the Path to
The mission of South Shore Association for Independent Living (SAIL) is to provide rehabilitative, clinical treatment and supportive services to individuals with a mental illness; which may be combined with various other disabilities. Our mission is supported through the operation of a variety of residential programs, treatment programs, and specialized services. The focus of our mission is to assist consumers in their personalized recovery by increasing their independence, choices, and outcomes.
The mission is accomplished by providing strength based services to assist in the recovery of an individual’s illness. This is assisted via the development of goal oriented, individualized, and consumer based plans.
SAIL’s philosophy has always been person-centered and strength-based. Recovery from mental illness and substance abuse is a focal point of this philosophy. The agency bases its goal on one of recovery; hence - independence. Its mission statement says, “The focus of the treatment and support is to increase (consumers’) independence, choices and outcomes.” Since “choice” is such an inherent part of that process, staff are always taught to appreciate the importance of “starting where the client is” and to provide services that truly address all aspects of an individual’s life. Part of that recovery process also includes the plan that staff encourage consumers to join peer run programs or attend monthly Consumer Council Meetings at SAIL (where program operations and community resources are discussed and evaluated by the consumers in attendance).
SAIL is committed to providing a safe environment for the staff and consumers that we work with. This goal is accomplished though the implementation of policies and procedures, routine inspections, meeting or exceeding certification requirements, education and training, and quality improvement processes.
Staff are entrusted with the responsibility of educating consumers on fire safety, emergency and evacuation processes. Additionally, all staff are trained in CPR, First AID, and AED.