Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Service
East African Healing Services conducts therapy and/or interventions for individuals who have been diagnosed with mental illness, drug addiction, brain injury or developmental disabilities. While these conditions may limit quality of life at present, we hope to open doors for individuals so they may pursue healthier, happier and more fulfilling lifestyles.
Our services are ideal for individuals aged 18 years old and older with mental and behavioral health issues.
EAHS’ culturally responsive treatment services are unique to any other providers in the metro area because our staff members share similar languages, religious beliefs, cultural traditions, and customs with our clients. EAHS is authorized to deliver Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services (ARMHS) in Ramsey, Dakota, Hennepin, Anoka and Washington counties.
Services We Offer
As an ARMHS provider, our services employ western mental health rehabilitation practices, with focus and attention to religious beliefs and culture. Clients are assisted to adapt and integrate by engaging with and utilizing community resources, finding employment, enhancing family relationships, accessing education and training, and maintaining overall health and wellness. Our services include:
Our counselors are able to conduct thorough psychiatric evaluations and recommend the appropriate therapies for the individual.
Comprehensive Clinical Assessment
Clinical/medical tests are carried out to ensure that the individual is free from any contagious diseases, substance abuse and other related conditions that may cause more harm to family members or to himself/herself.
We thoroughly evaluate the individual for mental health issues that may need clinical interventions like those involving medication therapy or structured counseling.
In Home/Community Based Services
This approach to therapy allows the individual to go home every end of the day after counseling or therapy and maintain some responsibilities like employment or family care. For some, this helps them to better see the impact of their recovery to the community where they belong.
With the help and coordination of a prescribing physician, East African Healing Services facilitates Medication Management to treat mental health and behavioral health issues. Medications administered in the treatment programs are closely monitored to prevent abuse of substance and make sure that mental disorders linked to drugs/alcohol addiction are addressed too.
Cultural Appropriate Support Services
We treat individuals who test positive with drug addiction or those diagnosed with mental health issues. Treatments are individualized and a plan of care is outlined for each client. The goal is to help the individual in pursuing continuous recovery even after they have been given clearance from the programs at East African Healing Services.
Interpersonal Communication Skills
For adults with developmental disabilities, East African Healing Services offers therapy-based programs with focus in community integration, supported living and supported employment.
Individual, Family, and Group Treatments
East African Healing Services has counselors who can facilitate private therapy services for individuals, families, couples and groups.
Evaluation of Capacity to Work
Individuals are regularly evaluated for their ability and/or capacity to maintain employment. This is part of the rehabilitation program that integrates the individual back to society.
Long Term Care and Placement Evaluations
In cases where the individual needs long-term care or institutional placement, East African Healing Services facilitates continuity of services and transition support from the individual’s home to the rehab facility.
- Basic living and social skills—we instruct, assist and support clients in skill areas such as:
- Interpersonal communications
- Community resource utilization and integration
- Crisis assistance
- Transport and assistance with errands to meet needs (grocery shopping, doctors appointments, etc.)
- Mental illness symptom management
- Medication monitoring
- Relapse prevention
- Senior Care
- Reducing isolation by accompany seniors to grocery stores, lakes, and parks
- Assisting with nutrition management to reduce health issues like diabetes, heart attack, stroke, and high blood pressure
- Accompaniment to SSI benefit enrollment appointments
- Accompaniment to immigration appointments
- Assistance with navigating housing support
- Family Care
- Household management including organization, cleaning, and safety
- Employment navigation and support including financial literacy support
Service Categories Provided
East African Health Services (EAHS) will provide the four categories of services mandated by the Department of Human Services of ARMHS programs:
- Mental Health Basic Living and Social Skills
- Medication Education Services
- Transition to Community Living Services
- Community Intervention Services
- Peer Support Counselor
Categories 1 and 2
Categories 1 and 2 may be provided by EAHS in either an individual or group setting, depending on circumstances and individual client characteristics and needs. Factors which may enter into deciding the most effective modality, include:
- Whether the level of symptoms of the individual permit social and cultural interactions
- If gender matching between clients) and the rehabilitation staff member favors group activity
- If the level of trust the client has with program staff allows them to be comfortable in a group setting
- Family support for group activity outside of the home
The eleven modules of Illness Management and Recovery (IMR), a nationally used best practice, will be adapted to the treatment goals of individual clients and used as an evidence-based and proven tool to work on goals in categories 1 and 2 to increase understanding and skills of clients. A key part of IMR is to use Motivational Interviewing techniques so that interventions employed are appropriate to the Stage of Change of the client.
Category 3 services by EAHS rehabilitation staff will be used to facilitate Transition to Community Living when either a current client or a new client has been admitted to a hospital, residential treatment program, board and lodging facility, or nursing home, and is returning to community living. Maintaining or developing contact with the client, assisting facility staff to understand the discharge needs of the client, and facilitating family involvement and support of the transition are important to client success in the transition.
Category 4 services to make community interventions will be utilized to overcome critical barriers experienced by a client. These interventions may involve members of the immediate family who need better understanding of a mental health condition or skills to manage the illness of their family member. Contacts with the mosque may also be of great importance to a client to accept mental health treatment.
Scope of Services Provided
- Medication monitoring and literacy
- Utilization of community resources, including mental health, physical health, and dental services
- Money management skills and maintaining financial assistance.
- Transition to community integration from a residential facility or hospital setting
- Household management skills, organization, cleaning and home safety.
- Transportation skills, i.e. Use of buses and community orientation.
- Interpersonal communication, social skills, self-advocacy, social and leisure functioning
- Employment/vocational related skills
- Culturally appropriate integrated mental health care support services
- Healthy life style skills and practices
Location of Services
Our clients have access to the right care at the right time in the right location.
- The client’s, relative’s or significant other’s home
- The client’s work site
- The community:
- Drop-in center or recreation center
- Social setting
- Other places in the community
- Referral Sources:
- Country or contracted Case Managers
- Medical Professionals
- Social Service Support staff
- Self referrals
- Family members
Referrals to our agency come as self-referrals, and from county providers, interpreters, and current clients endorsing our services. Ninety percent of our clients are coping with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and others have been diagnosed with major depressive disorder, schizophrenia, and anxiety disorder.
East African Healing Services business hours are Monday to Friday from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm, however we are available after hours for current active clients 24/7 by phone. All clients have a crisis plan in place that they may utilize to ensure safety after-hours. If you are client with us, please contact your worker if you need explanation of your crises plan. All clients are encouraged to call 911 for emergency purposes only.