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Community Support Program

The Community Support Program (CSP) is an assertive community based treatment program, staffed by a multidisciplinary team that assists adults with serious and persistent mental illness to live as independently as possible in the community.

Call 262-741-3200 or call toll free at 800-365-1587 and ask to speak with the Supervisor of Community Support.

Admission Criteria

·         Must be over the age of 18

·         Have Medicaid

·         Have a qualifying diagnosis of a chronic mental illness (i.e., Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, etc.)

·         Have a significant risk of either continuing in a pattern of institutionalization or living in a severely dysfunctional way if CSP services are not provided

·         Impairment in one or more of the following functional areas:

o   Vocational, education, or homemaking

o   Social, interpersonal, or community functioning

o   Self-care or independent living

·         There have been consistent and extensive efforts to treat the individual (such efforts have persisted for at least a year, except in unusual circumstances) causing the individuals' condition to move beyond the clinical standards of practice for outpatient services, traditional case management, and / or crisis

Exclusionary Criteria

·         Organic mental disorders (i.e. Dementia, Traumatic Brain Injury, etc.)

·         Mental Retardation

·         Primary diagnosis of drug abuse or dependence

Included Services

  • Medication management, monitoring and education
  • Psychiatry services
  • Community based case management services
  • Positive social opportunities

·         Resource coordination (i.e., housing, establishing a primary care doctor, dental care, obtaining benefits, food, clothing, transportation, etc.)

·         Continuing or completing educational/vocational goals

  • Assistance in learning and accomplishing skills needed to function more independently
  • Assistance with transportation
  • Assessment and treatment planning
  • Weekend and holiday coverage

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