After multiple drafts and in seemingly endless consultation with consumers, Board, staff and countless others, the Village Mission Statement stands as follows:
- To support and teach adults with psychiatric disabilities to recognize their strengths and power to successfully live, socialize and work in the community.
- To stimulate and promote system-wide changes necessary so that these individuals may achieve these goals.
Structure: Integrating Services
- All services are integrated around the goal of recovery and each member’s pursuit of a full, productive life in the community at large
- Services are integrated to serve the "whole person" and not just his/her symptoms of mental illness
- Services are integrated for each member on an individualized basis depending on their expressed needs and wants
- Services are integrated so that members can strive for quality of life outcomes that affect his/her finances, housing, employment, education, legal, social, substance abuse and medical care needs.
- Services are integrated no matter where they take place—inside or outside the Village. This means that support follows the member and extends beyond the walls of the Village.
The Village's service philosophy centers on strengthening member's abilities while lessening their disabilities. Services are determined by the needs of members, not the limitations of a service system. The Village tailors its services to meet each member's distinct employment, housing, psychiatric, health, recreation and financial choices.
The Village gives members with new options for dealing with their illnesses, gaining independence and achieving personal aspirations.
Established in 1994, the Village Integrated Service Agency Training Department is known and respected internationally as a first rate training institution, particularly in regard to the principles and practice of intensive case management based on recovery and integrated services. In addition to our own staff, we have trained individuals from around the United States, including programs in Alaska, Maryland, Iowa, Indiana, Kansas, Washington DC, Ohio, Florida, Nebraska, Oregon, Arizona and throughout California. From outside the United States, we have trained individuals from England, the Netherlands, Japan, and New Zealand, to name a few.
If you have any questions or comments about the Village Training program please email.