Community Based Services

Community Based Services are available for adults and/or children who receive Idaho Medicaid and are in need of increased mental health support.    

 

Community Based Rehabilitative Services (CBRS) 

CBRS Services are focused on enhancing the quality of life for persons with mental illness through rehabilitation strategies, equal opportunities, and social inclusion.  

Each individual in CBRS services will develop a personalized recovery plan.  The recovery plan will outline goals related to daily living, social, leisure and recreational skills to function in the community as an equal member of society.  

Individuals that are eligible for CBRS services as outlined by the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare are: 

  • Adults (18+) with Serious Mental Illness (SMI) who have identified functional limitations as a result of a mental illness
  • Children diagnosed with a Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED) who have demonstrated functional impairment as a result of the SED 

We serve by: 

  • Assisting in learning skills necessary to function adaptively in home and community settings working towards independence
  • Assisting in learning skills to manage personal finances, living arrangements, and daily home care duties
  • Training clients in social skills that directly relate to the client's mental illness to improve community functioning 
  • Assisting in learning cognitive skills for problem-solving everyday dilemmas, listening, symptom management, and self-regulation
  • Helping clients to improve communication skills
  • Encouraging clients to self-administer medication as prescribed through verbal prompts to maintain or improve mental health
  • Help client stay connected to mental and physical health services
  • Working with parents/guardians to provide psychoeducation, follow up and support actions that help the child's positive response to the services

Peer Support Services

Peer Support Services is a service that supports clients through sharing experiential knowledge and skills to aid clients in their recovery.  

We serve by: 

  • Encouraging the participant's self determination, hope, insight, and the development of new skills
  • Assisting the client with setting recovery goals, developing a recovery action plan, developing a relapse prevention plan, learning to solve problems and addressing barriers related to recovery
  • Connecting the participant with professional and non-professional recovery resources in the community and helping members navigate the service system in accessing resources independently
  • Helping the participant to decrease isolation and build a community supportive of the member establishing and maintaining recovery

Family Support Services

Family Support Services assists caregivers who provide care for children with mental health diagnoses.  

We serve by: 

  • Assisting caregivers who provide care for children with mental health diagnoses
  • Helping families to strengthen their role as parents through teaching skills and increasing support services
  • Teaching family members how to develop self-advocacy
  • Role modeling behaviors and skills needed for resiliency and coping
  • Helping families to utilize their strengths
  • Teaching caregivers and clients about causes of disorders and about using evidence-based interventions

Our

Jeff Wright, Ph.D., LCPC – Officer/Clinical Director
Jim Grigg, M.S., LCPC, LMFT – Officer
Paige Howard - Community Based Services Program Coorinator
Alicia Su, LCSW
 – Supervisor Community Based Services

Brian Collins
Cherie Hammudeh
Cindy Gomez
Cresta Bogan

Cynthia Cuenca
Diego Estrada
Felisha Hillyard
Janell Brown
Melanie Dossett
Nina Miller
Penny Fisk


Payment Info

Community Based services are offered through Idaho Medicaid.  Authorization from Optum is required prior to services being able to be offered.   Contact us today to schedule an intake appointment.  

Client Forms

Click the links below to download forms

New Client Intake Packet
Release of Information