Mental Health Support

Second Chances Youth Services Mental Health Support services will serve adults ages 18 and older who demonstrate a clinical necessity arising from a conditions due to mental, substance abuse, behavioral, or emotional illnesses that results in significant functional impairments in major life activities. Typically, these individuals have been involved or currently involved with other multiple agencies such as juvenile justice, social services or mental health.

The Mental Health Community Support Services (MHCSS) is a rehabilitative and support service for individuals with diagnosis consistent with a serious and persistent mental illness. MHCSS provide direct rehabilitation and support to individuals in the community with the intention of supporting the individual to maintain stable community living, and prevent admission to higher levels of care. Specific services offered are:

Admission Criteria

  1. Clients must present with a condition due to mental, behavioral, or emotional illness that results in significant functional impairments in major life activities.
  2. Individuals must meet at least two (2) of the following criteria on a continuing or intermittent basis:
    • Have difficulty in establishing or maintaining normal interpersonal relationships to such a degree that they are at risk of hospitalization, homelessness, or isolated from social supports.
    • Exhibit such inappropriate behavior that repeated interventions by the mental health, social services, or judicial system are necessary.
    • Exhibit difficulty in cognitive ability such that they are unable to recognize personal danger or recognize significantly inappropriate social behavior.
    • Require help in basic living skills, such as maintaining personal hygiene, preparing food and maintain adequate nutrition, or managing finances to such a degree that health or safety is jeopardized.
  3. Individuals may have a dual diagnosis of either mental illness and intellectual disability or mental illness and substance abuse disorder

Mental Health Referral Form

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