Crisis services are intended to provide necessary support in emergency situations where an individual is at risk.
Representative Payee Services
Human Supports of Idaho can act as the payee for some recipients who experience difficulty in managing their finances to the extent that they are at risk of losing their ability to meet their basics needs of food and shelter. As a Social Security Administration designated Representative Payee, HSI can assist recipients in ensuring that their basis needs are met. Our goal is to provide training for individuals to develop the skills necessary to eventually become responsible for their own benefits. By participating in financial skills development through Community Based Rehabilitation Services (CBRS) or counseling, individuals may be able to improve their ability to resume management of their finances and save for important purchases. Representative Payee services are provided as an adjunct service to our Community Based Rehabilitation Services (CBRS) program. In order to qualify to receive payee services from Human Supports of Idaho, Inc., participants must be engaged in CBRS services. This service is provided for no fee to eligible participants.
Probono and Sliding Scale Fee Services
As part of Human Support’s mission, we aim to bring hope and stability to all persons regardless of background or experience. It is the policy of Human Supports of Idaho, Inc. to provide essential behavioral health services regardless of the participant’s ability to pay. For participants who are uninsured or underinsured, we can provide probono or sliding scale fee services. Human Supports of Idaho, Inc. will base program eligibility on a person’s ability to pay and will not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, race, sexual orientation, creed, religion, disability, or national origin. The Federal Poverty Guidelines are used in creating and annually updating the sliding fee schedule (SFS) to determine eligibility. Though we would like to assist every individual in a timely manner, we do occasionally have a waiting list for these services. Please contact our office for more information on how to complete a probono/sliding scale application.
Crisis services are available to all participants in our Community Based Rehabilitation, Peer Support, and Case Management programs. A crisis worker is on-call and available after hours, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, including weekends and holidays. The role of the on-call worker is to assess the risk(s) and link the individual to the appropriate resources to resolve the crisis (i.e. law enforcement, Mobile Crisis/Crisis Response Team, child/adult protection, emergency room, etc.).The on-call worker can also provide prompting on effective coping skills, relaxation exercises, and techniques for managing stress and decreasing symptoms. The worker may also make necessary connections to identified supports in the community. In the event of a non-emergent call the worker may refer an individual to contact their assigned staff person the following work day. Crisis services are intended to provide necessary support in emergency situations where an individual is at risk of:
- Loss of income or employment
- Loss of housing or involved in a family disturbance
- Other serious emergency
During our office hours, 9am-5pm, Monday through Friday, we ask that recipients call their Case Manager, Peer Support, or Community Based Rehabilitation worker first in crisis situations. After hours, an on-call worker is available to assist recipients in a crisis situation.
Human Supports is an approved site for master’s level social work or counseling interns. If you are interested in gaining experience serving an underserved population and enhancing your clinical knowledge, please submit your resume and cover letter explaining your interest in the position. Case management, peer support, and administrative internships may also be available for undergraduate students.