The Meeting Place
A Pre-Vocational & Drop-In Program
The Meeting Place is a team of highly motivated individuals dedicated to the rehabilitation and recovery of those persons with mental illness. The strength of the program is the commitment to the shared responsibility of staff and members working side by side, to create an environment in which members can find meaningful structure and support, develop vocational skills, and participate in a community of peers.
Members are provided a range of services to assist them in developing job preparation and life skills in Pre-Vocational and Drop-In programs. These might include improving cognitive functioning, learning work skills, work habits and behaviors, and developing social skills. This is accomplished through work units and supportive groups.
- Personal Goal Assessments
- Vocational Assessments
- Skill Training Groups
- Academic Skills Preparation
- Volunteer Placement
- Supported Work Placement
- Job Coaching
- Health and Nutrition Education
- Medication Education
- Symptom Management Group
Education, recovery, anger management, problem solving, goal setting, yoga, exercise and recreation groups are offered on a daily basis for those clients interested in improving their skills in a variety of areas. Medication and symptom management are also available.
Computer classes range from Computer 101 to Advanced Classes in Microsoft Office programs and graphics. To reinforce learning, members produce all program forms, calendars, flyers and newsletters.
The Clerical unit performs many different tasks, including using office machines, practicing telephone skills, maintaining statistics and processing information.
Monday – Friday 10am – 3pm
For more information, contact Helene Goldberg, Program Director at 516 569 6600 x 1389.