Our Community Support Program (CSP) strives to help maintain stabilization of at-risk clients so as to help that individual live successfully within the community. CSP provides support to individuals at high risk of relapse in their mental illness and/or substance abuse/addiction. This is accomplished through our focus on four primary areas:
- Matching the person with local resources that assist them to establish stable housing, employment, transportation, medical and dental care, mental health and substance abuse treatment, etc.
- Acquiring or providing skills training in daily living skills management. This is broad based and attends to areas such as budgeting, personal grooming, preparing for job interviews, creating a resume, establishing a personal and household schedule, learning appropriate refusal skills and relapse prevention measures.
- Providing 24 hour/7 day a week emergency access and support. We are available to help enhance the person's success at relapse prevention and staying healthy and focused on recovery despite the unexpected twists and turns life sometimes presents.
- Helping remove unnecessary barriers to accessing the services needed. Many individuals in crisis experience confusion or significant feelings of helplessness when initially trying to rebuild their lives. This coupled with the "paperwork" the "lingo" and what can appear to be "red tape" may result in their being more vulnerable to giving up before they've even begun. Our staff can facilitate connecting you with the right people, help with the paperwork, explain the details and what to expect, and maneuver effectively through the process.
Community Support targets several areas for which clients can receive assistance. These areas may include the following:
- Interpersonal Skills
- Life Skills
- Relapse Prevention
- Medication Management
- Mental Health
- Substance Abuse
- Resource Acquisition
Referrals to Community Support
Individuals can be referred to our Community Support Program on a self-referral basis or through their doctor, therapist, attorney, or any other agency they are already working with. All that is needed is a call to our main office. Our staff will walk you through the registration process.
The length of time a person is enrolled in this program is based on the individual's needs. The average length of time is approximately four months. Criteria for discharge include that the person demonstrates the ability to self manage their ongoing work on issues important to their recovery and have no relapse or crises in four months. Persons who successfully complete CSP may re-enter the program in the future if the need arises.