Assertive Engagement – Assertive Engagement is a way of working with adults who have severe or serious mental illness and/or addictive disorder and who do not effectively engage with treatment services. Assertive engagement is a critical element of the rehabilitation and recovery model as it allows flexibility to meet the consumers’ particular needs in their own environment or current location (i.e., hospitals, jail, shelters, streets, etc.). It is designed as a short-term engagement service targeted to populations or specific consumer circumstances that prevent the individual from fully participating in needed care for mental health or addiction issues.
Community Support Team – Community Support Team is a six-month home/community based mental health/substance abuse treatment service that uses evidenced based treatment modalities in combination with case management, support, and skill building for those who need more support than traditional outpatient therapy can provide. This team service includes a variety of interventions that are delivered by the CST staff, who maintain contact and intervene as one organized unit. The team provides on-call crisis response 24/7/365.
Family Centered Treatment – Family Centered Treatment is an evidence-based model of home-based treatment for at risk youth and families. This program works collaboratively with the family unit to promote overall and sustainable growth, health, and family cohesion through the use of specific and individualized interventions.
Homeless Engagement – The goal of the Homeless Engagement Team is to provide people experiencing homelessness, (many who are unsheltered, living in camps, or on the streets) with items to meet basic needs such as socks, tents, sleeping bags, water, help getting an ID, making referrals to local support systems, and to develop trust and a relationship through these services. The larger, longer term goal is to engage these individuals in behavioral healthcare, substance abuse treatment, and/or primary care services, as warranted.
Peer Support Program – Peer Support is an individualized, recovery-focused approach that promotes the development of wellness self-management, personal recovery, natural supports, coping skills, and self-advocacy skills. Peer Support is provided by NC Certified Peer Support Specialists (CPSS)
SOAR – The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) programs provide cash assistance to individuals who have disabilities that limit work. Although people who are homeless have a particular urgent need for this kind of assistance, they are much less likely to be approved for benefits compared to other applicants. The SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery (SOAR) initiative aims to improve access to these critical benefits for people who are homeless, using a multi-pronged strategy to mitigate the most common challenges they face when applying for SSI/SSDI.
For more information on Community Intervention and Crisis Services, call Jessica Vetreno, Director of Community Intervention and Crisis Services at (919) 787-6131 Ext. 1109