The agency provides a wide range of non-treatment psychosocial supports that complement formal treatment services. These include:
• Targeted Case Management (TCM) - Targeted Case Management services include a range of Medical Assistance-funded activities for consumers with psychiatric disabilities that have resulted in significant levels of functional impairment. This type of service assists members and families with service coordination, linkage to resources or other needed services and mental health advocacy. The case manager is responsible for coordination of care between providers, identification of community supports, help link members to alternative services, schedule appropriate ISPT meetings
a. Intensive Case Management (ICM) - An ICM can link individuals and families to services, identify appropriate supports/resources including both mental health and educational settings, can aid in transportation to and from medical/psychiatric appointments and identify community supports as well as medication monitoring/compliance. Consumers involved with an ICM have access to 24-hour on-call ICM to assist in a mental health crisis.
b. Resource Coordination (RC) - This individual helps to link families to services, identify appropriate supports/resources including both mental health and educational settings, can aid in transportation to and from medical/psychiatric appointments and identify community supports.
• Supported Living - The Supported Living program works with individuals with serious mental illness who are incapable of maintaining their own housing without significant external supports. Target groups include clients transitioning from CRR’s; clients in need of stable housing referred by case management; and clients living with family members who wish to transition to independent living.
• Supported Employment - The Supported Employment Program provides services to contracting county residents with a psychiatric disability and who have met the eligibility requirements for the county MH services and who desire competitive employment and demonstrate a capacity to pursue employment.
• In-Home Life Skill Support - Mental Health Family Support program provides mobile life skills services to families in which at least one family member has a primary diagnosis of mental illness, and in which the mental health needs have put significant strains on the parent’s ability to parent and effectively manage household functions such as housing, budgeting and ensuring that health needs are met.
• Abuser Intervention – The Abuser Intervention program conducts groups which provide domestic violence perpetrators with information and practical tools to change individual values and beliefs which support the use of violence and other abusive, controlling behaviors.
• Individual Development Account (IDA) Program - An Individual Development Account (IDA) is a matched-savings program that enables low-income families to save money for the purchase of a home, post-secondary education or training or to start a business. Participants in the program learn principles in financial saving so that they can develop a personal savings plan. The program matches each participant’s savings on a 3:1 ratio.
• Family Visitation Center services include monitored child-custody exchanges and supervised visitation, both of which can encourage healthy parent-child relationships while ensuring the safety of the parents and their children. Monitored exchange services provide a safe and secure location for dropping-off and picking-up children before and after visits. This service can, in many cases, decrease the chance of an angry exchange or the likelihood of inappropriate behavior in front of children. In turn, fewer angry moments between parents and around children helps to preserve and promote healthy relationships for the future.