Vinfen delivers a broad range of services to people with mental illness, developmental disabilities, and behavioral health disabilities, as well as to their families, neighbors, and communities.
- Day rehabilitation
- Crisis Intervention
- Family support
- Recovery Learning Community
- Vocational training
- Supported employment
- CBFS (Community Based Flexible Supports)
- Programs for Assertive Community Treatment
- Transition Age Youth
Day and Vocational Services
Vinfen offers a variety of day and work services, including adult day habilitation, art-based rehabilitation, pre-vocational training and supported employment. Each program focuses on developing skills, self-esteem, and confidence — the foundations of a successful life in the larger community.
Vinfen offers a continuum of residential services, ranging from independent living to highly supervised settings for people with mental illness or developmental disabilities, HIV/AIDS, hearing or vision impairment and other disabilities. Residential services focus on creating a home environment while building skills needed for greater independence.
CBFS (Community Based Flexible Supports)
CBFS services utilize evidence-based or evidence-formed practices and focus on providing effective rehabilitative and clinical services to persons served.
Vinfen’s Webster House and Webster House II in Brookline, Mass., offers a welcoming and supportive clubhouse for people with psychiatric disabilities.
Club members participate in various activities that stimulate gradual mastery of self-care and social skills.
Webster House offers individuals a chance to achieve a greater level of independence by creating educational and employment opportunities.
Gateway Arts serves more than 100 talented artists with a variety of disabilities, including developmental disabilities, autism, head injury, visual and hearing deficits, cerebral palsy, significant learning disabilities and mental illness. It is the only studio arts/arts rehabilitation program on the East Coast offering a studio art program, clinical supports, gallery/exhibition space, and a retail outlet (the Gateway Crafts Store). Gateway Arts is a nationally-recognized leader in the use of the arts to rehabilitate persons with developmental and psychiatric disabilities.
Cambridge/Somerville Recovery Learning Center
The Cambridge/Somerville Recovery Learning Center (CSRLC) is run entirely by and for persons with lived experience of psychiatric conditions to provide support, education and advocacy. By offering opportunities and resources, the CSRLC aims to empower people to go back to school or work by finding their own path to mental health recovery. It is funded by the Department of Mental Health and is a partner of the MetroBoston Recovery Learning Community.
The CSRLC offers many groups and classes, such as NAMI Connections (a general issues support group), WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan), Financial Literacy (budget planning), Diabetes Prevention Program, Yoga and Exercise Group, and 1:1 computer tutoring.
The CSRLC is open five days a week, and all services of the CSRLC are free of charge. There is no barrier of access for people who self-identify as having a mental health issue in the past or present and/or having substance abuse issues. Our doors are open to anyone who feels they belong and wants to join a recovery community.
Visit our Accessing Services page to find out how to access services.
Established in 2000, Vinfen-Connecticut (CT) provides specialized residential and day services to individuals with developmental, psychiatric and behavioral disabilities from north and central Connecticut. Our team of highly-trained staff collaborates with individuals and their support teams to define personal needs and goals so that each individual receives the supports he or she needs to achieve increased independence and integration in the community. The type of services offered depends on the needs of the individual served and ranges from programs with close and continual supervision to those with intermittent supports.