We envision all persons living with a mental illness in Franklin/Fulton and Cumberland/Perry Counties actively engaged in their recovery, living in the home of their choosing, with the community supports they desire.
To provide Mental Health Services through residential, social, and educational programming for the Franklin/Fulton and Cumberland/Perry County communities.
New Visions is committed to providing services to assist persons in their recovery journey in a manner that maximizes personal choice, builds on existing strengths, embraces all aspects of each person's life, and are tailored to each person's individual needs.
In order to achieve this, New Visions includes individuals with mental illness as board members and staff and actively seeks input on the direction and implementation of programming from persons we serve. New Visions' staff focuses their energies toward learning the aspirations of our consumers and provides tools and assistance to achieve those goals.
New Visions provides residential and social rehabilitation services for adults with chronic mental illness in Franklin, Fulton, Cumberland, and Perry Counties. The services New Visions provides include:
New Visions' SCR is a licensed personal care home that serves individuals with chronic mental illness who also need assistance with activities of daily living such as laundry and meal provision. Residents who live in the SCR receive the encouragement and assistance they need to develop and maintain maximum independence and self-determination.
New Visions’ SCR is located in Newville.
CRR services are designed to provide intensive support to assist individuals to develop the practical skills they need to live as independently in the community as possible. Persons live together in a house with their own bedroom and shared living space. They are offered training in skills such as cooking, cleaning, budgeting, vocational and educational pursuits, time management, and medication management. Trained staff is available in the home 24 hours a day.
New Visions has two CRRs, one with eight bedrooms in Chambersburg and one with 10 bedrooms in Shippensburg.
Social Rehabilitation services are provided at drop-in centers where individuals go during the day to develop social and interpersonal skills and to enhance their integration into their community. Skill building activities as well as social and recreational activities are available in the drop-in centers . Major decisions about programming and activities are made by the drop-in members with the support of staff.
New Visions has drop-in centers in Chambersburg and Shippensburg.
Long Term Structured Residential (LTSR) is an environment for adults with serious, chronic mental illness and who require intensive treatment due to complicating conditions such as involvement with the criminal justice system, co-existing substance abuse disorders, or physical health conditions. Admission may occur voluntarily or involuntarily.
The program is designed to provide clinical mental health services and individualized support to the residents in a single-room-occupancy, shared living space facility. The primary goal of the LTSR is to provide services that promote skill development and mental health recovery so that residents can move to more independent community living situations.
The New Visions LTSR is located in Carlisle.
Supportive Living services provide support to individuals living in community apartments. New Visions provides two levels of Supportive Living services. More intensive services are provided in Shippensburg and Carlisle where New Visions maintains a staff apartment in the same building as supported apartments so that there are staff available 24 hours a day. Individuals may also receive a less intensive level of support in Chambersburg, Waynesboro, Shippensburg, and Carlisle in their own apartments in the community where they have as much or little contact with staff as they need.
Individuals receiving Supportive Living services work closely with a case manager to develop goals for independent living. The case managers also can attend important meetings and provide some transportation to appointments.
A Fairweather Lodge is a home where individuals establish their own support system which enables them to live independently in the community. Lodge members meet together regularly as a group where they develop problem-solving skills, living skills, leadership skills, and develop group decision making. They also work in the Lodge business, earning an income and making decisions for the business.
Lodge members receive support from Lodge Coordinators who act in an advisory capacity, giving advice, teaching skills, providing information, offering employment assistance, and providing limited transportation services. The Lodge Coordinators work with Lodge members for 40 hours a week and are also available on-call 24 hours per day.
New Visions has Fairweather Lodges in Newport, Carlisle, Shippensburg, and Chambersburg. In Newville, New Visions maintains a 6-bedroom Lodge for military veterans.
Individuals who are referred to New Visions must be 18 years of age, diagnosed with a chronic mental illness, and a resident of Franklin/Fulton or Cumberland/Perry Counties.
All referrals for New Visions services come through the local Base Service Unit (BSU). Anyone interested in a New Visions program should contact their case manager at the local BSU. If you do not have a BSU case manager, you can contact your local BSU and ask for an intake worker who can take your information to get you connected.
In Cumberland and Perry Counties there are two Base Service Units: Merakey: 888-243-6033 and Geisinger/Holy Spirit: 717-763-2219.
In Franklin County: Service Access and Management (SAM): 717-261-1555 or 717-709-4321.
In Fulton County: SAM: 717-264-2184.
New Visions receives funds from the following sources:
New Visions Inc. is a nonprofit charitable organization. Contributions made to New Vision's are tax-deductible.
New Visions is always looking for highly motivated individuals who are interested in making a difference in the lives of individuals living with chronic mental illness. The majority of New Visions' staff are Residential Support Staff (RSS) who work directly with the persons we serve in residential or social rehabilitation settings, assisting them with goal setting, developing new skills, and progressing in their mental health recovery. We also employ Supportive Living Case Managers which are bachelor degree positions. New Visions is an equal opportunity employer.
Resident Support Staff qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent, valid drivers license, 1 year experience in the mental health field, ability to manage a crisis/emergency situation, self motivated, good oral and written communication skills.
Full time positions:
Group Home-Chambersburg PA:
Resident Support Staff--3p-11p
Part time Positions:
LTSR-Carlisle Pa. Resident Support Staff --Position 1: 7a-3:30p: Week 1 Mon, Sat, Sun; Week 2 Wed & Thurs.
Personal Care Home, Newville Resident Support Staff--Position 1--2p-10p: Week 1 M,W,F; Week 2 T, Th, S, S; Position 2--3p-11p Week 1 M,W,F; Week 2 T,Th,S,S;
Resident Support Staff one on one: Th & Fr 3p-7:30p and Sat & Sun 1p-7:30p
We are always accepting applications for relief staff (PRN)
If you would like to be considered for employment, please download and print the following application and criminal record check forms.
Application for Employment (PDF - 206 KB)
Criminal Record Check (PDF - 54 KB)
The Criminal Record Check may also be completed online for a quicker response at https://epatch.state.pa.us.
New Visions Inc.
138 East King Street
Shippensburg, PA 17257
Phone: (717) 477-2153
Fax: (717) 477-2295
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