Frequently Asked Questions
Community Housing and Community Integration
How can I get into one of Vesta's Community Housing or Community Integration Programs?
must be 18 years of age or older;
have a primary diagnosis of mental illness and have impaired functioning due to the illness;
will be or is under the care of a licensed provider;
is a resident of the county in which you are seeking services;
is not acutely psychotic at the time of admission;
is not dangerous to self or others;
is willing to take all medications as prescribed;
is willing to develop a collaborative service plan;
is willing to sign releases of information, intake forms, and fee agreements;
is assessed by Vesta as being likely to benefit from services and is willing to accept such services.
What is a typical day like in the Community Housing program?
Are visitors allowed?
Is there a curfew?
Why should I come to the Community Integration program?
Vesta's programs are voluntary. As responsible adults, it is your decision whether or not to come to the program. However, attending the program provides you with a variety of opportunities to: enhance your daily independent living skills; meet new people and make friends; learn and practice good work habits if employment is your goal; lessen isolation by interacting with others who can understand your experiences; and offer support; receive education about your illness and how to cope with symptoms, medications, side effects, and other issues; link up with other resources and services you may need or request; practice social and interpersonal skills in a safe environment.
All I really need is a place to stay. I don't want the services. Can I still be admitted to the Community Housing program for housing only?
Outpatient Mental Health Clinics
How do I begin services at Vesta, Inc.?
Can Vesta help me if I don't have insurance?
Yes. You may still be able to receive services. Please reach out to the intake coordinator for more information
Substance Use Disorder Services
Which regions offer SUD services?
All Vesta outpatient clinics can provide an SUD assessment and individual therapy. Group availability varies across sites. Currently, Lanham is our only region offering IOP services.
I have a complaint, who do I contact?
Any complaint can be addressed by asking to speak to the employees' supervisor, or you may follow the grievance procedure listed in your Client Rights and Responsibilities.