Intensive Outreach Program:

Telephone: (505) 764-8231

St. Martin’s Hope Works outreach program is the lowest threshold entry point into continuum of care. Outreach’s purpose is to provide a friendly face to services on the street. Our Outreach Team engages with individuals who, perhaps otherwise would not go to a fixed site provider location. Street outreach is conducted throughout the greater metro area often in collaboration with other community partners, including the health department, Native American services, local health departments, other health providers, law enforcement and veteran’s services.  Outreach  provides information on local services available to persons experiencing homeless, infectious disease prevention information and materials, beverages, food, clothing, blankets, and other items needed appropriate to the season.  Through engagements with folks on the street, Outreach creates trusting relationships, which serves to put a face to St. Martin’s Hope Works and encourages them to come to the agency and participate in the programs we offer.

Comprehensive Recovery Team:

Telephone: (505) 764-8231

The Comprehensive Recovery Team (CRT) at St. Martin’s Hope Works is a multi-disciplinary treatment team consisting of a Program Manager, Community Support Workers, Registered Nurses, Psycho-social Rehabilitation Staff (including a peer support specialist) and a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. The primary focus of the CRT program is to prevent those with disabling mental illness from psychiatric hospitalization, homelessness and contact with the legal system. Each client is assigned a Community Support Worker with whom client will learn symptom management strategies and how to access resources in the community. The CRT program offers the following services:

  • Comprehensive Community Support Services (CCSS)
  • Coordination of Medical, Housing and Psychiatric Services
  • Medication Monitoring
  • Psychiatry
  • Psycho-Social Rehabilitation

Therapy Center:

Telephone: (505) 764-8231

St. Martin’s Hope Works therapy consists of individual as well as group therapies. There is no charge for persons receiving these services.  Therapy is provided by independently licensed counselors and social workers.  We operate using client-centered, trauma informed and trauma sensitive practices.  Utilizing evidenced-based best practices our therapists assist clients in working toward their self-defined goal  Through addressing traumas, anxiety, depression, substance/misuse, other mental health disorders and often co-occurring disorders, we help persons with their desire in achieving to more stable, satisfying and fulfilling lives and futures.  The therapists provide the following services:

  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Comprehensive diagnostic and psychosocial assessments
  • Review all Behavioral Health treatment plans
  • Crisis intervention

The groups currently being provided are:

  • Addiction and Recovery (closed group—invitation only)
  • Feeling Good About Ourselves
  • Specialty Courts Group
  • Job Readiness
  • Early Recovery Group
  • Seeking Safety (women’s group)

Casa de Phoenix:

St. Martin’s Hope Works Casa de Phoenix Program (CDP) is a substance abuse treatment and transitional living program. The program is designed to build a foundation for continued sobriety, develop coping skills for internal and environmental stressors, and prepare clients to become self-sufficient and live independently. The focus at Casa de Phoenix is on sustained abstinence from substances, mental health stability and developing skills to be self-supporting.  Treatment includes individual therapy, group therapy, coping and life skills education, and case management services to help individuals utilize community resources.

Dismas House:

Dismas House is a ninety-day transitional living program for motivated male adults on probation or parole.  We provide case management services, therapeutic and life-skills groups, and room and board with 24/7 on-site staff support and supervision.  We work to be a safe passage for adults transitioning from prison or jail into society.  Our residents will learn to trust, communicate effectively, work together, and develop a respect for themselves and others that builds up and empowers our community.

Covenant House

Covenant House serves females exiting prison for a 3-month period in an effort to successfully transition back into society. St. Martin’s contracts with the State of New Mexico to provide these recently paroled individuals with housing, 24-hour supervision, behavioral health services, life maintenance support and employment assistance.

National statistics reveal that individuals who utilize the services of half-way house programs reduce the likelihood of prison recidivism by 40 – 60%. St. Martin’s Hope Works believes that Covenant House program exceeds this national statistic.

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT):

St. Martin’s Hope Works Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Team was established in 2008.  The ACT Team consists of mental health professionals, i.e. social workers, psychiatric RNs, peer specialist, etc. that provide intensive outpatient mental health services to clients in the community.

ACT was started by a group of mental health professionals in Wisconsin in the late 1960s.  This group noted that gains made by clients in the hospital often did not transfer to the community and concluded that round the clock, multidisciplinary care that helped clients in the hospital was just as important after they were discharged.  ACT treatment is now used nationwide and worldwide, in Spain, Australia, Canada, etc. ACT is often referred to as “A hospital without walls” and prides itself as having an assertive “Can do” approach.

ACT serves clients who are diagnosed with severe mental illness, mainly schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and PTSD.  ACT clients can be dually diagnosed with a mental illness and substance abuse disorder.  ACT serves clients who are resistant to treatment and who have failed traditional case management services.  ACT is meant to serve the clients who are in the greatest need of mental health services.  ACT has a relatively small caseload with a 1:10 staff/client ratio.  This is so ACT can provide highly individualized services to clients.  Ninety percent of ACT services are provided out in the community.

ACT sees clients a minimum of twice a week and up to as much as seven days a week.  The intensity of services depends on each individualized client’s needs and the intensity of services can fluctuate depending on the situation.

The goals of ACT are as follows:

  • Decrease the time people with severe and persistent mental illness spend in the hospitals and jail.
  • Facilitate community living and rehabilitation/recovery services.
  • Lessen debilitating symptoms of mental illness and prevent recurrent acute episodes.
  • Help people meet their basic needs and enhance quality of life.

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