Social Work

Our Social Work team works cohesively with Case Management to address guests with severe, persistent, and untreated mental illness. Our team facilitates care coordination and expertise navigation of the mental health system

26% of adults living in homeless shelters suffer from serious chronic mental illness

46% of adults are dually diagnosed with severe mental illness and substance abuse disorders

At Bethesda House, an estimated 90% in the Emergency Overnight Shelter suffer from mental illness

Services offered under our social work team include:

  • Mental health and substance abuse treatment
  • Transportation to and from medical appointments
  • Connection to appropriate community resources
  • Drug and alcohol assessments/screens referred by Schenectady County Department of Social Services (DSS)
  • Coordination of medical and behavioral health services through Health Home Program

If you or a loved one is suffering from mental health and/or substance abuse, there is hope.

Contact us for an intake assessment today »