Special Populations: Mental and Substance Abuse

Special Populations program is designed to support consumers to develop independent and community living skills and prevent the need for a higher level of care. Services are designed for consumers with a high rate of inpatient use, including consumers with co-occurring disorders.

To be eligible for Special Populations, an individual must:

  • Be an adult with a serious mental illness, including consumers with dual diagnosis.
  • Have symptoms and functional deficits related to the primary diagnosis.
  • Have presence of functional deficits in two or three functional areas:
  • Vocational/Education, Social Skills, and Activities of Daily Living.
  • Reasonably be expected to benefit from mental health/substance use disorder services at this level.

Special Populations program is designed to support consumers to develop independent and community living skills and prevent the need for a higher level of care. Services are designed for consumers with a high rate of inpatient use, including consumers with co-occurring disorders.

To be eligible for Special Populations, an individual must:

  • Be an adult with a serious mental illness, including consumers with dual diagnosis.
  • Have symptoms and functional deficits related to the primary diagnosis.
  • Have presence of functional deficits in two or three functional areas:
  • Vocational/Education, Social Skills, and Activities of Daily Living.
  • Reasonably be expected to benefit from mental health/substance use disorder services at this level.