Strong Ties Community Support Program

Strong Ties is an off-campus community-based outpatient program for the serious and persistently mentally ill patients focusing on schizophrenia and other psychotic illnesses. The program utilizes the McFarland Model and operates from an illness management and recovery philosophy. Treatment strongly emphasizes helping each client set and pursue personal goals and to implement action strategies in their everyday lives. Social Workers teach recovery strategies, provide psychoeducation about mental illness and how to build social supports, focus on reducing relapses and coping with stress, problems and symptoms, as well as getting one's needs met in the system. This is accomplished through a combination of group and individual treatments, as well as medication and case management. Social Workers function as primary therapists and assume the role of coordinating a comprehensive plan for the patient and ensuring treatment goals and objectives are met.

Where We're Located

2613 West Henrietta Road
Rochester, NY 14623

Our Social Workers

Social Worker Phone Number
David Szulgit LCSW (585) 279-4967
Pam Geil LMSW (585) 279-4920
Mary Kampf-MacLeod LMSW (585) 279-4963
Jeanette Connolly LMSW (585) 279-4957
Walter DeRouen LMSW (585) 279-4920
Carrie McCarthy LCSW (585) 279-4966
Peter Wilder LMSW (585) 279-4944
Jennifer Agor LMSW (585)279-4141
Tiffany Copper MSW (585) 279-4961
Matthew Pirro LMSW (585) 279-4900
Raquel Martinez-Calleri LMSW (585) 279-4964

More Information

Department of Psychiatry (585) 275-8575

Learn more about the Strong Ties Community Support Program.

Contact Us

Social Work and Patient & Family Services
University of Rochester Medical Center
601 Elmwood Avenue
Box 650
Rochester, NY 14642

Phone: (585) 275-2851