Greene Arc, Inc.
197 Dunn Station Road
Prosperity, PA 15329
724-627-5511

Open Arms Drop-In Center

 

Meet Daniel Latanation. He has worked as a full-time employee at Greene Arc, Inc. since October 2011. He currently is a co-director at the drop-in center on Washington Street near Greene County Courthouse. He leads a program called "Walk Works". Participants use pedometers, assigned by Latanation, as they take afternoon walks around Waynesburg. As stated by Cynthia Dias, "A walk around the block helps with both exercise and socialization, not only for the members, but also the public."

The drop-in center is an adult service through Greene Arc that helps about 35 county residents undergoing mental rehabilitation find a place to improve social skills and learn to work through problems. Latanation knows firsthand how Greene Arc can help adults with intellectual and developmental disabilites. Latanation,50, has been undergoing his own recovery since being diagnosed in October 1986. He has improved immensely over the past three decades and is feeling more connected to the community. He feels that he has come a long way.

The drop-in center is particularly important for people who have already undergone psychiatric rehab as they immerse themselves in healthy-living discussions that provide information on topics such as physical fitness, personal hygiene or blood pressure monitoring. Cynthia Dias, executive director for Greene Arc, said her agency focuses on key areas of phychiatric rehab, social rehab, socialization with the drop-in center and peer support programs.

The Drop-In Center is an Activity Center operated by individuals with mental health issues with provider oversight. Offers an accepting, non-clinical atmosphere where individuals with mental health issues can feel they belong, encourages individuals to take responsibility for their own recovery, provides support in times of turmoil and social isolation, offers opportunities to improve social skills and to develop and maintain healthy relationships.

The Drop-In Center is open five days a week. Monday through Thursday open 11:00am - 4:00pm. On Friday open 9:30am - 4:00pm.

The Drop-In Center is for Greene County residents, eighteen years of age and older. It is open to members who are currently in mental health recovery.

The center provides socialization opportunities and monthly trips to the Western region CSP meetings in Butler Pennsylvania.

Members of the Drop-In Center are encouraged to choose a variety of activities to experience together. Open Arms empowers the members to take ownership of the program and all facets of it's operation.

This program is funded by Value Behavioral Health and Greene County Human Services.

Open Arms members are encouraged to research and select various group activities that result in education, advocacy, socialization and community service.

If you are interested in volunteer opportunities at the Open Arms Drop-In Center, contact the Mental Health Director.

Who Can Refer?

      • All Residents of Greene County 18 or above
      • Open to all who are in Mental Health Recovery

Open Arms Drop-In Center Activity Calendar

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For more information:

    Phone Number: (724)627-3213.
    Fax Number: (724)852-1856.
    Location: 30 North Washington Street, Waynesburg.