The Community Support Program (CSP) is a coordinated care and treatment program which provides a range of treatment, rehabilitation, and support services through an identified treatment program and staff to ensure ongoing therapeutic involvement, individualized treatment, rehabilitation, and support services. This program provides services to citizens who have a diagnosed, serious mental illness, such as schizophrenia, bi-polar illness or major depression. The goal of CSP is to enhance the recovery and functioning of individuals with serious mental illness.

CSP is based on the value of recovery and person centered care. The program uses the Federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) definition of recovery to guide our work: "A process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential".

There are four major dimensions that support a life in recovery:

Overcoming or managing one's disease(s) or symptoms (for example: abstaining from use of alcohol, illicit drugs, and non-prescribed medications if one has an addiction problem) and for everyone in recovery, making informed, healthy choices that support physical and emotional wellbeing.

A stable and safe place to live

Meaningful daily activities (such as a job, school, volunteering, family caretaking, or creative endeavors) and the independence, income and resources to participate in society.

Relationships and social networks that provide support, friendship, love and hope.

The objectives of the Community Support Program (CSP) are as follows:

Assist individuals who have had psychiatric hospitalizations, in establishing and maintaining adequate functioning in the community.

  • Minimize psychiatric re-hospitalization of these individuals.
  • Achieve a higher level of housing stability.
  • Coordinate the involvement of agencies and key community individuals to provide the necessary level of service for the client.
  • Develop and increase the individual's potential for independent and family living, employment, or academic success and self-sufficiency.

Other Resources

Treatment Court Information on Mental Health Court

For more information about the Community Support Program, please contact the Department of Human Services Access Unit at (715) 839-7118.