Contemporary Family Services, Inc. is a community-based comprehensive mental health agency. We offer a myriad of services across our sites to include counseling and psychiatric treatment, case management, and medication management. Please take a look at each location to see our specific supplemental programmatic offerings.

Maryland

Outpatient Mental Health Clinic (OMHC)

The Outpatient Mental Health Clinic (OMHC) at Contemporary Family Services, Inc., offers community-based care for diverse mental health needs in English and Spanish. Contemporary Family Services, Inc. is committed to providing comprehensive evaluation and treatment for the children, adolescents and adults in our community. Services are provided by a Board Certified Psychiatrist and licensed mental health professionals. Often, the Outpatient Mental Health Clinic works in tandem with our comprehensive psychiatric rehabilitation program.

The OMHC provides individual, group and family therapy, and medication management services. We offer services for life challenges, relationship issues, behavioral issues with a child or teen, depression, anxiety, trauma and persistent mental illness.

The OMHC provides:

  • Individual Psychotherapy

  • Group Therapy

  • Family Therapy

  • Psychopharmacology

Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program (PRP)

Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program (PRP) works to assist individuals living with mental illness to reach a higher level of independence. The PRP program assists participants with accessing and coordinating services and resources in their communities and works to ensure that each individual has access to the best possible treatment and care.

Our PRP services include but are not limited to:

Self Care

  • Personal Hygiene

  • Nutrition

  • Planning and Cooking Meals

  • Managing Medications

  • General Health Care Promotion

  • Personal Safety

Social Skills

  • Interpersonal Skills

  • Stress and Anger Management

  • Communication

  • Socialization

  • Recreation

    Independent Living And Community Living Skills Training

  • Maintaining Housing

  • Utilizing Community Resources

  • Transportation and Mobility Training

  • Personal Finance and Budgeting

  • Opportunities to Develop and Practice Employment and Leadership Skills

  • Acquainting Clients with their Local Community

PRP Eligibility And Intake Process for Children & Youth

To be eligible for our program, youth must satisfy ALL of the following
requirements:

  • 5-17 years of age

  • Referral from treating Licensed Mental Health Professional

  • Have an Axis I diagnosis from a licensed mental health professional

  • Currently have ACTIVE Maryland State Medicaid

  • Intake and Rehabilitation Assessment with CFS staff (Parent or Legal Guardian Must be Present)

PRP Eligibility And Intake Process for Adults

To be eligible for our program, adults must satisfy ALL of the following requirements:

  • Referral from treating Licensed Mental Health Professional

  • Maryland Medicaid and/or proof of application

  • A psychiatric diagnosis that meets the priority population (this should be a link) definition as determined by the Mental Health Authority.

  • Intake and Rehabilitation Assessment with CFS staff

School Based Mental Health

Mental health is directly related to the way students learn and develop. It impacts how they build relationships, express their emotions, make decisions, develop self-esteem and how they feel about school and their future. Mental Health affects not only the success and well-being of the individual student but also the school climate and outcomes for all students.

Our School Based Mental Health program is designed to successfully address mental health, and social/emotional developmental challenges that create barriers to effective learning by:

    • Promoting a safe and healthy learning environment for all students;

    • Addressing classroom behavior and discipline;

    • Encouraging students’ academic success,

    • Preventing and responding to crisis;

    • Supporting students’ social-emotional needs;

    • Identifying and responding to serious mental health problems

    • Supporting and partnering with at-risk families

    • Decreasing the number of interventions required to maintain students in their classrooms and home communities

    • Increasing students’ potential to develop into healthy, productive adults by furthering their education

     

    The following School Based Mental Health services are provided in both the schools and community;

    *Services are available based on location

    • Assessment

    • Community-Based Intervention (CBI)

    • Medication management, as required

    • Individual therap

    • Group therapy

    • Family therapy

    • Functional Family Therapy (FFT)

    • Interpersonal skills development

    • Case management

    • Crisis intervention

    • Mentoring services

    • Multisystemic Therapy (MST)

    • Tutoring services

    • Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program

    About CFS Programs for Persons with Intellectual and Development Disabilities

    All of our programs are in compliance with DC Public Law 2-137, Evans vs Gray court order, and other applicable laws and regulation. Additionally, our programs are for persons enrolled in the Home and Community-Based Services Waiver for Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (ID/DD Waiver) in the District of Columbia. As such, our program objectives are to build a service for persons with intellectual and developmental that will embrace the very existence of their unique challenges and rejections. CFS core values of integrity, respect, person-centered, advocacy, competency, accountability and evidence-based. Our excellence is what fosters the energy to meet the spiritual, physical and emotional needs of the people we serve.

    Behavioral Supports

    Behavioral support is an appropriate service for a person who displays a pattern or patterns of behavior which limit his or her ability to engage in activities or relationships that are meaningful to the person; or which threaten the physical safety of the person or those around them. Our behavioral support program encourages health, safety and wellbeing. In furtherance thereof, we assist consumers to gain independence and acquire community living skills.

    Family Training

    CFS Family Training program provides instructional training about treatment regiments and other services included in the person’s ISP and Plan of care; counseling to meet the needs of the person; and other professional support services to families whom care for a person who has an intellectual and development disabilities. The purpose of family training is to provide a wealth of training of which shall increase the knowledge thereof and decrease the chances of a premature residential placement outside of the home. Additionally, family training will enhance the decision-making capacity of the family unit, provide orientation regarding the nature and impact of developmental disability upon the consumer and his or her family and teach them about alternatives.

    Supportive Employment

    Our Supported Employment program offers job training; job placement and development and supportive activities. All of our models (Individual Job Support Model; Small Group Supported Employment Model and Entrepreneurial Model) designed to assist and support the person before and after he or she has obtained employment. During intake and assessment, our staff works with the consumer to discuss and examine the consumer’s interests, strengths, preferences and skills in effort to obtain competitive employment and to further identify the necessary conditions for the person’s successful participation in employment. The expectation is that the person’s reliance upon job training and supportive activities will decline as a result of job skills training and support from supervisors and co-workers in the existing work setting to maintain employment.

    Wellness Services

    Our Wellness Services are designed to promote and maintain good health and increase a person’s independence, participation, emotional well-being and productivity in their home, work and community. Such services include bereavement counseling; fitness training; massage therapy; nutrition evaluation and consultation; and sexuality education.

    • Bereavement Counseling

    • Our licensed clinicians uses psychotherapy to help individual’s cope with grief and mourning following the death of loved one(s), or with major life changes that trigger feelings of grief. Our grief counselors know that everyone experiences and expresses grief different and are able to assist in a person-centered approach.

    • Fitness Training

    • CFS fitness trainers assist individuals in having a well-rounded routine of good health. Routine exercise may include aerobic fitness, strength training, core exercises, balance training, flexibility and stretching.

    • Massage Therapy

    • Our massage therapists uses various techniques to enhance function; aid in healing; decrease muscle reflect activity; inhibit motor-neuron excitability; promote relaxation and well being.

    • Nutrition Evaluation & Consultation Services

    • Contemporary Family Services, Inc. nutrition evaluation and consultation services will enhance the decision-making capacity of the individual; promote improved health; and provide orientation on food preparation, food storage and physician’s orders.

    • Sexuality Education

    • CFS aims to reduce the risks of potentially negative outcomes from sexuality behavior such as unwanted or unplanned pregnancies and infection with sexually transmitted diseases including HIV. We strive to contribute to individual’s positive experience with their sexuality by enhancing the quality of their relationships and their ability to make informed decisions over their lifetime.