Safe Haven: A Fresh Start 

Posted by Kim Meals Oct 30, 2015
Daryn hasn't always lived in a safe and secure environment. Before moving into the Safe Haven (a supportive living facility managed by Community Support Services) in November 2006, he was living on the streets of Akron and sleeping under a bridge.... Read More

Ending Homelessness: Housing First Model 

Posted by Kim Meals Oct 01, 2015
Housing First and Permanent Supportive Housing The goal of housing first is to quickly connect homeless individuals with permanent housing without preconditions. Homelessness is a housing crisis that can be addressed through the provision of safe ... Read More

Behind the Scenes Look at Performance Improvement 

Posted by Kim Meals Aug 31, 2015
By: Rebecca Thompson, Performance Improvement Specialist A Behind the Scenes look at Performance Improvement 5 Things Performance Improvement Does to Ensure Quality. When you think of Performance Improvement and Compliance (PIC), what first ... Read More

The Role of Nursing Today 

Posted by Kim Meals Aug 31, 2015
By: Cindy Johnson, RN, Nursing Supervisor The following job description was given to nurses in 1887: In addition to caring for your 50 patients, each nurse will follow these regulations: Daily sweep and mop the floor, dust the patient’s... Read More

Decreasing Healthcare and Mortality Disparities 

Aug 04, 2015
Decreasing Healthcare and Mortality Disparities A study completed in the early part of the millennium found individuals diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness die 25 years earlier than their counterparts. This increased mortality... Read More

Half Full or Half Empty? 

Posted by Kim Meals Aug 04, 2015
Tom Baker, LISW-S, Residential Treatment Specialist Is the glass half full or half empty? In 2014, James began to receive services from Community Support Services. Prior to coming to the agency, James had lived in Asia for more than 30 years... Read More

Trustworthy Again...Henry's Story 

Posted by Kim Meals Jul 07, 2015
For many years, Henry struggled with his mental illness. He shared he didn’t take his medications as prescribed. He mentioned he was always in trouble with the law. He often would use alcohol and marijuana. In 2012, Henry was fighting with law... Read More

Celebrating 10 Years of CET!  

Posted by Jun 01, 2015
Cognitive Enhancement Therapy (CET), an innovative program offered at Community Support Services (CSS) for individuals with schizophrenia and related disorders, promotes brain and social development. This program teaches participants about mental... Read More

2015 Award Winners 

Posted by Kim Meals May 04, 2015
On April 22, 2015, Community Support Services proudly recognized four entities in our community who help to support the mission of the organization. Community Services Award - Akron Barber College, Inc. In 2015, it is expected more than 500... Read More

The Engagement Team: Story of Intervention 

Posted by Apr 27, 2015
By: Ragan Leff, Crisis/Engagement/FACT Supervisor The referral came in an email as it usually does from one of the agency's regional case management teams. She, we will call her Joan, had been a client for years and at times would not keep her... Read More
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