Community Support Programs (CSP) provide coordinated care for individuals living with severe and persistent mental illness who are having difficulty coping with the ordinary demands of life. Through intensive case-management, participants are able to live independently in their community.
CSP seeks to help participants:
The central focus of CSP is to facilitate the recovery process and personal growth of each participant.
La Crosse County
1707 Main Street
La Crosse, WI 54601
409 County Road R
Black River Falls, WI 54615
1321 N Main Street
Viroqua, WI 54614
CSP includes a comprehensive array of services based on the needs of the individual and incorporate self-help and other approaches that allow participants to retain the greatest possible control over their own lives.
Services are provided by a team consisting of a case manager, psychiatrist, nurse, mental health technician, and peer support specialist.
Each participant has access to a Peer Support Specialist, an individual also recovering from a mental illness who has been specially trained to help others through the recovery process. Peer Support Specialists model effective coping techniques and self-help strategies based on their own recovery experience. They offer an expertise that professional training cannot replace.
Referrals must come from the local county department of human services. Participation in CSP is voluntary unless committed through a court order. There is no cost to participate.