Community Services Programs

Mental Health Agency Licensing Standards;  Community Support -
Community Support Servcie Standards

These standards, in addition to the core standards, are applied to agencies providing community support services for clients with severe and disabling mental illness, and include case management, outreach, assistance in meeting basic needs, direct skill teaching (activities of daily living, social skills, etc.), assistance, consultation, education, advocacy, and supportive counseling. Community support functions include: developing service agreements, participation in hospital discharge meetings, providing personalized support to clients, and participation in crisis intervention and resolution.