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If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, please call Rock County Crisis's 24-Hour Crisis Line at 608-757-5025 for referral to HARPER'S Place. 

Harper’s Place provides a safe, homelike setting that includes monitoring, provision of nourishment, and emotional support with the goal of reducing or eliminating an individual’s symptoms of mental illness so that the person does not need inpatient hospitalization or to assist in the transition to a less restrictive placement. The priority and goal each day will focus on promoting recovery, resiliency, and self-determination. A stabilization plan will be developed and assessed on a continual basis to monitor progress and determine the necessary level of care. Discharge planning will include the establishment of identified community linkages and support systems to be available, and in place, for the consumer on an ongoing basis.

Under the supervision and direction of the program director, the crisis care managers will oversee the crisis stabilization plan, working with the client and other contacts to assist in meeting the immediate and short-term goals. The plan and approach will be individualized and client-centered, addressing the client’s specific needs, including co-occurring disorders. The plan will concentrate on housing, application of benefits, service referral, physical health, daily living skills, medication management, co-occurring disorder, if applicable, and client and family support systems, as well as any other areas that are identified. The client’s family will be involved, if possible, in the client’s course of treatment based on identified individualized needs. 

The National Consensus Statement on Mental Health Recovery is used to guide the services, supports, care, and treatment offered by the crisis stabilization program and is fundamental to the program’s philosophy.

Mental Health recovery is a journey of healing and transformation enabling a person with a mental health problem to live a meaningful life in a community of his or her choice while striving to achieve his or her full potential.

Staff are trained to work in partnership with clients and their families to help them experience hope to achieving recovery. The program is based on the 10 fundamental components of recovery: self-directed, person-centered, empowered, holistic, non-linear, strength-based, peer support, respect, responsible, and hope.

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