Day Rehabilitation Services


This day program service is for adults 19 years of age and older with a severe mental illness or a co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorder to provide assistance and support on their recovery journey.

Day Rehabilitation Services

Started in 1985, the Day Rehabilitation Services Program is designed to support individuals 19 years of age and older diagnosed with a severe mental illness or a co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorder living in the community.  The Day Rehabilitation program provides educational groups in order to help develop the skills needed to meet goals that each individual hopes to achieve. These goals can include improving one’s quality of life, decreasing the number of times a person goes to the hospital, managing daily activities and responsibilities, and living independently.  The structured groups offered strive to enhance knowledge of mental health diagnoses and medications, develop daily living skills, engage in volunteer experiences, develop skills to prepare for a job, learn skills for advocacy, and develop leisure and recreational interests.

Friendship Program, Inc. has a strong commitment to providing excellent mental health services and maintains active engagement with local agencies and organizations to promote mental health services as well as work to end stigma about mental illnesses.

Participants admitted to the Day Rehabilitation Service program must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be 19 years of age or older who meet the criteria for severe and persistent psychiatric disabilities as diagnosed by a qualified physician or clinical psychologist as specified under the Nebraska Administrative Code for persons disabled by severe and persistent mental illness, with priority given to some individuals as per contract
  • Must be in need of supportive or rehabilitative services in order to remain living independently in their environment
  • Must be under the care of a qualified psychiatrist or clinical psychologist
  • Must be able to care for their own basic personal needs in an independent manner (i.e. eating and toileting)
  • Must be willing to participate in the agency and be willing to abide by the rules of the agency
  • Must not exhibit violent or threatening behavior towards themselves or others
  • Must have two (2) or more functional limitations
  • Must be at moderate risk of relapse
  • Must have a moderate need for professional structure

Participation in group activity is expected and encouraged. Participants are expected to choose and attend groups during structured program hours including both small and large group offerings. A monthly program calendar is printed listing a variety of groups to choose from at designated times, including but not limited to:

  • Independent Living Skills: Meal Preparation, Personal Care Skills, Budgeting, Academic Review, and Self-Advocacy
  • Mental Health Education: Relapse and Recovery, Emotions, Diagnosis Specific Education, Anxiety Awareness, Anger Management, Chemical Awareness, Coping Skills, and Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP)
  • Health Awareness: Health Education, Diabetes Education, Medication Education, Exercise, Health Talk, YMCA Outings, and Movement Improvement T’ai Chi
  • Social Skills: Social Ability, Assertiveness Skills, and Communication Skills
  • Job Readiness: including on-site classes as well as various volunteer opportunities off or on-site
  • Recreational Groups: Ceramics, Crafts, T-shirt Painting, Music Appreciation, Art Appreciation, Word Games, Wii Games, and Table Games
  • Community Outings: Shopping, Museums, Henry Doorly Zoo, Bowling, Movies, etc.


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Friendship Program, Inc.


7315 Maple St.,
Omaha, NE 68134

Hours of Operation

Monday through Friday
7:15 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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