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Department of Behavioral Healthcare Services

Central Intake
A single point of entry for initial intake assessment/evaluation and appropriate referrals for all individuals seeking services.

Emergency Services/Crisis Intervention
Immediate response 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for individuals experiencing significant crisis due to acute mental disabilities or substance abuse disorders.

Crisis Stabilization
Direct care to non-hospitalized persons experiencing an acute crisis of a psychiatric nature that may jeopardize their current community living situation.

Case Management
Service coordination, linkage to benefits and services, and monitoring overall progress for individuals with long-term mental illness, intellectual disabilities, and/or substance abuse disorders.

Detoxification
Short-term, residential or hospital-based services for people with severe medical complications related to withdrawal from addictive substances.

Hospital and Facility Services
Short-term hospitalization for stabilization, longer-term residential support, and liaison with state and local hospitals for discharge planning.

Methadone Treatment
Methadone or other replacement medication maintenance, counseling, and detoxification for adults addicted to opiate-based drugs such as heroin and morphine.

Outpatient Treatment Services
Individual, group, and family therapy with related psychiatric and medication management on an outpatient basis for children, adults and families.

Prevention Services
Information, activities, and trainings in conflict management, mediation, and other life skills that prevent the onset of mental disabilities, substance abuse, HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases.

Early Intervention for Infants and Toddlers
Early intervention services to infants and toddlers who have or are at risk of developmental delays along with supportive services for their families.

Family and Youth Services
Wide array of services to children and adolescents to include case coordination, and intervention and diversion programs for court involved and at-risk youth.

Day Activities
Educational and socialization activities, cultural enrichment, recreational opportunities, prevocational, and comprehensive employment services to individuals with mental health, intellectual disabilities and/or substance abuse disorders.

Supportive Living and Housing
Services to foster independent living that include emergency shelter, foster care, and permanent housing for individuals with mental illness, substance abuse and HIV/AIDS.

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