R.O.A.D.S. advantages are:
A LIFE COACH who assists clients coordinate their physical and mental health care as well as plan and work towards their goals for rehabilitation and personal growth.
A WELLNESS TEAM that consists of psychiatrists/nurse practitioners, primary care doctor, life coach, peer advocate, family, friends and/or conservator.
The R.O.A.D.S. Behavioral Health Home which is a drop-in center where clients can come and enjoy the center’s facilities or attend one of the many scheduled activities.
R.O.A.D.S. also offers the following to its clients:
- Food Bank
- Vocational Training
- Monthly Bus Pass
- Computer Classes
- Chemical Dependency Counseling
- Smoking Cessation Groups
- Token Economy
- Art Classes
- Stress Management
- Music Group
- Healthy Living
- Planned Outings
- The Avenue Store” for Clients
- Beach Cleanup
- Grooming and Personal Hygiene
- Physical Fitness Room
- Games and Prizes
The ROADS Program inspired the development of the ROADS Foundation which is a non-profit organization that aims to provide enhanced support, additional assistance, and programs for the mental health community.
CLIENT APPEAL RIGHTS: Department of Developmental Services web site is http://www.dds.ca.gov/Complaints/Home.cfm The phone number is (916) 654-1958