SCLHSA provides financial compensation to partnering community agencies for services in the community setting. These services are provided to clients who need support in addition to the services they receive through SCLHSA’s Outpatient Treatment Program. Service delivery and frequency varies based on the assessment of the client’s individualized needs.
Functional Family Therapy (FFT)– SCLHSA partners with Options for Independence to provide Functional Family Therapy. FFT is a best practice/family-based approach to providing treatment to youth between the ages of 10-18 who are exhibiting behaviors. Its purpose is to foster resilience and ultimately decrease incidents of disruptive behavior for youth. FFT goals include the reduction of intense/negative behavioral patterns, improvement of family communication, parenting practices and problem solving skills and increase the family’s ability to access community resources. The program usually lasts 3-4 months.
Multisystemic Therapy (MST)- SCLHSA partners with Options for Independence to provide Multisystemic Therapy services, which is an intensive family and community-based treatment that addresses the multiple determinants of serious antisocial behavior in juvenile offenders. This program provides support and skill building. The target population is youth 11-17 years old who have had multiple legal offenses. The average length of treatment is 3-5 months.
Community Psychiatric Support and Treatment (CPST)– SCLHSA partners with Options for Independence and Gulf Coast Social Services to provide Community Psychiatric Support and Treatment services, which are goal-directed supports and solution-focused interventions intended to achieve identified goals or objectives as set forth in the individual’s treatment plan. CPST is a face-to-face intervention with the individual present; however, family or other collaterals may also be involved. All services are conducted in the community where the individual lives, attended school and socializes.
Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services (PSR)– SCLHSA partners with Options for Independence and Gulf Coast Social Services to provide Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services, which are designed to assist the individual with compensating for functional deficits and interpersonal and/or environmental barriers associated with their mental illness. The goal of this program is to implement learned skills so that the individual can remain in a natural community location while also assisting the individual with effectively responding to or avoiding identified precursors or triggers that result in functional impairments.
Transitional Living Center (TLC)– SCLHSA partners with START Corporation to provide temporary residential living for clients with behavioral health conditions. Rental is $250 a month for a TLC unit and clients can usually stay for up to 3 months. Clients will receive case management to link them to community resources for integration into permanent housing.
Opportunity Center– SCLHSA partners with START Corporation for this service. The Opportunity Center provides social interaction, Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) sessions, Whole Health Plans, housing and employment information and group discussions regarding diagnosis and linkage to community resources. The Opportunity Center will also provide daily meals that clients can purchase for $1.00.
Personal Care Attendant (PCA)– SCLHSA partners with Gulf Coast Social Services to provide this service which is for clients who are functionally unable to maintain a learned skill for medication management, self-care, grocery shopping, maintaining their home, etc. The expected outcome of this service is to be able to keep clients home with supports and to reduce the need for hospitalization.
Transportation Services– SCLHSA provides to public transportation and other transportation resources. SCLHSA partners with Bergeron-Mobile Health Services to assist clients in keeping their behavioral health appointments.