The Laconia Rotary Club provided funding so that LRMHC staff could provide a holiday meal to the 20 residents of LRMHC’s supported housing program.
LRMHC maintains two permanent supportive homes in Laconia for individuals who are living with and recovering from mental illness. Combined, both locations serve up to 24 homeless individuals from the Lakes Region who are challenged to maintain housing due to the symptoms of their illness and their inability to access mainstream resources.
LRMHC works with each patient to teach symptom management skills toward the goal of increasing independence by reducing the impairments that result in the individual’s inability to work, manage their finances, develop a natural support system and maintain safe and adequate housing.
LRMHC provides patients with a full array of mental health treatment and services to include:
- Case management
- Functional support services
- Psychotherapy and skills groups
- Individual therapy
- Medication management
- Substance abuse treatment
- Supported employment
- Benefits counseling
A designated housing manager/staff works with patients to ensure their success in the program, and provides them with the support they need to maintain permanent housing.
LRMHC offers a variety of groups focused on recovery, including addressing financial management, substance abuse, skill development to reduce symptoms, self-esteem, dialectical behavioral therapy, and illness management and recovery.
“We are so grateful for the Laconia Rotary Club’s support! It made such a difference to our residents; many of whom are not able to spend holidays with family and friends. It was a really good day for them, and for us! There were lots of smiles!” said Maureen Doyle and Katy Hillsgrove, both of whom did all the cooking!