If a client meets the qualifications for Community Services, they can be referred to our Community Support Services program by a licensed Therapist.
The Community Support Services (CSS) program provides a broad array of community based services and support for residents of Brown, Doniphan, Jackson, and Nemaha Counties who live with a Severe and Persistent Mental Illness. CSS is designed to provide long term support in the community for individuals with Mental Illness.
The purpose of our Mental Health Rehabilitation Services is to assist people in recovering and reclaiming their lives by identifying, securing, and sustaining the range of resources needed to live, work, and play as fully integrated citizens of the communities in which they live. It is based on a set of core principles that in part, value the unique strengths of every individual involved in services.
The best place for CSS services is in the community in which the individual lives and works. Through a community based approach Case Managers are able to directly assist in accessing helpful community resources, teach daily living skills in the living/ working environment, as well as observe and assist in learning coping skills and social skills, needed to develop healthy relationships within the communities in which they live.
The following services are available upon admission to the program :
CSS Transportation – This service is designed to provide transportation, primarily rides to and from KANZA appointments and any other mental health related appointments, when no other transportation options are available.
Education – Many individuals have a desire to return to college, apprenticeships, or complete high school thru GED or School of Success (SOS) after their education was interrupted during the onset of mental illness. Others wish to continue college to enhance their employment opportunities. CSS offers emotional support to those who are in the CSS program who wish to continue their education.
Family Involvement – Mental Illness impacts more than just the person with a diagnosis, it also affects their loved ones. Research indicates that family psycho-education reduces family stress and strain and helps to improve the lives of people living with serious mental illness. CSS actively collaborates with local groups who provide support to families. Our staff attempts to engage consumers’ loved ones in various stages of the recovery process, and to enhance their understanding of the family’s experience.