Community Support Team (CST) services consist of mental health and substance abuse rehabilitation services and supports necessary to assist adults (age 18 and older) in achieving rehabilitative and recovery goals. This is an intensive community rehabilitation service that provides treatment and restorative interventions to: assist individuals to gain access to necessary services; reduce psychiatric and addiction symptoms; and develop optimal community living skills. Services offered by the CST shall be documented in a Person Centered Plan and must include: assistance and support for the individuals in crisis situations; service coordination; psycho-education and support for individuals and their families; individual restorative interventions for the development of interpersonal, community coping and independent living skills; development of symptom monitoring and management skills; monitoring medication; and self medication.
Individuals will experience decreased crisis episodes and increased community tenure, time working in school or with social contact, and personal satisfaction and independence. Through supports based on the individuals’ needs, consumers will reside in independent or semi-independent living arrangements, and be engaged in the recovery process