Mental Health skill-building Services Virginia:

The New Y-CAPP Mental Health Skill Building Services are designed to work with adults in their natural environment to provide training that assists with achieving and maintaining community stability and independence.

Our program is designed to assist with developing the skills essential for daily living to help individuals meet their maximum potential of self-sufficiency and independence.

Staff will work with each individual to develop an individualized, person-centered treatment plan based on their strengths, needs, abilities and preferences. Services are geared towards improving:
  • Daily living skills
  • Social Skills
  • Use of community resources
  • Medication management and compliance
  • Health, nutrition, and physical condition
  • Career planning/job search skills
  • Housing
  • Personal hygiene
  • Food preparation
  • Money management
Individuals are reevaluated in 6 month intervals to determine their eligibility for services.

Our Program

Adult Services are designed to meet the individuals where they live to assist with developing independence. The treatment staff will work with each individual to develop an individualized plan of care based on identified strengths, needs, abilities and preferences. Services provide employment seeking activities, life skills training, education and links to community resources so that individuals have the opportunity to live productive and independent lives. Our program is designed to provide support with the skills essential for daily living to help adults overcome the barriers that are keeping them from self-sufficiency and independence.

Our Approach

Our program emphasizes the total wellness of each individual by focusing on assessing the 7+dimensions of wellness which are essential to optimal quality of life. We strive to enhance each area of the individual’s overall well-being by addressing deficiencies in any areas of the 7+ dimensions of wellness which are vital for lasting independence.

Program Structure

Individuals are matched with a trained and experienced advisor who will provide support and guidance in the individual’s home. Our advisors will provide enhanced case management in order to unite our individuals with community programs to meet their specific needs. The individual’s advisor will be available to provide transportation to needed appointments as well as job seeking activities. In addition, advisors will also provide guidance, training and support in developing life skills utilizing proven Independent Living Skills curriculum and assessment tools. Additionally, individuals will engage in workshops twice a week to reinforce their life skills to include education and training in goal-setting, budgeting, nutrition, medication compliance, time management, obtaining employment and more.


Services are designed to assist adults age 18+ (adolescents as young as 16 may be considered) who exhibit impairments in at least two of the following areas:
  • Have difficulty in establishing or maintaining normal interpersonal relationships to such a degree that they are at risk of hospitalization, homelessness, or isolation from social supports.
  • Exhibit such inappropriate behavior that repeated interventions by the mental health, social services, or judicial system are necessary.
  • Exhibit difficulty in cognitive ability such that they are unable to recognize personal danger or recognize significantly inappropriate social behavior.
  • Require help in basic living skills, such as maintaining personal hygiene, preparing food and maintaining adequate nutrition, or managing finances to such a degree that health or safety is jeopardized.


We all need skills to be able to deal with the challenges of life and to live a fulfilling life. Adult Services can teach life skills to help adults become independent individuals who can live on their own without requiring constant help from others for their basic needs.
Workshops are offered in a variety of topics:
  • Career planning
  • Time & stress management
  • Money management
  • Job search skills
  • Daily living skills
  • Nutrition
  • Social skills
  • Health and wellness
  • Housing
  • Accessing resources
  • Communication skills


Services are potentially covered by Medicaid for applicable Medicaid members, based on eligibility.