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Comprehensive Community Services (CCS) provides psychosocial support and recovery in the community to adults and children who cope with mental illness and/or substance abuse that impacts their ability to function and live independently.

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Guiding Principles

  • Meaningful participation of consumers, their chosen supports systems and/or families, and advocates is critical to successful system design, implementation and on-going quality improvement.
  • Services focus on successful living in communities and provide access to jobs, housing and transportation as well as health, educational, vocational, social, spiritual and recreational resources. They make full use of natural supports.
  • Consumers are empowered to take more control of their lives and are given the resources and skills to be responsible for their actions and decisions.
  • Families of children and adolescents involved in the mental health and substance abuse system are recognized as central partners in the service and recovery process.
  • Treatment and other services are cost effective and efficiently use all available resources, including natural supports, to achieve positive consumer outcomes.
  • The mental health/substance abuse system takes a flexible, creative, and at times non-traditional approach to providing services. Services are comprehensive, culturally relevant and within available resources make every effort to meet the needs of consumers, families and communities.

Recovery Plans and Recovery Teams

CCS assists participants to achieve personal goals, develop support networks and access needed resources. A Recovery Team is formed to support the individual in his or her recovery. Team members include the consumer, his or her service providers and any other individuals that the person chooses who will support his or her goals. The team develops a Recovery Plan that outlines objectives and interventions to assist the person in removing barriers and achieving his or her desired outcomes. Services provided may include a variety of treatment and psychosocial rehabilitative services based upon the individual needs of the person. The Recovery Plan is reviewed regularly to track progress and make necessary updates.

Eligibility

In order to receive these services, participants must qualify for Medicaid and meet eligibility for services based upon the State approved functional screen and comprehensive assessment of psychosocial needs.

A Path to Recovery

Recovery is a journey of healing and transformation enabling a person coping with mental illness and/or addiction to live a meaningful life in a community of his or her choice while striving to achieve his or her full potential.