OHI's services are transitional, meaning their purpose is to help people with disabilities move ahead from wherever they may be — at home with parents, in an institutional or hospital setting, in a group living situation — toward independent living within their communities.
Learning experiences which inspire people to make a difference
OHI’s Professional Development (training department) is seen as one of the premier training facilities in the central Maine area. Even though we are a human services organization, we do offer training appropriate for all industries. Unless otherwise indicated, courses and seminars begin at 8:30 a.m. at 240 State Street, Twin City Plaza, Brewer. OHI offers group discounts for training. For more information, please contact Sarah Delano at 605-1245 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We believe that with the right combination of support services, everyone can move ahead, successfully reach their goals, and work toward their full potential — and we see it happen every day.
At OHI, we know people with mental illness often have a hard time finding safe and affordable housing. Co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders can make it even harder. We see it all around us, every day.
OHI offers case management services for adults with intellectual disabilities through Community Case Management and adults with mental health challenges, or mental illness and substance abuse challenges (co-occurring disorders) through Community Integration Services.
Community Case Management
OHI is approved by the Maine Department of Health and Human Services to provide community case management for adults with intellectual disabilities in six Maine counties -- Penobscot, Piscatiquis, Somerset, Hancock, Washington, and Waldo.
We have a two-fold purpose at OHI: To offer people with disabilities the opportunity to make life choices and set their own goals; and then to provide the resources they need to work toward those goals.
With the help and support of OHI, people achieve their own personal milestones. OHI guides and teaches life lessons to help each person in their community. Emotional management and assistance in helping people establish strong relationship with friends and community members also is encouraged through OHI.
Behavioral Health Home Services provide a team-based approach to the integration of physical and behavioral services. It supports adults with mental health challenges who also want support to improve their physical health and to provide coordination among all their service providers. It also adds an Intentional Peer Support component to assist people in developing natural and peer supports in the community. Service recipients may be living alone or in a group home setting, or homeless. A Behavioral Health Home is not an actual building, rather a home that helps coordinate services.
The Behavioral Health Home team consists of a Health Home Coordinator who acts in a case management capacity, an Intentional Peer Support Specialist and a Nurse Care Manager. The team consults with primary care and psychiatric providers. Through assessment and care plan development, supports can include:
- Identifying needs related to physical and behavioral care, housing, education, vocation, finance, socialization and development of natural and peer supports.
- Coordination of care among physical and behavioral services.
- Crisis planning and management.
- Inclusion of family, cultural and religious supports.
- Identifying, obtaining and maintaining resources and benefits in the community as they relate to identified needs.
- One-on-one and group peer support
This service helps adults with mental health challenges, or mental health and substance abuse challenges (co-occurring disorders), who are struggling to live independently. Service recipients do not need the level of support provided by a group home or hospital, but struggle to live independently without daily contact.
This service helps each person learn and develop skills to foster independence and find healthy ways to become involved in the community. This is accomplished by providing a combination of supports that includes case management, Daily Living Services and Skills Development Services. Through the process of assessment and treatment plan development, interventions are tailored to meet individual needs. Natural supports are incorporated to the degree the service recipient desires. The service assists with the following:
- Case management and coordination of services
- Medication administration
- Section 8 and other housing subsidies
- Teaching, education and skill building
- Medical appointments
- Community linkage and connections
- Selecting and participating in educational, vocational and social activities
- Accessing 12 Step and other recovery-oriented self-help supports
- Learning the bus system
- Accessing alternative transportation
- Symptom management
- Development of positive coping skills
- Identifying, developing and maintaining healthy peer and natural supports in the community