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Residential Rehabilitation Program (RRP) provides supportive services and housing to single individuals. The goal of residential rehabilitation is to provide services that will support an individuals transition to independent housing, with a least restrictive environment available to meet their needs and preferences.

What to expect from an RRP?

RRP offers essential support to people with complex and longer-term behavioral health concerns. These services contribute to reducing the need and frequency for inpatient services. There is a biopsychosocial and person-centered approach that aims to empower the person to gain skills they can effectively and independently use. Individuals participate in structured activities offered in the residence, community, as well as peer groups. Participants reside in an inclusive and diverse environment that contributes to building a positive peer network. RRP includes staff support around areas of personal needs such as medication monitoring, somatic care, independent living skills, symptom management, stress management, and relapse prevention planning.  There are opportunities for developing relationship and social skills with a goal of community integration, which contributes to success when transitioning to independent living. The program will also provide linkages to employment, education and/or vocational services, crisis prevention, and other services that will help with the individual’s personal recovery path

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Residential Program Application

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All applications for RRP services must be completed using the Statewide RRP application which must be sent to the Core Service Agency (CSA) of the applicant’s county of origin. The CSA will review the referral and determine the applicant’s eligibility for RRP and the appropriate level of care (Intensive or General). Mid Shore Behavioral Health, Inc. is the CSA for all five counties of the mid-shore: Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s, and Talbot. Email applications to

If a vacant RRP bed exists in the county, the CSA will make a referral to that RRP program. If there are no vacant RRP beds in the county, the CSA will assign the applicant to a waiting list for an appropriate bed when available. The CSA will maintain and review the waiting lists on a regular basis. The CSA may also suggest other services available in the public behavioral health system.

Questions? Contact:

Lisa Short, CPRP Behavioral Health Coordinator, Adult (410)770-4801 ext 322


If an application is sent out-of-county, all RRP applications and supporting documentation will be sent from the CSA of origin to the CSA being considered for placement. 

The CSA may refer the individual to an out-of-county RRP for the following reasons:

Consumer preference

The individual requests to live in a particular jurisdiction or their family has relocated to another county and the individual wants to live near them.

Provider Capacity:

All RRP agencies in the CSA jurisdiction are at capacity and are not likely to have a vacancy in the foreseeable future.

All RRP agencies in the CSA jurisdiction lack the special programming to meet the needs of the particular individual referred (ex: deaf, young adult, geriatric, etc.)

Priority of Applications

Intensive Level of Care

RRP applicants from State Hospitals that are ready for discharge will be the highest priority for an Intensive level bed. If no State Hospital applications are ready for placement from the county of origin, a State Hospital application can be prioritized for a vacancy in another county, if the applicant is willing to relocate. If no State Hospital applications are ready or willing to accept an Intensive RRP placement, a community application from the county of origin will be considered for an Intensive level bed.

General Level of Care

Any vacant General level bed will be prioritized for RRP residents currently living in an Intensive level bed within the RRP program, or the county of origin, who are appropriate for the lower level of care. If no Intensive level residents are ready for graduation to a General level bed, the CSA will consider applications from the Community waiting lists for General level.

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