Open Door Club Behavioral Health Network Inc.

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Contact Information

Behavioral Health Network Inc.
Contact: Cathy Wauczinski, Program Director
Email Address: cathy.wauczinski@bhninc.org
Phone: 413-582-7961

518 Pleasant Street Northampton, MA 01060
Area Served: West

Map Location Open Door Club

Narrative

Weekly meetings are held every Monday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with a social gathering beginning at 6 p.m. at Florence Congregational Church, 130 Pine Street, Florence, MA. Meetings consist of educational programs to assist members to become more independent and self-reliant and include discussion of current events as well as individual rights and personal responsibilities; and social activities.

This program is a self-advocacy group for individuals with disabilities. This program is sponsored primarily by a grant from the Hampshire County United Way. Behavioral Health Network provides an advisor and Program Director to support the members in the group in running their own advocacy group. Meetings are held on Monday nights and include programs that are educational as well as social. Some recent events have included first aid training for members, a discussion on the voting process, a panel discussion with Pioneer Valley Transit Authority and a party. Members participate in regional, state and federal advocacy groups. Additionally, members have the opportunity to attend conferences about the self-advocacy movement. Teaches self advocacy skills to individuals w/ developmental disabilities & their families to promote general welfare. Provides systems advocacy, information & referral, family advocacy, & individual case advocacy.

Program Type

  • Advocacy
  • Counseling
  • Information/Referral
  • Legal

Populations Served

  • Intellectual Disabilities

Ages Served

  • 19 - 22
  • 23 – 59
  • 60 +

Accessibility Features

  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible Restrooms
  • Medical Needs
  • Near Public Transportation
  • Wheelchair Ramps

Additional Information

  • Fees: Free Service
  • Licensed By: DDS, DMH