals. Assist in reducing symptoms and help develop a plan to resolve crisis. Guests are matched with counselors based on similar diagnosis and experiences.
If you're concerned about yourself, a friend or loved one, how do you spot the difference between a bad mood and something more serious? Here are some signs:
· Feeling anxious or depressed
· Emotional outbursts
· Sleep problems
· Weight or appetite changes
· Quiet or withdrawn
· Substance abuse
· Feeling worthless
· Changes in behavior