Leading People to Self-sufficiency
The St. Vincent de Paul Case Management Program assists people transition from barriers created by poverty, incarceration, homelessness and other distressed situations into positive and hope-filled new beginnings. The goals are to help people regain self-sufficiency, cultivate positive relationships, and begin to lead responsible lives in their communities.
An important dimension of our program is helping people to shape and build confidence and to succeed in the complex world in which we live. We guide people toward building potential for success with skilled practitioners utilizing an evidence-based Cognitive Behavior Therapy method.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a down to earth approach to therapy. It is a problem-solving model that teaches skills for daily living which involves improving self-awareness and self-responsibility. CBT teaches people techniques to apply to themselves. The goal is to improve the ability to problem solve by creating healthier ways of thinking and behaving. One learns to recognize and gain control of negative thinking patterns that are at the root of many problem-causing behaviors. A goal is to construct a more positive and balanced way of approaching life.
Individual Service Plans for People
Case Managers develop an “action plan” for each participant. Included in this plan will be goals the participant desires to achieve in order to become self-sufficient and healthy. These goals will include such things as the financial, family, spiritual and social aspects of their lives. We tap into a variety of support systems both within the larger community and St. Vincent de Paul in order to help people move toward success. The length of case management relationships will generally last twelve to eighteen months.