Community Support

The Community Support program provides Mental Health and Substance Abuse services and is designed to meet the needs of the individual consumer in his/her efforts to live as independently as possible and to help the consumer in his/her efforts to remain as healthy as possible and thereby reduce the frequency and duration of hospitalization and/or relapse.

An individual assessment is completed to identify needs, strengths, abilities and preferences of the individual and used to develop an individualized service plan. Through goal setting and individual support, each person served has access to resources that can enhance their quality of life and ability to function independently. Services are generally provided in the community and/or at the individual’s residence.

To be eligible for Community Support services, an individual must:

  • Be 19 years or older.
  • Be diagnosed with a severe and persistent mental illness, and/or diagnosed with an alcohol and/or substance dependency.
  • Have an IQ of 70 or above.
  • Demonstrate functional impairments which substantially interfere with two or more major life skill areas.

Is there a cost for a person to be in Community Support?
Yes, if the person has Medicaid, we will bill Medicaid for the service, or sliding fee is available through the Division of Behavioral Health.

Who can refer a person to Community Support?
Referrals can be made by anyone, including self-referrals.

How many times will a person in Community Support meet with their care-coordinator?
Contact between a consumer and care-coordinator is based upon need of the person being served and agreed upon between staff and client.

Where will appointments take place at?
Community Support is designed to meet a person in their home, community or their choice of meeting place.

What if a person does not have required diagnosis information for eligibility of Community Support services?
An evaluation or needs assessment will be requested by a licensed clinician to evaluate if eligibility requirements can be met for Community Support services.

Community Support Referral Form

The Community Support program provides Mental Health and Substance Abuse services and is designed to meet the needs of the individual consumer in his/her efforts to live as independently as possible and to help the consumer in his/her efforts to remain as healthy as possible and thereby reduce the frequency and duration of hospitalization and/or relapse.

An individual assessment is completed to identify needs, strengths, abilities and preferences of the individual and used to develop an individualized service plan. Through goal setting and individual support, each person served has access to resources that can enhance their quality of life and ability to function independently. Services are generally provided in the community and/or at the individual’s residence.

To be eligible for Community Support services, an individual must:

  • Be 19 years or older.
  • Be diagnosed with a severe and persistent mental illness, and/or diagnosed with an alcohol and/or substance dependency.
  • Have an IQ of 70 or above.
  • Demonstrate functional impairments which substantially interfere with two or more major life skill areas.

Is there a cost for a person to be in Community Support?
Yes, if the person has Medicaid, we will bill Medicaid for the service, or sliding fee is available through the Division of Behavioral Health.

Who can refer a person to Community Support?
Referrals can be made by anyone, including self-referrals.

How many times will a person in Community Support meet with their care-coordinator?
Contact between a consumer and care-coordinator is based upon need of the person being served and agreed upon between staff and client.

Where will appointments take place at?
Community Support is designed to meet a person in their home, community or their choice of meeting place.

What if a person does not have required diagnosis information for eligibility of Community Support services?
An evaluation or needs assessment will be requested by a licensed clinician to evaluate if eligibility requirements can be met for Community Support services.

Community Support Referral Form