News & Events

The Intake Process  

Posted by Cassie Di'Antonio Jan 26, 2015
By: Ashley Covey, Assessment Supervisor Most clients referred to Community Support Services begin the process at Adult Mental Health Admissions, the collaborative intake process between the agency and Portage Path Behavioral Health. Once an... Read More

Finally a Place to Call Home  

Posted by Cassie Di'Antonio Jan 26, 2015
By: Tim Edgar, MSW, LISW-S, Homeless Outreach Supervisor Community Support Services’ Homeless Outreach Team first met George at the state hospital following an involuntary hospitalization for tactile hallucinations and bizarre behavior. Even... Read More

Embracing Recovery: Residential Treatment Services 

Jan 06, 2015
By: Tom Baker, LISW-S, Residential Services Specialist One of the most rewarding aspects of working at Community Support Services and specifically being part of the Residential Services team is the opportunity to meet such a diverse group of... Read More

Changing Lives: SSI Ohio Project 

Jan 05, 2015
By: Brenda Ward-Brown, PCC-S, LICDC-CS   The SSI Ohio Project is designed to expedite the process of applying for Supplemental Security Income/Social Security Disability Insurance for individuals 18 years of age or older who are mentally ill, ... Read More

Forensic Team: Promoting Safety and Recovery 

Dec 02, 2014
Community Support Services provides several programs under the umbrella of Forensic Services.  Each of the programs are unique; however, all have the common goals of increasing/maintaining psychiatric stability, reducing recidivism, and... Read More

ITS: Laying a Foundation for Recovery 

Dec 02, 2014
By:  Janice Jones, PCC-S, ITS & Counseling Services Supervisor Intensive Treatment Services (ITS) provides a setting in which consumers can gain support and education, regarding their recovery, while also practicing social skills in a... Read More

Integrated Care  

Nov 03, 2014
By Frank Sepetauc, Vice-President of Rehabilitation Services/COO   Integrated care is the coordination of total care for persons with a psychiatric concern and a medical illness. Persons with co-occurring illnesses are known to die years... Read More

Being a Detective 

Oct 27, 2014
Engagement Services at CSS, by Ragan Leff, LSW, Supervisor Crisis/Engagement Team Community Support Services, Inc. and the Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Board of Summit County (ADM Board) recognize some consumers of mental health services require ... Read More

Supporting Transitioning Youth - YATT 

Oct 06, 2014
By Janet Catalano, MSW, LISW-S, LCDCIII, Clinical Supervisor The average age of children leaving home in the United States is 26; however, foster youth are emancipated at the age of 18.  These 18 year olds are seldom emotionally prepared to... Read More

Employment: Exploring the Options 

Sep 30, 2014
By:  Penny Moore, Director of Employment and Forensic Services Supported Employment (SE), an evidence-based practice, utilizing core principles including consumer preferences, rapid job search and placement, integration with mental health... Read More
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