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Announcement from our CEO

May 19, 2017
June 5, 2017   It is with mixed emotions and a sense of great pride that I am announcing my upcoming retirement from Community Support Services at year's end. After forty-five plus years in the…
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The Art of Recovery

Mar 31, 2017
On Thursday, March 9, 2017, more than 240 guests celebrated the creative spirit of persons living with mental illnesses at the agency's Art of Recovery event held at Greystone Hall.   There were more…
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Creativity & Mental Illness

Dec 27, 2016
The connection between mental illness and creativity goes back to ancient times with frequent references to individuals  as “madmen” or “geniuses.” Diagnoses such as bipolar disorder, major…
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Curse of the First

Nov 07, 2016
The Veteran Safe Haven opened in August 2014. The facility follows the Housing First model which focuses on providing affordable housing as quickly as possible for a person experiencing homelessness…
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A Different Path for Bennie

Nov 07, 2016
In the spring of 2016, Bennie Blackwell was looking for a different path.  He had been released from prison after serving 30 months.  This was not his first time being incarcerated; however, he was…
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How Art Helps

Oct 05, 2016
Recently, Community Support Services added a two-hour Social Recreation group called “Open Art.” This group is different from the Art Therapy groups in that the intention is to socialize in a…
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