Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)
BCC’s ACT program is a catalyst for change that specializes in youth 16-25 years who are struggling with the impact of severe and persistent mental illness. Often times these youth are struggling with little to no family supports, transitioning out of foster care or the juvenile justice system, and are also coping with disability and homelessness. The multidisciplinary and diverse ACT team of professionals emphasizes independence, rehabilitation, employment, advocacy, and integration. Services are provided 24 hours a day, seven days per week, and 365 days a year. They include vocational/educational services, housing assistance, financial management, life skills instruction, peer support and psychiatric and medication management.
“It made me think about my life and feel good about myself. It helped with anger and other problems I had. It made me happy and made me smile.”
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
BCC offers customized Employee Assistance Programs to meet your organizational goals. Locally provided and administered, BCC’s EAP portfolio of services can be configured to address your unique needs. Because improving employee engagement returns to your organization greater productivity, stronger retention and reduced costs, BCC’s team of in-house specialists can provide unique expertise in a consistent, time and diversity-sensitive way so that your employees receive holistic assessment and care for each life-challenging need.
Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction (MAT)
BCC provides Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) for patients with an opioid use disorder or an alcohol use disorder. Our physician is specialized in MAT and prescribes and monitors both Suboxone (Buprenorphine) and Vivitrol (Naltrexone). MAT is an evidenced-based, scientifically proven strategy that reduces substance use, relapse, and overdose. Clients receiving MAT also receive specific counseling and other supportive therapy which play key roles in moving from a life riddled in addiction into one of recovery and hope.
BCC offers school-based outpatient counseling at BCIU and in the Tulpehocken School District. Our specialized therapists provide mental health and drug and alcohol counseling to elementary, middle and high school students. Working together with school guidance counselors and teachers, BCC counselors provide individually tailored therapy designed to overcome emotional, behavioral or relationship issues. Parents must approve of the counseling and family involvement is encouraged.
Those with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders can receive the coordinated, concurrent care most likely to lead to ongoing recovery.
“It was a privilege to meet you last week when I brought my son in for an evaluation of his prescriptions. I was impressed with your thorough technique in evaluation of him. I especially appreciated the amount of time you gave him in the office visit.”.
BCP Re-entry Center & Prison Criminal Justice System Services
BCC provides counseling and outpatient therapy at the Berks County Prison and Re-Entry Center for individuals who are incarcerated and struggling with mental health issues and drug and alcohol addiction. Our team of professional therapists facilitates psycho-educational and support groups, provide intensive outpatient therapy, DUI targeted outpatient therapy and early recovery support services. Each treatment service and supportive care group is tailored to the unique circumstances of the participants. Topics for treatment are varied and include family, vocational needs, physical wellness, loss/grief and relapse prevention.
For over 20 years BCC has offered special programs for women and families struggling with mental health and substance use disorders. We also offer special support for fathers as part of our parenting programs. Our Maternal Intervention and Supportive Services (MISS) provides specialized community-based care management and parenting support for mothers with substance use disorders. Our Pregnant and Parenting Teen program provides support, education and case management for young and expectant mothers. We offer in-home visits and classes focusing on prenatal care and parenting skills. Our nutrition team works with parents and families as well, focusing on the benefits of healthy eating, nutrition, smart shopping and budgeting for healthy food choices.
Childcare and transportation support are available in these programs.
Health Care for Veterans and Members of the Armed Forces
BCC works in close cooperation with the Department of Veterans’ Affairs in assuring veterans and active servicemen in our community have access to counseling services and supports both within the VA system and in the community. This also includes the provision counseling and other supports for military families and children from military families.