About Us

Overview
Counties Served
Our Services

Overview

Upward Change Health Services provides quality, community-based services to individuals with developmental disabilities, mental health disparities, and substance abuse victims. Individuals are supported in accordance with their needs in school, work, home, and the community. Services are person centered which means they are designed by the individual, the individual’s family, and others who know the individual well. Services are rendered in the environments in which the individual desires to live, work, recreate, or pursue educational goals, and are designed to support each to pursue his or her own self-directed life goals.

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Counties Served

Durham
Wake
Lee
Anson
Randolph
Guilford
Montgomery
Hoke
Richmond
Johnston
Moore
Harnet
Cumberland

Medicaid, BCBS and othner Insurances are ACCEPTED

 

Our Services

COMPREHENSIVE CLINICAL ASSESSMENT

An intensive clinical and functional face-to-face evaluation by a Licensed Professional of an individual’s presenting mental health, developmental disability, and/or substance abuse condition that results in the issuance of a written report, providing the clinical basis for the development of a Person-Centered Plan [PCP] and recommendations for services/supports/treatment.

 Peer Support Services (B3) (Alliance)

Services are structured and scheduled activities for adults age 18 and older with MH/SA disability. Peer Supports are provided by Peer Support Staff. Peer Support service is an individualized, recovery focused approach that promotes the development of wellness self-management, personal recovery, natural supports, coping skills, and self-advocacy skills and development of independent living skills for housing, employment and full community inclusion.

COMMUNITY SUPPORT TEAM

This is an intensive service that provides treatment to: assist individuals to gain access to necessary services; reduce psychiatric and addiction symptoms; and develop optimal community living skills. (In other words, the service is flexible and can be provided in a lot of different ways to make sure we best meet your needs. If you need help getting into a recovery program, vocational program, or other service, we can assist you in the process. If you have a crisis, or need to be hospitalized, you can call us. If you are having difficulty finding a residential program, we can help you, etc.)Services are structured and scheduled activities for adults age 18 and older with MH/SA disability. Peer Supports are provided by Peer Support Staff. Peer Support service is an individualized, recovery focused approach that promotes the development of wellness self-management, personal recovery, natural supports, coping skills, and self-advocacy skills and development of independent living skills for housing, employment and full community inclusion.

OUTPATIENT TREATMENT (THERAPY)

Outpatient Treatment is designed to meet the clinically significant behavioral or psychological symptoms or patterns that have been identified as treatment needs for a recipient. It is provided through scheduled therapeutic treatment sessions and may be provided to individuals, families, or groups in various settings.

INTENSIVE IN HOME

Services delivered to children and adolescents, primarily in their living environments, with a family focus, to: provide parenting skills and training that builds effective communication and positive behavioral intervention strategies with the youth to help meet the Person Centered Plan goals; provide therapy with the youth and family; work with the youth and their caregivers to implement home-based behavioral support plans; provide ongoing evaluation of the presenting psychiatric or addiction symptoms; identify strengths that will aid in stabilizing the family unit as well as identify barriers that may impede the development of skills necessary for functioning in the family and community; provide psychoeducation to the youth, family and community; defuse current crisis, evaluate its nature, and intervene to reduce the likelihood of a recurrence; ensure linkage to needed community services and resources.

PSYCHOSOCIAL REHABILITATION (PSR)

A service that provides structured rehabilitative interventions designed to assist the recipient in achieving recovery goals identified in the PCP; promote healthy lifestyles that reduce psychiatric symptoms; promote symptom stability and wellness management, assist individuals in gaining access to necessary services in all life domain, establish or restore prevocational skills that focus on the development of positive work habits and abilities, talents, and skills that increase the individual’s self-worth, purpose and provide or make provision for transitional or supported employment.

MEDICATION MANAGEMENT

Provide medication screening and education for consumers; facilitation of safe and effective use of prescription drugs.

 Individual Supports (B3) (Sandhills)

(Individual Support) is a “hands-on” service for persons with Serious and Persistent Mental illness (SPMI), a population. The intent of the service is to teach and assist individuals in carrying out IADLs, such as preparing meals, managing medicines, grocery shopping and managing money, so they can live independently in the community. It is envisioned that the need for the service will “fade” or decrease over time as the individual becomes capable of performing some of these activities more independently.

 Durham Public Schools MH Co-located Services

Outpatient therapy clinic housed in select Durham county elementary schools which offer an on-site licensed therapist who specializes in child mental health. Services include: comprehensive clinical assessments, individual, family, and group therapy during school hours to students within these schools (C.C. Spaulding Elementary, Pearsontown Elementary, W.G. Pearson Elementary, Morehead Montessori, Fayetteville St. Elementary, Club Blvd. Elementary, and Hope Valley Elementary). Psychiatric medication management and Psychological evaluation also offered to students enrolled in this program. In addition, therapists collaborate with school teachers and staff within the schools to help students in the program achieve greater academic and behavioral success in the school setting. Students can be referred to the program by school support team or by parents who are concerned about a child’s emotional or behavioral health.

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