Posted by LRM on Oct 02, 2019

Hedwig House

Our guest speaker on October 2nd was Susan Hays of Hedwig House who described to us what makes their organization unique. Hedwig House, Inc., cares deeply about those they serve. Many people ask  “what makes the organization unique?”
First, Hedwig House is a non-clinical organization, meaning we do not have doctors, psychologists, or therapists on our staff. The staff practitioners who work diligently on helping our Members achieve their goals, rather than manage their medication. 
The second aspect which sets us apart is our heavy emphasis on social skills. Hedwig House is designed for our Members to have the ability to gain and practice social skills on a daily basis. We also offer community-based social outings which allow Members to put their skills to use in various settings. 
Lastly, Hedwig House is easily accessible, and we mean this in two ways. We make it very easy to get signed up with our services through our downloadable referral quick outreach. We understand the importance and urgency that goes along with contacting a mental health service, and we are sure to get in touch in a timely manner. Hedwig House is easily accessible in another way- transportation! A hard obstacle to overcome, when it comes to receiving mental health services, is transportation. Our staff are able to travel throughout Montgomery County in order to reach our Members wherever they may be.
Volunteers are always welcome for all sorts of needs. Come teach a class like American history, music, sports or budgeting. Also need participating guests at the fund raisers  like the Annual Spotlight on Mental Health.