Mental Health Skill-Building Services in Richmond, VA

Mental Health Skill-Building Services are individualized goal-directed training which enable individuals to achieve and maintain community stability and independence in the most appropriate, least restrictive environment.  Mental Health Skill-Building serves as an extremely useful array of supports that enhance the quality of life for adults who have long term mental health needs, cognitive deficiencies or dual diagnoses.

The Mental Health Skill-Building program is for adolescents and adults diagnosed with mental, behavioral or emotional illnesses that results in significant functional impairments in major life activities.  Training is in basic living skills such as symptom management; adherence to psychiatric and medication treatment plans; development and appropriate use of social skills and personal support system; personal hygiene; food preparation; and money management.  Interventions such as individual sessions with the assigned Mental Health Specialist are offered to address deficits in skills that are preventing the individual from functioning independently in society.  Mental Health Skill-Building strengthens communication, interactions and other important skills that enable our clients to achieve greater independence.

Our highly qualified and professional staff develop customized service plans that incorporate goals and objectives which are created based on the input and goals of our clients.  

Main areas of focus are: 

  • Connecting Members to Community Resources
  • Mental & Physical Health
  • Development of functional skills to overcome mental health symptoms so that individuals are more likely to find and maintain employment or housing
  • Money Management
  • Self-Care and Daily Living
  • Personal Development
  • Personal Hygiene


 Interventions include: 

  • Assessment of competency and adaptive functioning 
  • Evaluation of mental health needs
  • Implementation of an Individualized Service Plan addressing identified needs
  • Assistance with accessing and navigating community resources
  • Psycho-education and skills-training to improve independent living
  •  Frequent communication and collaboration with associated professionals and treatment team members