Mental Hygiene (Life Skills, Vocational & Drop-in Center)

Adelante offers programs to empower and build skills among the mentally disabled population. Adelante operates a Drop-In for adult mental health consumers. We provide a comfortable environment for consumers to enjoy themselves and the company of others. The main objective is to assist consumers in developing and reestablishing a sense of self-esteem and group affiliation. The Life Skill and Vocational Training programs assist mental health consumers in becoming productive members of their community. Consumers receive self-help and empowerment interventions, community living skill education, academic enrichment and social skill rehabilitation.

The objective of a Drop In Center program is to identify and engage persons who may choose not to participate in more structured programs or who might not otherwise avail themselves of mental health services, and to provide services and supports in a manner, which these individuals would accept. These programs are low demand, flexible and relatively unstructured, and responsive to individual need and circumstance.

The objective of Life Skills program is to assist individuals disabled by mental illness to develop or reestablish a sense of self-esteem and group affiliation, and to promote their recovery from mental illness and their reintegration into a meaningful role in community life through the provision of two or more of the following: (1) consumer self-help and empowerment interventions; (2) community living: (3) academic; (4) vocational and/or (5) social-leisure time rehabilitation, training and support services.

The objective of Vocational Training is to strengthen the individual’s work record and work skills toward the goal of achieving assisted or unassisted competitive employment at or above the minimum wage paid by the competitive sector employer. TEP’s provide time-limited employment and on-the-job training in one or more integrated employment settings as an integral part of the individual’s vocational rehabilitation growth.


During the past fiscal year we have served: 2012 2011
Drop In                           1,582 1,440
Life Skills                       1,235 1,352
Vocational Training 1,036 953


Days and Hours of Operation – Drop In        Friday: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm       Saturday: 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Life Skills     Tuesday & Thursday: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Vocational   Wednesday: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Phone: 631-234-1049 · Fax: 866-531-5389 · Email: · Website:


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