The mission of People Advocating Transition (The P.A.T. Center) is to:
- Provide mental health and outpatient substance abuse services to clients via therapy, medication management, education and collateral support;
- Provide a safe and humane treatment environment for staff and clients;
- Provide information on community programming and resources to strengthen the family and/or support structures;
- Provide information to reinforce individuals/family work ethics;
- Provide support, continuity of care and access to professionals and support staff; and
- Assist clients to transition challenging behaviors and unhealthy coping mechanisms/skills to normative conduct.
The vision of The P.A.T. Center is to be an honorable and professional organization through ethical and innovative leadership at all levels. The focus of treatment is on the mental health, substance abuse and behavioral issues, service provision in varied settings and the stability of the home life. Our aim is through the delivery of superior services. We will assist in the transition and return of productive people to the community.
OUR PHILOSOPHY (Core Values)
The P.A.T. Center has a person-centered philosophy manifested by the leadership personnel and administrative staff in the development and delivery of services, approaches and interventions. The Philosophy of The P.A.T. Center acknowledges the persons served as being the authority of their life. Mental health staff acts in the role of facilitator/advocate/support.
We believe that services shall be sensitive and applicable to the needs of the population served. We uphold ethical standards and integrity. We believe that services should protect the rights of the individual and advocate for the client’s needs. We believe in strengthening support and family structures.