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Comprehensive Community Services

Clinical Services provides treatment in the community to people who cope with mental illness and/or substance abuse that impact their ability to function. Comprehensive Community Services (CCS) provide psychosocial rehabilitation in the community to assist individuals in reducing the effects of a mental or substance use disorder and return to their best possible level of functioning. Consumers must qualify for Medicaid and meet eligibility for services based upon the State approved functional screen for mental health and substance abuse in order to receive these services.

CCS is certified by the State Department of Health Services and focus on recovery and supporting individuals to overcome barriers caused by mental health symptoms so they can improve functioning and pursue their hopes and dreams. CCS services to adults are provided through the Clinical Services unit. CCS is also available to children through the Children's Services Unit.

Information on scheduling an Appointment

Recovery Team and Recovery Plans

A Recovery Team is formed to support the consumer in his or her recovery. Team members include the consumer, his or her treatment providers and any other individuals that the consumer chooses who will support his or her goals. The team develops a Recovery Plan that outlines objectives and interventions to assist the consumer in removing barriers and achieving his or her goals. Services provided may include a variety of treatment and psychosocial rehabilitative services based upon the individual needs of each consumer. The Recovery Plan is reviewed regularly to track progress and make necessary updates.

CCS Brochure - Adult       CCS Brochure - Children       DHS CCS Website

Areas in which Comprehensive Community Services may provide assistance

Daily Activities
  • Grocery shopping and cooking
  • Purchasing and caring for clothing
  • Using transportation
Family Life
  • Crisis Management
  • Counseling and psychoeducation for family members
  • Coordination with child welfare and family service agencies
  • Supporting people in carrying out their role as parents
Housing Assistance
  • Finding suitable housing
  • Helping negotiate leases and pay rent
  • Purchasing and repairing household items
  • Developing relationships with landlords
  • Improving housekeeping skills
Employment Assistance
  • Employment and education assessment
  • Work-related symptom and crisis management
  • On-site employment support
Financial Management
  • Planning a budget
  • Troubleshooting financial problems, e.g., disability payments
  • Assisting with bills
  • Increasing independence in money management
Counseling
  • Oriented toward problem solving
  • Built into all activities
  • Goals addressed by all team members
  • Includes development of illness management skills
Health
  • Education to prevent health problems
  • Medical screening
  • Scheduling routine visits
  • Linking people with medical providers for acute care
  • Sex education and counseling on reproductive health
Medication Support
  • Ordering medications from pharmacies
  • Delivering medications, if needed
  • Educating consumers about medications
  • Reminding individuals to take medications
  • Monitoring side effects
  • Work Opportunities
  • Educating empowers about serious mental illness
  • Help preparing for employment
  • Help finding and keeping employment
  • Employment support
Entitlements
  • Assisting with applications
  • Accompanying consumer to entitlement office
  • Managing food stamps if needed
  • Assisting with redetermination of benefits
Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Substance abuse treatment provided directly by team members

Recovery is a journey of healing and transformation enabling a person coping with mental illness or addiction to live a meaningful life in a community of his or her choice while striving to achieve his or her full potential. There are effective treatments for mental illnesses and addiction.
Recovery is possible for everyone!
For Emergency Services:
Weekdays 8am-5pm
608-647-8821
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Afterhours
Weekdays after 5pm, Weekends, and Holidays
Contact Northwest Connections for concerns involving suicide, mental health, addiction and other crisis situations to speak with a crisis professional.
888-552-6642
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Contact the Richland County Sheriff's Department for concerns involving child abuse or neglect to request the Children's Services On-Call Worker.
608-647-2106
Office Hours:
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday Evenings by Appointment
Office Location:
221 W. Seminary Street
Richland Center, WI 53581
Phone: 608-647-8821
Fax: 608-647-6611
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