Mental Health Association of Morris County
Goals and Objectives 2016
Goal 1: To facilitate independent living for people who struggle with serious and persistent mental illness and co-occurring substance abuse disorders.
Objective 1: To help people with serious and persistent mental illness and co-occurring substance abuse disorders to transition from psychiatric hospitals into the community.
Objective 2: To help people with serious and persistent mental illness and co-occurring substance abuse disorders to transition from homelessness to temporary shelter or permanent housing.
Objective 3: To help people with serious and persistent mental illness and co-occurring substance abuse disorders to transition to community living from jail.
Goal 2: To help people live productive lives in the community through wellness, self-help, and socialization programs.
Objective 1: To provide peer support to mental health consumers in lieu of costly and intrusive emergency psychiatric services.
Objective 2: To provide opportunities for mental health consumers discharged from psychiatric hospitals to have companionship, socialization, personal wellness, and mobility as a way to help them stabilize in the community.
Goal 3: Increase community education on mental health issues
Objective 1: Residents of Morris County will receive specialized education, training and referral information to help them better access mental health services and resources.
Goal 4: Advocate for improved services, policies and resources that help people with mental illness and their families.
Objective 1: Consumer and Family Representation: Empower consumers and family members to have input into the treatment and recovery process and perpetuate consumer and family participation in boards, committees, and forums that strengthen input into agency and community decisions.
Objective 2: MHAMC leadership staff will be engaged in multiple public policy forums that assess and address the service needs of consumers and families and be a strong presence in these forums to maximize our input into public policy and systems advancements.
Objective 3: Constantly assess the changing service needs of Morris County consumers and families and to develop responsive programs and services that address unmet needs rather than duplicate services that are already in place.
Goal 5: To build the infrastructure of MHAMC in order to respond effectively to the changing health care environment and thus stay vibrant as an organization.
Objective 1: Increase private support for the Mental Health Association of Morris County. This includes increasing our fundraising as a greater percentage of agency revenue, including cultivation of individual donors, special events and grant development.
Objective 2: To prepare for the Medicaid Managed Care transition by strategically realigning our staffing structure, our policies and procedures and our menu of service delivery.
Objective 3: To build capacity to respond to community disasters as part of the Morris County and New Jersey State Mental Health Disaster Response Network.