Community Based Rehab

Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services

Mission Statement

Millbrook Place & New Hope are psychosocial rehabilitation programs designed to help & empower persons with psychiatric disabilities. We have potential, power, strengths, and abilities. We work to eliminate the stigma associated with mental illness. We work to improve our mental and physical well-being in order to have a better quality of life.
How is the Mission Accomplished?

  • Social Skills Training
  • Symptom Management
  • Recreational Development
  • Independent Living Skills training
  • Job Readiness Training
  • Development of Self-Esteem
  • Coping Strategies

The Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PRS) Programs at Aiken Barnwell MHC conform to a clubhouse & case-management model. Clients are referred to as members and take an active role with operating the program which includes preparing lunch together, operating a snack shop and planning and coordinating daily activities. Client are also provided assistance with needs in the community and/or linkage to services in the community.

          In order to be eligible for the program:

  • Must be diagnosed with a serious and persistent mental illness (SPMI) or serious mental illness (SMI) and with or without co-occurring substance abuse disorders
  • age 18 and over

All clients of the mental health center for whom this service is appropriate will be made aware of the program and encouraged to attend.

Clients who present for services who have a handicap and cannot utilize the facility will receive individualized services.  These services will be provided at Aiken Main Center for Aiken county residents and at the Polly Best Center for Barnwell county residents.  Group Rooms are designated for program usage within the Aiken Main Center and Polly Best Center.

Services are designed to prepare members to function as actively, adaptively and independently in society as possible and appropriate. The service assists clients strengthen, restore and/or develop the necessary individual skills, abilities and environmental supports to improve personal, social, family, occupational/educational lives and overcome the isolation/withdrawal experienced by the persons with serious mental illness.

Special Activities & Groups

  • Anger & Stress Management
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Dating & Relationships
  • Consumer Advisory

Services are provided by trained and credentialed staff that provide services in accordance with Center and State Quality Assurance standards.  Services are provided Monday through Thursday, Millbrook Place (Aiken) 8:30 a.m. –3:00 p.m. and New Hope (Barnwell) Monday-Thursday 8:30 am– 3:00 p.m.