Specialized Treatment Programs & Services

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Assertive Community Treatment

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is a way of providing many types of service to people with very serious mental illnesses. ACT teams provide services directly to people in their community. People who get ACT services receive the round-the-clock staffing of a psychiatric unit, but within the comfort of their own home and community. ACT team members are trained in the areas of psychiatry, social work, nursing, substance use disorders, and supported employment so they have the skills they need to meet the many needs of the people they serve. The ACT team provides these services 24 hours a day, seven days a week, each day of the year.  For more information visit: Assertive Community Treatment.

Emergency Room Enhancement

Health care professionals throughout Missouri have seen an increase in the number of individuals seeking help for behavioral health concerns in hospital emergency departments (EDs), where they are often stabilized and released or discharged without being offered assistance in obtaining preventative follow-up care within their community. This practice leads to an increase of return ED visits among this high-utilizing population.  For more information visit: Emergency Room Enhancement Program.

Healthcare Home

Missouri's CMHC Healthcare Homes (HCH) are designed to integrate care for chronic health conditions into the CMHC setting. The CMHC HCHs assist individuals in accessing needed health services and supports, in learning to manage their health conditions, and in improving individuals’ general health by monitoring health conditions, healthcare needs and intervening when health conditions are not properly controlled or managed.  For more information visit: CMHC Healthcare Homes.

Recovery Support Services

Recovery support programs offer services such as care coordination, recovery coaching, spiritual counseling, group support, recovery housing and transportation, before, during, after, and in coordination with other substance use disorder service providers.  For more information visit: Recovery Support Services.

Employment Services

The opportunity to work should be open to everyone served by the Division, despite recent substance use, hospitalizations, clinical diagnosis or mental health symptoms.  Individuals with substance use, mental health disorders and/or criminal justice backgrounds have strengths, talents and abilities that are frequently overlooked. The Division seeks to integrate clinical and vocational supported employment services though state-wide partnerships with the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, agencies providing employment programs, community mental health centers, ADA providers and state-operated facilities. The goal is to help individuals who are interested in employment, participate in the competitive labor market, hired to do a job of their preference, with the appropriate level of professional help needed to be successful.  For more information visit: Employment Services.

Peer Support Services

Peer support services are delivered by individuals who have been successful in recovery from mental and/or substance use disorders who help others experiencing similar situations. Through shared understanding, respect, and mutual empowerment, peer support services help people become and stay engaged in the recovery process and reduce the likelihood of relapse. Peer support services can effectively extend the reach of treatment beyond the clinical setting into the everyday environment of those seeking a successful, sustained recovery process.  For more information visit: Peer Support Services.