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Behavioral Health Services
Comprehensive Community Services (CCS) is a Service Facilitation model designed for both children and adults with either a mental health disorders and/or substance abuse disorders. Services provided under CCS are available to individuals on medical assistance and determined eligible through a comprehensive assessment. Services are individually determined through the assessment and service planning process.
Possible services include:
- Service Facilitation
- Community Skills Development & Enhancement
- Communication & Interpersonal Skills Training
- Recovery Education & Illness Management
- Counseling/ Therapy
- Employment Training
- Peer Support
- AODA Services
If you are interested in learning more about the CCS Program, eligibility and/or to apply, please contact the Intake Worker at 608-685-4412.
Buffalo County offers Emergency Mental Health Services (EMH) in collaboration with Northwest Connections and law enforcement. Services are available 24 hours a day/ 7 days per week for individuals experiencing a mental health crisis or in a situation which is likely to develop into a crisis if supports are not provided.
- Telephone: Buffalo County contracts with Northwest Connections for telephone crisis services. The goal of this service is to provide callers with information, support, assessment, intervention and response planning.
- Mobile Response: Buffalo County provides mobile response upon request of Northwest Connections. The goal of this service is to provide onsite intervention, assessment and response planning.
- Crisis Linkage and Follow-up: Is provided by Buffalo County following incidents of crisis. The goal of this service is to assist individuals following a crisis by linking to resources.
If you or someone you know is in crisis, please call 888-552-6642 to reach the crisis line.
If it’s an Emergency, call 911.
Coordinated Services Team (CST) is a wraparound model of care for children with behavior health issues between 0-18 years of age. CST is targeted to children that are involved in two or more systems of care (such as mental health, long-term care, juvenile justice, child welfare, substance abuse or special education) and who have complex needs.
Guiding Principles of CST
- Family and team members are voluntary
- Services are focused on the child and based on strengths and needs
- Collaboration across systems
- Services are children and family focused.
- Teams meet on a regular basis
- Teams work on a full range of life needs that could affect the child and family
- Families build natural and formal supports
- Teams are flexible, care is unconditional and goals are outcome oriented.
- Teams celebrate success.
If you are interested in learning more about the CST Program, eligibility and/or to apply, please contact the Intake Worker at 608-685-4412.
Health & Human Services
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407 S. 2nd St.
Alma, WI 54610
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P.O. Box 517
Alma, WI 54610
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