Residential Recovery Program

Program Description
The residential treatment program provides a home-like atmosphere where individuals who have severe and persistent mental illness can reside while receiving therapeutic treatment. All residents are encouraged to engage in the operation of the household and take part in the responsibility of daily household chores. The program uses both individual and group approaches in assisting each individual to develop interpersonal and practical living skills within the structured residence that will prepare them to live independently. The staff assists the residents in establishing and maintaining connections with services in the general community. Skill development is the primary focus of the program to help individuals achieve a meaningful life and to function to their fullest capacity. The program has varying levels of care based on the supervision needs, behavioral concerns and assistance needed with activities of daily living. 

The shared goal is to promote recovery by utilizing community integrated approaches to care, natural supports, peer support, and skill development to help consumers achieve a meaningful life and to function to their fullest capacity. 

  a. The RRP provides community based habilitation/rehabilitation and treatment services utilizing a multidisciplinary treatment team (MDTT) approach. The MDTT develops a multidisciplinary master treatment plan (MMTP) specifically to address the consumers' needs, goals, and objectives.
  b. The RRP provides services that focus on the consumers' strengths, needs, abilities, and preferences as indicated in the consumers' MMTP.
  c. The RRP provides community based treatment services that are holistic, addressing the consumers' behavioral/cognitive symptoms, functional limitations, psychological conditions, and psychosocial barriers.
  d. The RRP promotes and allows independent decision making by the consumers and encourages independent living, as appropriate.
  e. The RRP assists the consumers in choosing, accessing, and utilizing the community and natural supports that facilitate recovery.
  f. The RRP provides consumers with activities and experiences to develop the skills they need to support a successful transition into a safe, affordable, appropriate, and permanent setting integrated in the community.

  • All residential homes are in the community.
  • The residential units have at least four (4) bed capacity, with communal bathroom/s, living room, kitchen, dining room and yard. 
Days/Hours of Operation
  • 24 hours a day, 7 days a week including all holidays
  • Access to RRP is through referrals made by GBWCH internal providers to the Residential Treatment Team and assessed for appropriateness.
Services Provided
  • Individualized treatment planning based on the individual’s strengths, needs, abilities, and preferences to prepare the individual to integrate back into the community.
  • Case management, supportive counseling, behavior modification, support groups, advocacy, other services or activities promoting self esteem
  • Psycho-education/education on wellness and recovery. 
  • Skill building activities such as socialization training skills, community living, independent living skills training, self-care, domestic skills training and family support counseling 
  • Supportive services to assist consumers obtain services such as day treatment, healthcare, housing, benefits, transportation, legal assistance, and substance abuse support services.
  • Discharge or transition planning
Phone:  (671) 647 2045
              (671) 647 2047


Program Description 
The Day Treatment Services (DTS) aims to help individuals with serious and persistent mental illnesses to perform the physical, emotional, social, vocational, familial, problem-solving, and intellectual skills needed to live, learn, and work in the community with the least amount of assistance. The social skills curriculum is utilized to enable individuals to learn specific skills that are missing or lacking. 
The DTS is staffed and facilitated by a trained treatment/recovery team and consists of on-site and off-site activities aimed at psycho-education. The goal of the program is to support individuals in their recovery process so they can ultimately be successful in a community living setting of their choice or maintain the level of independence that he/she currently enjoys. 
Although each individual has unique goals, many of the components and skills to be learned are shared. Therefore, each individual is working on their own personal goals and at the same time benefiting from group interaction, observation and learning from others, and positive and corrective feedback from fellow group members and staff. 

The DTS uses the Liberman curriculum which includes topics such as: 
  • Medication management
  • Symptom management
  • Recreation for leisure
  • Basic conversation skills
  • Interpersonal problem solving
  • Workplace fundamentals
  • Community re-entry
  • Friendship and intimacy
There are additional group topics that are not part of the Liberman curriculum but will be offered which include but are not limited to: Illness Management & Recovery (IMR), personal control, arts and crafts, budgeting, nutrition, and pscyhoeducation, etc. 
Hours/Days of Program
DTS Services shall be provided up to four (4) hours per day, five (5) days per week.
Facility-based hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM–3:00 PM. 
Full time and part time schedules are available depending on the treatment plan of the consumer. 
Phone:  (671) 647 2045
                (671) 647 2047

Guma IFIL (Transitional Residential Program):

The adult Residential Program began operations March 1990, providing 24-hour supervision and support to persons suffering from serious mental illness. Eight psychiatric technicians, a Support Services Supervisor, 1 social worker, and 1 Community Program Aide. There were 9 SMI adults placed at Guma IFIL in FY 2004.

This program provides residents who suffer from chronic mental illness with the necessary training and skills, helping them to attain greater independence and self-sufficiency within the community. Residents receive case management, psychiatric follow-up, supportive counseling, and Day Treatment Services


Guma Hinemlo’ (Permanent Supportive Housing):

Jointly run by GBHWC and Guma Mami Inc., a non-profit organization Guma Hinemlo’ (healing home), serves homeless adults with a serious mental illness at a permanent supportive housing program. Guma Mami Inc. runs the home and provides care worker services, and GBHWC provides day treatment, case management services, and psychiatric consultation. The program serves individuals who are clinically stable, yet are not able to live independently without supervision. A program manager, social worker, psychiatrist, and care workers serve and monitor the residents of the supportive housing program. Guma Hinemlo’ aims to provide a “surrogate family milieu” to people who may at time of admission have no family or significant other, or who are separated or alienated from the ones they have. Residents of the program will be assisted in acquiring and/or improving life management skills to include: personal management; nutritional management; money management; home management; medical medication management; daily activity time management; social skills; resource utilization; problem solving; coping behaviors; and safety. Guma Hinemlo’ staff provide 24 hour monitoring daily; residential transportation to supportive services. The residents are internal transfers who will come from within the department’s services, GBHWC’s Adult Inpatient, Community Support Services Branch, or Guma IFIL. There are currently 4 SMI adults living at Guma Hinemlo’.

  • Intake/Emergency/ Adult Inpatient Unit or
  • Guma Hinemlo’ or
  • Outreach Services
  • Community Support Services
  • Independent Living
  • Guma IFIL