Mental Health Skill Building Services

First Home Care offers mental health skill building services which provide structured activities and on-going support and guidance toward meeting an individualized service plan (ISP) which includes independent living skills goals. Individual sessions are offered to address deficits in skills that are preventing the individual from functioning independently in society as well as family education, as appropriate, to help strengthen communication, interactions and skills. Services are recommended for individuals aged 18 and older.

Mental Health Skill Building Provides:

  • Training and reinforcement of functional skills and appropriate behavior related to the individual’s health and safety.
  • Monitoring and education regarding mental health, nutrition, and physical condition.
  • Increased connection with community resources.

Mental Health Skill Building Facilitates:

Use of evidenced-based Ansell Casey Life Skills assessment and PAYA manuals to support:

  • Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)
  • Employment Skills
  • Money Management
  • Use of community resources
  • Organization and Routine
  • Anger management skills
  • Management of psychiatric symptoms
  • Enhancement of social and interpersonal skills.
  • Increased independent living skills.

Mental Health Skill Building Services are Medicaid eligible.



1634 London Boulevard
Portsmouth, VA 23704

5516 Falmouth Street
Suite 202
Richmond, VA 23230