July 2017 – PROS Greene

In our program, PROS at the Firehouse (AKA PROS Greene), we believe that our mission is to assist the people who come here in this “process of change” and try to foster that in all our program activities.

According to SAMSHA,(Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) – the definition of recovery from Mental Illness is “A process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential.”    Don Weber, NYSCPS

Participants can take up to six classes per day with a focus on a variety of recovery and wellness topics, community resources, medication and verbal therapy, peer services (nearby Water St and our own Peer Specialist) and individualized support for their own recovery journey.

The joy of our work comes from watching participants attain goals that they once thought were near impossible.  From a person celebrating their first work anniversary after years of not working; to someone who has been homeless for over a year obtaining permanent housing.  You can see the light in someone’s eyes brighten as they realize their goals.

Submitted by,     Carrie Multari

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