Community Based Program
These services include community based rehabilitation, case management, and individual psychotherapy.
Some participants are eligible for services that take place either in their home or in the community in order to remove barriers that interfere with their personal treatment success. These services include community based rehabilitation, case management, and individual psychotherapy. In order to receive Community Based Services, participants must be 18 or older and have a serious and persistent mental illness, and whose circumstances meet managed care level of care guidelines.
Community Based Rehabilitation
Community Based Rehabilitation is a program in which participants learn specific skills that foster rehabilitation and recovery from an assigned community based rehabilitation specialist (formerly PSR). CBRS offers a wide range of skill-building services to adults recovering from a severe and persistent mental illness. Participants work one-on-one with a CBRS worker both in their homes and in the community to enhance skills needed to reduce the impact their mental illness has on their life. Our treatment plans are guided by the participant’s goals. Not only do we believe that everyone has the right to lead a successful, fulfilling life, we believe that everyone has the right to self-determination and to choose what outcomes they want from services. A CBRS worker may work with a participant in areas including:
- Symptom management
- Communication and social skills
- Staying healthy
- Maintaining supportive relationships
- Many other skills necessary to lead a full life
A recipient generally meets with their CBRS worker on a weekly basis. Plans can be amended to meet more or less frequently based on the individual needs of the recipient.
Accessing basic resources such as food, housing, medical care, and financial support may present challenges to people with psychiatric disabilities. Our Case Managers help participants navigate the sometimes overwhelming process of locating, applying for, and coordinating resources. Case Managers partner with service recipients to get their basic needs met. Examples of community resources include:
- Employment or public assistance
In addition, Case Managers also support recipients’ efforts to achieve their full potential by linking them to resources such as:
- Volunteer opportunities
- Vocational rehabilitation
- Social security plans for achieving self-sufficiency
- Mutual support groups
- Other opportunities for recovery and integration
In order to receive Case Management Services, participants need to meet the respective eligibility guidelines of third party payers.
Community-Based Individual Psychotherapy
For participants whose disability interferes with their ability to access the office for appointments, we may be able to provide individual therapy in the participant’s place of residence. Our qualified therapists will work with participants to identify their goals and tailor sessions to meet their needs.
Peer Support Services
Peer Support Specialists are individuals who have lived mental health experience and are in a place of stability and recovery. Peer specialists complete a certification program in order to provide services to participants struggling with mental health and/or substance use concerns. Peer Specialists use their experience to provide hope, encouragement, and support to participants in order to move forward in their own recovery. Peer support services address the following:
- Interpersonal relations
- Symptom management
- Relapse prevention
- Wellness recovery action plan
- Community engagement
- Maintaining support