Community Support Team

Providing innovative care for those living with substance use and mental health challenges through a team approach

SouthLight’s Community Support Team offers an intensive, community based team approach to individuals with complex treatment needs who have a primary Mental Health and/or Substance Use diagnosis. CST increases an individual’s ability to live successfully in the community.

CST assists individuals with:

  • Skill development of interpersonal, community, coping and independent living skills
  • Symptom management
  • Psychoeducation
  • Crisis intervention
  • Community integration
  • Coordination of care

What to Expect

  • Up to 6 months of In-Home/Community services
  • Face-to-face contacts each week
  • Access to first responder crisis response and interventions
  • Structured Team approach to therapeutic services
  • Linkage to community resources

The Team

Team members combine their unique skills to collaboratively support individuals in the ongoing
development, implementation and revision of their Person-Centered Plans. Each team has four members: Team Lead, Substance Use Professional, Qualified Professional or Associate Professional, and Certified Peer Support Specialist.

Expected Outcomes Include

  • Improved overall quality of life
  • Decrease frequency or intensity of crisis episodes
  • Improved community interaction
  • Increased ability to live as independently as possible
  • Increased identification and management of triggers, cues and symptoms
  • Increased coping and social skills
  • Increased ability to maintain stable living environment
  • Decreased criminal justice involvement
  • Decreased number of individuals experiencing homelessness

Who Qualifies?

Individuals with Medicaid and state funding that are 18 years of age or older with a primary mental health and/or substance use disorder. Individuals must meet eligibility criteria as outlined by the Community Support Team service definition.


  • Wake County

More Information

  • Care for: Adults with mental health and/or substance use diagnoses who meet eligibility requirements set forth by the service definition
  • Ages: 18 & Up
  • Duration: Averages 6 months
  •  Insurances:
    • Medicaid
    • State funding


To schedule an appointment, please contact our Community Support Team