Services Offered Through Hedwig House, Inc
Through Clubhouse, Residential and Vocational Programs, as well as other socialization opportunities, Hedwig House, Inc. offers support to persons whose accomplishments and quality of life have been challenged by mental illness. Our services are designed to assist Members as they pursue their goals which encompass a variety of areas; however all lie within one or more of the five “domains” or areas of Psychiatric Rehabilitation. These domains are: Living, Illness and Wellness, Vocational, Educational, and Social.
At the core of Hedwig House services is a network of four "Clubhouses". These locations and facilities have been selected and equipped to provide an environment that is inviting, informal, and homelike. Participants are encouraged to think of Hedwig House as a "membership" organization. As “Members", all work together in furthering the goals and operations of the respective clubhouse and the overall organization.
Hedwig House Employment Services provide Members with the opportunity to secure full or part-time employment. Pre-employment training and assessment occurs by means of Member participation in vocational work group activities in the clubhouse where positive work habits and attitudes are encouraged.
The residential services component of our program has grown from a few apartments and residents in Norristown in 1976 to leased apartments and owned housing countywide; additionally, Hedwig House administers a Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) program for Montgomery County. In 2001, Hedwig House also began to address the housing needs of special needs individuals and families who are homeless or in the emergency shelter and transitional housing services in Montgomery County. We are proud to have been named as recipient of special federal grant funds through the Supported Housing Program and the Montgomery County Continuum of Care efforts. Through these funds, Hedwig House has supplied liaison services and mental health consultation to persons with mental illness and substance abuse problems and to the emergency housing staff who partner with them.