GREAT Center Program
GREAT Program (Skill Building Assistance)
Program Philosophy: Gratiot Integrated Health Network (GIHN) provides services to build resilience, and to support the recovery or well-being of individuals and the integration of individuals served into the community. Through service provision, symptoms or needs will be reduced and individuals will experience an improvement in level of functioning in their environment. The program strives to continually improve service provision in order that individuals served experience an enhanced quality of life.
Program Goals: The goal of the Gratiot Rehabilitation Employment and Training (GREAT) Program is to provide skill-building assistance through activities identified in the individual plan of service and designed to increase self-sufficiency and/or to engage in meaningful activities such as school, work, and/or volunteering. The services provide knowledge and specialized skill development and/or support.
Services/Scope of Services: The GREAT Program services include:
- Adaptive skill training including assistance with acquisition, retention, or improvement in self-help, socialization, and adaptive skills; and support services. Activities included in this service are directed primarily at reaching habilitative goals (e.g., improving attention span and motor skills), not at teaching specific job skills.
- Transportation may be provided from the residence of the persons served to the skill building assistance training site, between skill training sites if applicable, and back to the residence.
Populations served include adults with developmental disabilities. Program activities are held onsite or in the community Monday through Thursday, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Persons served are able to attend up to two days per week based on the needs of the individual and determined through the person centered planning process.
Referrals for the program are made through the individual’s Supports Coordinator/Case Manager. Services will not be denied based on an individual’s inability to pay for services. Fees are determined on a sliding fees scale.
Admission/Re-Admission Criteria: Individuals are referred for the GREAT Program through the Person Centered Planning process. Services are established based on the needs and choices of the person served.
It is the policy of GIHN Service Program to provide services to all eligible consumers in a manner that is sensitive to the cultural and socio-economic needs of the individual in a nondiscriminatory and/or non-threatening manner. Services are provided to eligible individuals without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, marital status, sexual preference, handicap, juvenile justice status or any other protected status as required by law. The agency endeavors to accommodate individuals with special needs, or refers to providers equipped to meet their needs.
When individuals are found to be ineligible for services, they are given the reason(s) and are directed to alternative or more appropriate services. In addition, when applicable, the family/support system and/or the referral source are informed as to the reason for ineligibility.
Transition/Discharge Criteria: An individual may be transitioned or discharged from The GREAT Program when one or more of the following occur:
- Individual or guardian request
- Completion of treatment goals
- Individual becomes competitively employed
- Lack of individual participation
- Individual requires level or type of service not provided
When an individual is discharged or removed from the program for aggressive and/or assaultive behavior, follow-up will occur within 72 hours to insure linkage to appropriate care.
Regardless of discharge status, any individual may reapply for services by contacting Gratiot Integrated Health Network at 989-463-4971.