We are a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to future care planning for disabled adult due to mental illness. Incorporated in 1999, PLAN was formed by a group of families with disabled family members — mostly sons and daughters — concerned about who would care for their disabled dependents when they were no longer able to do so themselves.
PLAN of Central Ohio offers an activities program where clients can form friendships, practice social skills and just have fun. We meet two times a month, transporting clients to and from each activity. Our case manager/client ratio is approximately 1 to 5 to provide a safe, supervised outing. Our program includes casual dinners at inexpensive restaurants, outings to movies and trips to local places of interest.
Additionally, our caring case managers assist our clients with activities of daily living and other areas that require attention where typical mental health service provision "breaks down." Tasks like housekeeping and grocery shopping are areas that we provide assistance in; as well as support during stressful physician appointments or a trip to the hospital.