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Adult Community Services

The Community Support Services (CSS) program provides a broad array of services and supports in the community for adults who live in Brown, Doniphan, Jackson, or Nemaha counties whose mental health challenges cause moderate to severe disruption to daily life activities and relationships. CSS services are provided where a person lives, works, goes to school, or socializes. To be eligible for these services, individuals must have an evaluation by a therapist to ensure that they meet criteria. 

Community Support Services

Targeted Case Management –  specialized service supporting adults and their families in navigating the complexities of the mental health care system, accessing community resources, and developing the skills necessary for success. 

Psychiatric Rehabilitation – dedicated to helping individuals with mental health challenges build the skills and confidence needed to lead fulfilling lives. Our team of professionals works closely with each person to focus on their unique strengths and goals within their treatment plan. Through a variety of supportive services, including education, vocational training, social skills development, and community integration, we empower individuals to overcome barriers and achieve greater independence. Our goal is to provide the tools and support necessary for individuals to thrive in their communities and live meaningful, fulfilling lives. 

 

Peer Support Services – offer individuals with mental health challenges the unique opportunity to connect with others who have walked a similar path. Our team of trained peers provides compassionate support, understanding, and encouragement based on their own lived experiences. Whether it's through one-on-one meetings, group sessions, or community events, our peer support services create a safe and welcoming space for individuals to share their journey, learn from others, and build meaningful connections. 

Population served: Ages 18+

 

Additional ACT Services

ACT (Assertive Community Treatment) serves a select group of adult clients aged 18 and above diagnosed with serious mental illness (SMI) or substance use disorders. These individuals experience severe symptoms that significantly impede their ability to live independently within the community. ACT aims to provide comprehensive, community-based support for individuals with severe mental illnesses or substance use disorders. It's designed to offer intensive, individualized services to help people manage their symptoms and live successfully in their communities.​​​

 

 

 

Population served: Ages 18+

 
Mental Health First Aid

Kanza offers Mental Health First Aid training to communities and organizations:

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an 8-hour training course facilitated by certified Kanza staff. The course is designed to provide individuals with the skills they need to help someone who may be experiencing a mental health crisis or developing a mental health problem. 

 

Participants learn the facts and warning signs of mental illness and substance use disorders. Trainees are taught how to apply the 5-step strategy in a variety of situations, such as helping someone through a panic attack, engaging with someone who may be suicidal, or assisting an individual who has overdosed. An important component of the MHFA training is the opportunity to practice the intervention strategy. This simple experience can make it easier to actually apply the knowledge in a real-life situation.

This course may be eligible for continuing education credits for many different professions, such as nurses, educators, human resource professionals, etc. Participants should let the instructor know they would like CEUs.

Benefits

  • Multidisciplinary Team Approach

    • ACT teams consist of various professionals such as social workers, counselors, nurses, housing specialists, and case managers who work collaboratively to provide a wide range of services.

  • Intensive Services

    • The team provides intensive support tailored to the individual's needs, which may include medication management, therapy, substance abuse treatment, housing assistance, and employment support.

  • Community-Based Care:

    • Services are provided in the community rather than in a hospital or clinic setting, promoting integration into the community.

  • Flexible and Ongoing Support:

    • ACT teams offer flexible and ongoing support, including 24/7 availability for crises. They focus on building a trusting relationship with the individual and providing consistent, long-term assistance.

  • Holistic Approach:

    • ACT takes a holistic approach to treatment, addressing not only the individual's mental health symptoms but also their social, vocational, and housing needs to support overall well-being and recovery.

  • Personalized Meeting Locations

    • Treatment may take place in the client’s home, workplace, or out in the community. This approach, allows our team to meet clients where they are, providing support and interventions in familiar environments where clients feel most comfortable and where their challenges may be most apparent

Services

  • Counseling

    • Crisis Intervention

    • Comprehensive Assessment

    • Substance Use Treatment

    • Individual Supportive Therapy

    • Case Management

  • Daily Living

    • Employment Support

    • Housing Support

    • Assistance with Daily Living Activities

    • Transportation Access

    • Intervention with Support Networks

  • Medical Services

    • Illness Management and Recovery Skills

    • Medical Support

    • Medication Prescription, Administration, and Monitoring

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Kanza's Community Support Services foster a supportive and inclusive environment where community members can access essential services, build meaningful connections, and develop the skills necessary to thrive and contribute positively to their community. 

  • Health and Wellness Services - services include personalized nutrition guidance, assistance with managing chronic conditions like diabetes, and accompaniment to doctor appointments. We also offer fitness support, including gym visits and exercise planning.

  • Supported Housing - from assistance with finding suitable housing to ongoing support with daily living skills, our goal is to empower individuals to live independently and thrive in their communities.

  • Supported Employment - dedicated to helping individuals with mental health challenges find and maintain meaningful employment. From resume building and job searching to interview preparation and on-the-job support, we provide personalized assistance every step of the way. 

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