Additional services for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD)

Crisis residential treatment. A short term overnight treatment—including psychiatric services, therapeutic support, medication management, behavioral services, and more—at a facility for one to two weeks. The goal: to provide less intensive treatment by addressing behavioral or mental impairments in the community and to prevent a trip to a hospital psychiatric facility or reduce the time spent there. 

Nursing facility assessment. Screening for clients with mental health or developmental disabilities seeking admission to nursing facilities. WCCMH staff provide consultation to aging and medically fragile persons and their support systems. The goal: to maintain the person’s highest level of functioning in the least restrictive environment.

Residential services. Overnight treatments at a facility, which can include mental health counseling. The goal: to help individuals succeed in less intensive treatment by addressing behavioral or mental impairments while in residence. 

Substance use assessments. A face-to-face assessment to identify client recovery needs and develop an individualized treatment plan. 

Specialized residential treatment. Staff work with group home settings to provide behavioral health care and support to consumers who meet criteria for this level of care. Specialized residential settings are licensed Adult Foster Care settings working under an enhanced license to provide a specialized service to individuals with a mental illness and/or developmental disability. They are also contracted with WCCMH to provide this enhanced service.

Supported employment. Community Mental Health staff support patients as they prepare to apply for and sustain employment. Staff may help clients identify job opportunities and build job-related skills.