How The ReDCo Group is Helping Families and the Community

In our recent blog, How Raystown Developmental Services is Helping Families and the Community, we discussed the many ways Raystown Developmental Services is helping to create stronger families with children placed outside of the home, and to a build a better community that includes adults with intellectual disabilities. But do you know about The ReDCo Group? As another important part of Pathways, The ReDCo Group provides valuable services for children, adolescents, and adults in central and eastern Pennsylvania with behavioral health and intellectual disabilities. Read on to learn more about the home, school, community and site based services offered by The ReDCo Group.

• Outpatient Counseling
Through Outpatient Counseling, The ReDCo Group serves children, adolescents, and adults in Carbon, Juniata, Monroe, Pike, Schuylkill, and Sullivan counties. In addition to group, family and individual counseling, medication management is also provided when necessary. Treatment goals are tailored to the individual receiving services, through support and feedback in group counseling, or psychotherapy to promote individual growth.

• Safe Haven/Crisis Residential Unit
Safe Haven is for residents of Schuylkill County, ages 14 and older, experiencing a short-term behavioral or emotional crisis. Safe Haven is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, can accommodate up to eight individuals, and provides a safe, comfortable, and non-judgmental supervised environment as an alternative to psychiatric hospitalization.

• Family Support Unit
The Family Support Unit works with families of at-risk children. The program staff support the development of a formal service plan that focuses on the safety and general well-being of families involved.

• Peer Support Program
The Peer Support Program helps individuals in achieving personal wellness by inspiring hope for recovery. It does this by enlisting the assistance of certified people who are in recovery themselves, to show that is possible to overcome barriers through a strength-based recovery support model. This service focuses on adults, ages 18 and older, with severe and persistent mental health illness living in Pike, Monroe and Schuylkill counties.

• Transitional Age Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program
The Transition Age Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program assists adults with mental illness in connecting with the community though personal choice, and active participation in goal setting. In this rehabilitative program, individuals will develop a sense of accomplishment, competency, and belonging through new and expanded social, employment, and educational roles. Strategies to acquire skills and develop an individual support network are also emphasized.

• Life Sharing
The ReDCo Group Life Sharing Program provides support and supervision to adults with intellectual disabilities, and the host families that provide a caring and nurturing home for these individuals. Life Sharing offers the opportunity to share responsibilities, successes, and challenges that occur in the course of normal day-to-day family life.

• Supported Living
Alternatively, the Supported Living Program helps care for those individuals who prefer to live in their own home or apartment, but need some additional support. A modest amount of staff assistance is given each week to help with grocery shopping, housekeeping, and transportation to appointments.

• Intermediate Care Facilities
These facilities support the most medically and behaviorally complex individuals with intellectual disabilities in Carbon, North Cumberland, and Schuylkill counties. Licensed medical staff and additional behavioral support staff assist around the clock, with a higher staff to consumer ratio than more traditional homes.

• Community Employment Program
This program provides work experience, training, and job coaching to help special needs individuals seeking employment. Participants learn to work together as a team, improving socialization and communication skills, as well as developing a sense of pride in completed work assignments.

• Community Participation Supports
This program is designed to help adults with intellectual disabilities in Berks, Carbon, Luzerne and Schuylkill counties, and features a central hub where participants can meet daily for social interaction and meaningful community activities.

Pathways of Pennsylvania has been serving communities in Pennsylvania since 1981. Every individual has a right to lead a meaningful and positive life, and we are changing lives, one day at a time. Pathways of Pennsylvania is comprised of four companies: Children’s Behavioral Health, Inc., Pathways Community Services, LLC, Raystown Developmental Services, Inc., and The ReDCo Group, Inc.