Community Support Services

Our Team

Our team of compassionate professionals includes mental health case managers, peer support specialists, and chemical dependency professionals. Each of our staff holds a professional credential issued by the Washington State Department of Health. The CSS team helps clients reach their goals through coaching, advocacy and assistance in navigating community systems.

Case Managers provide a range of services on site and in the community to assist adults in attaining the goals established in their Individual Treatment Plans, including:

  • Collaborate and coordinate with Crisis Intervention Team
  • Coordinate services with other agencies and to assist clients in their health and human service needs, such as food, shelter, clothing and transportation.
  • Teach skills such as problem solving, goal setting, symptom management, communication, social skills, and how to access community resources.
  • Communicate with hospital personnel to facilitate discharge of clients and return to community.
  • Coordinate care with psychiatric medication providers.

A Peer Support Specialist is a person who has progressed in their own recovery from alcohol or other drug abuse or mental health condition and is willing to self-identify as a peer and work to assist other individuals with chemical dependency or a mental disorder. Because of their life experience, peer support specialists have expertise that professional training cannot replicate. Tasks performed by peer support specialists may include:

  • Assisting their peers in articulating their goals for recovery
  • Learning and practicing new skills
  • Helping clients monitor their progress
  • Modeling effective coping techniques and self-help strategies based on the specialist’s own recovery experience
  • Supporting clients in advocating for themselves to obtain effective services.

Chemical Dependency Professionals provide a range of services depending on the program they work with. Our CDP’s provide Level One Substance Use Disorder treatment. This service aims to assist alcohol and drug-addicted people to achieve and maintain abstinence from mood-altering substances and to develop independent support systems. Level One SUD treatment may include:

  • Assessment and diagnosis of a substance use disorder
  • Treatment planning and referral
  • Patient and family education in the disease of chemical dependency
  • Individual and group counseling with alcohol and drug-addicted people
  • Relapse prevention counseling