Of note, no evidence exists that day programs and recovery-oriented services are mutually exclusive. The literature on recovery emphasizes that it is a personal process—it could mean employment for one person and improved grooming for someone else. In our New York City day program, staff members are well versed in recovery principles. We work in an underserved area with high levels of need and with clients who are mostly from minority groups. In a day program we can reach out to more clients via group therapy, and we can also provide a culturally sensitive environment where clients are encouraged to pursue their personal recovery. Our program employs evidence-based practices, such as family psychoeducation, social skills training, and integrated treatment for co-occurring disorders. In addition, we offer relief for families because we provide not only mental health care but also increased access to medical care and community resources through case management and peer support.