The Dorm Residence is tailor-made for young adults with an interest in pursuing university and/or vocational interests in Manhattan. Our resident students are 18 years and older, and require a supportive bridge into independent living. Our 360 degree wraparound support, including clinical coaching and group support, incorporates a staggered phase of development that enhances and complements the student’s ability to access the many social, cultural, and experiential opportunities Manhattan has to offer. The Dorm Residence includes studio and 1-bedroom apartments that are centrally located near our offices, and are situated in doorman-supported buildings off of Central Park West on the Upper West Side. Although our residences do not provide 24/7 live-in support, a student’s curriculum will reflect one of our following stages of development:
Discovery Stage: The Discovery Stage is a minimum of 30 days and is designed as an orientation for the student transitioning to Manhattan from a residential or wilderness program and/or in need of a high degree of structure, service coordination, and clinical coaching. During the Discovery Stage, in addition to individual and group support, our focus will be to develop an independent network of support and to foster the exploration of interests outside of treatment. Engagement in conventional intensive outpatient/day treatment is generally encouraged. By completion of this Stage students will be attending part-time school or work, developing a network of supportive peers, and executing a daily schedule.
Dedication Stage: The Dedication Stage is between 4-6 months and is designed for the student who has successfully completed the Discovery Stage OR who has an established routine that includes academic and/or vocational endeavors. Students enrolling in the Dedication Stage require a moderate degree of structure, service coordination, and clinical coaching. During the dedication stage, in addition to individual coaching, students are expected to participate in our support/activity groups when available. This stage will focus on the maintenance and progression of the students academic and/or vocational goals. Enrollment in "continuing care" outpatient treatment is generally encouraged during this stage.
Implementation Stage: The Implementation Stage is designed for the student who has successfully completed the Dedication Stage OR who demonstrates the skills necessary to successfully sustain their involvement in academic and/or vocational endeavors, but requires a minimal degree of structure, service coordination, and clinical coaching. During the Implementation Stage students receive a minimum of 3 face-to-face coaching sessions per week. Students will also have the opportunity to voluntarily participate in our support/activity groups.
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