Minnesota Department of Human Services Direct Care and Treatment Community, Residential and Vocational Services
Community Support Program
Northeast Community Support Services (CSS)
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Offers adult mental health support services to those living with a serious mental illness, such as connection to resources and organized activities
Community Support Services (CSS) strengthen the community living of people with clinically complex challenges, through initiating and guiding innovative behavioral supports, building collaborative support networks and advocating for person-centered approaches.
Nine CSS teams located throughout the state serve clients locally with the ability to use statewide CSS resources.
Provides services statewide, including:
* Individual homes
* Group living settings
* Hospitals and long-term care facilities
* Work sites and schools
* Department of Human Services (DHS) facilities
Goal-oriented assessments and plans to address:
* Person-centered planning using a variety of tools
* Challenging behavior
* Sensory needs
* Environmental factors and needs
Consultation (formal and informal):
- Person-centered supports
- Positive behavioral support strategies
- Psychiatric recovery
- Health issues impacting behavior
- Medication-related issues
- Data collection and analysis
- Co-occurring substance abuse
- Support network development
- Resource options (services or housing)
* On-site training:
- Positive Behavior Support (PBS)
- Therapeutic intervention and personal safety techniques
- Person-centered thinking and planning
- Mental health issues and interventions
- Dementia, aging and health issues
- Sensory processing and strategies
- Direct support staff mentoring and coaching
- Other topics as requested
* Organization development:
- Assessment of current structures
- Recommendations to enhance organizational performance
* Transitional support:
- Service coordination to enhance continuity of support between settings or service providers
Minnesota State Operated Community Services (MSOCS) are services run directly by the state of Minnesota. MSOCS provides residential and vocational support services for people with disabilities.
Client Information and Specialization
- Brain Injury (BI)
- Mental health
- Older adults with disabilities
- People with developmental disabilities
- State of Minnesota
- Community Access for Disability Inclusion Waiver (CADI)
- Developmental Disabilities Waiver (DD)
- Private pay
Serves Individuals with multiple barriers to successful community living related to:
* Developmental and intellectual disabilities
* Serious and persistent mental illness
* Aging and related issues (including dementia, Alzheimer's)
* Brain injury
Contact the Community Support Services (CSS) site for your area.
Forensic CSS - (612) 325-8101
Synergy CSS - (651) 431-5188
Services are funded through a variety of sources, including:
* Developmental Disability (DD), Community Access for Disability Inclusion (CADI) Waiver, and Brain Injury (BI) waivers
* Private pay
* Organizational contracts
* State appropriation
Contact Community Support Services (CSS) to discuss funding options for specific services.
Carlton, Cook, Lake, and St. Louis County
- Brainerd Community Support Services (CSS) Call for location, MN
- Forensic Community Support Services
- Metro Community Support Services (CSS) Call for location, MN
- Northwest Community Support Services (NWCSS) Call for location, MN
- Region 10 Community Support Services (CSS) - Southeastern MN Call for location, MN
- Region 7E Community Support Services (CSS) - Central Eastern MN Call for location, MN
- Southern Community Support Services (CSS) Call for location, MN
- Synergy Community Support Services
Other Services or resources
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RP-6400.8000-660.15Clubhouse Model Psychiatric Rehabilitation Definition
Voluntary, person-centered membership programs for people with a history of mental illness that offer social, recreational, prevocational and vocational rehabilitation services within the context of a supportive and structured environment where members can be involved in meaningful activities which help them regain a sense of self-worth, purpose and confidence and enhance their ability to sustain independent living. Members establish their own schedules within an ordered day, choose the activities they will regularly participate in, and are actively engaged and supported by staff and other members in the activities and tasks they have chosen. Services provided through the group experience of the ordered day include a wide array of skill development activities and training designed to assist the member to gain control of debilitative aspects of their illness, acquire personal and social competencies, and establish and navigate environmental support systems. Also included are clubhouse model programs for other populations such as people with brain injuries.
RR-8800.6500Psychiatric Resocialization Definition
Programs that provide social and recreational activities for people who are recovering from mental illness to help them gain confidence and readjust to living and/or working in the community.
TO-6000Organizational Consultation/Technical Assistance Definition
Programs that assess the needs of nonprofit organizations, small businesses, government organizations and other groups and offer information, guidance and problem solving assistance regarding specific approaches that management and program staff can use to solve targeted problems and achieve stated goals and objectives. Consultants may help their clients diagnose organizational strengths and weaknesses, serve as experts in a particular area, identify best practices and mechanisms for disseminating them, facilitate processes in which staff of the organization consider a problem and define the solution, serve as a "coach" who helps staff discover and utilize their own experience and expertise to reach decisions, and/or take on specific work within the organization as an "extra pair of hands" augmenting available staff.
YB-9000Young Adults Definition
Individuals who are generally between the ages of 18 and 25 depending on the ages that specific programs use for qualification.
YF-5000.1100Chronic/Severe Mental Illness Definition
A number of mental or emotional conditions of a seriously debilitating nature which progress or do not respond positively to treatment over a period of time and which require adjustments on the part of the individual and his or her significant others, or long-term medication, to make daily functioning possible.