Community Support

Community Support is a recovery oriented, person centered and trauma informed program whose purpose is to help individuals obtain the services available and assist in the skill-building necessary to aid them in living as independently as possible in their community of choice.

The individual will receive resources, information and assistance related to:

  1. Thinking and reasoning / problem solving
  2. Finding adequate, affordable housing
  3. Assessing health needs
  4. Applying for benefits (SSI, Medicaid, Disability)
  5. Managing money / budgeting
  6. Improving dress and appearance
  7. Scheduling and attending appointments
  8. Education and prevention information
  9. Communicating needs to providers and family members
  10. Independent living skills

This program is designed to provide services to individuals who are diagnosed with a severe and persistent mental illness. To be admitted to the Community Support Services Program, an individual must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be at least 19 years of age.
  • Have a diagnosis or be willing to receive diagnosis of a severe and persistent mental illness.
  • Be a resident of Panhandle.
  • Not reside in a nursing home or rehab facility.
  • Meet financial eligibility guidelines. (This is a no-cost to consumer program and consumers will not be charged for services)
  • Consumers usually participate in the Community Support Services Program for a period of 6 to 24 months.

WCHR's Community Support (CS) program is funded through the Nebraska Division of Behavioral Health and Nebraska Medicaid. Consumers are not charged for this program.

Services are provided for the consumer in the consumers' home or place of choice. Normal work hours are from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday. A CS worker can be contacted during the evening and/or weekends only in the case of an emergency

Any interested individual can refer themselves or refer another person. The Director of Human Services contacts all individuals referred within two business days of receiving the referral. WCHR welcomes referrals from other providers, agencies, and organizations.

Services are provided in Dawes, Box Butte, Sheridan, and Sioux Counties. Call 308.747.2747 or 800.717.1231 if you are interested in the program.