35 Holy Family Road
Holyoke, MA 01040

Behavioral Health Program - Secured Unit

For adults with both medical and psychiatric illnesses or behavioral disorders, or other stigmatized medical or social histories, finding the right care setting can be a real challenge. MissionCare at Holyoke provides a stigma-free solution in a homelike atmosphere that provides residents with support and understanding in all aspects of their care while protecting and preserving resident rights. 

The only facility of its kind in the state, MissionCare at Holyoke combines skilled nursing and long-term rehabilitative services with expert mental health care. It’s a comprehensive and compassionate approach to meeting the physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of this special patient population. And it enables residents to thrive in the most attentive – yet least restrictive – environment possible.

Residents that participate in this person-centered and goal-directed program are provided a variety of groups designed to address their individual needs and promote personal growth through positive reinforcement and cognitive restructuring techniques.  

Within the behavioral health program our multi-disciplinary care team provides individualized care to meet each person’s needs and is complemented by Psychiatrists, Psychologists, APRNs, and licensed therapists. 

Our treatment team provides a range of services that are tailored to each resident’s unique needs, and delivered with respect and compassion. These services include:

  • Medical and skilled nursing care
  • Psychiatric care
  • Psychological evaluation
  • Individual and group psychotherapy
  • Specialized restorative services
  • Behavior management
  • Physical, occupational and speech therapy
  • IV (intravenous) therapy
  • Structured recreational activities

Behavioral Health Services Include:

  • Individual & group therapy
  • Psychiatric evaluations
  • Six Days/Week Psychiatric Services
  • Medication management
  • Crises management.  

Program Highlights

  • Full-time Behavioral Health Program Director
  • Physician Co-Medical Directors, one of which is a board certified psychiatrist
  • Full-time Therapeutic Recreation Director
  • Specially-trained, supportive staff
  • Comprehensive therapeutic activities
  • Facility psychiatric coverage
  • Comfortable, quiet, safe and secure environment

Our Commitment to Stigma-Free Care and a Stigma-Free Environment

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) website, Stigma is when someone, or even you yourself, views a person in a negative way just because they have a mental health condition. Some people describe stigma as a feeling of shame or judgement from someone else. Stigma can even come from an internal place, confusing feeling bad with being bad.

Stigma harms the 1 in 5 Americans affected by mental health conditions. It shames them into silence and prevents them from seeking help. The Stigma Free campaign is the effort to end stigma and create hope for those affected by mental illness.

Navigating life with a mental health condition can be tough, and the isolation, blame and secrecy that is often encouraged by stigma can create huge challenges to reaching out, getting needed support and living well. Learning how to avoid and address stigma are important for all of us.

MIssionCare and the iCare Health Network communities are committed a stigma-free environment and stigma free care for those with mental illness, and also those with substance use and other stigmatized diagnoses and disorders.