Basic Adult Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program (PRP) Services - Montgomery County

Basic PRP Services are offered in Montgomery County at the Germantown location.

The program provides adults with structured group activities designed to develop and enhance independent living skills. The goal is to assist individuals with the transition from a long period of hospitalization to successfully re-enter the community, and to assist those individuals already in the community with maintaining and enhancing their skills.

Skills Training Areas

Self Care Training

  • personal hygiene
  • nutrition
  • planning and cooking meals
  • managing medications
  • general health care promotion
  • personal safety

Social Skills Training

  • interpersonal skills
  • communication
  • socialization
  • recreation

Independent Living And Community Living Skills Training

  • maintaining housing
  • utilizing community resources
  • transportation and mobility training
  • personal finance and budgeting

Illness Management Skills Training

  • understand and deal with mental illness as a disease
  • deal with symptoms and each person’s unique challenges of daily living
  • medication education
  • how to recover your sense of self and your life in spite of having an illness

Crisis intervention

Services occur as needed. There are on-call clinicians available to Vesta consumers by phone.

Off-site services

Services can be provided off-site at the consumer's discretion. For instance, if a consumer requires skills training in terms of laundry, Vesta staff can meet the consumer at a local laundromat.

Hours of operation

The PRP generally runs from 10 am to 12 pm on Mondays and Thursdays in terms of individual and group services, though staff are present until 5pm; this may vary according to your location. Read more about our regions.


  1. Maryland Medicaid and/or proof of application
  2. A psychiatric diagnosis that meets the priority population (this should be a link) definition as determined by the Mental Health Authority.
  3. Intake assessment with Vesta staff (this may take up to 4 hours)
  4. Ability to attend the PRP from 10am-12pm at least two days each week

Intake For PRP

To schedule an intake for PRP Services, contact the regions closest to where you live.

What Do I Bring To The Intake?

  1. Social security card, Identification Card and/or Birth Certificate
  2. Maryland Medicaid Card and any other insurance cards, including Medicare
  3. Name, Address and Phone Number of current or former Therapist, Psychiatrist and Medical Doctor
  4. Current medications
  5. Hospitalization records, medical records and any related records.

Priority Population Definition

  • Inability to maintain consistent employment because of psychiatric symptoms
  • Social behavior that results in interventions by the mental health system
  • Inability, due to cognitive disorganization, to function in the community
  • Severe inability to establish or maintain a personal support system
  • Need for assistance with basic living skills.