Community Stabilization

Community Stabilization services provide intensive short term mental health care to non-hospitalized individuals (of all ages) experiencing an acute crisis of a psychiatric nature. The goal is to address and stabilize the acute mental health needs at the earliest possible time with ongoing services, avert hospitalization or re-hospitalization; provide a high assurance of safety and security in the least restrictive environment, and mobilize the resources of the community support system, family members, and others for ongoing maintenance, rehabilitation, and recovery.

The individual must meet at least two of the following criteria on a continuing or intermittent basis:

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Interpersonal Difficulties

Experiencing difficulty in establishing and maintaining normal interpersonal relationships to such a degree that they are at risk of psychiatric hospitalization or homelessness or isolation from social supports. 

Behaviors

Exhibiting such inappropriate behavior that immediate interventions by mental health, social services, or the judicial system are or have been necessary.

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Activities of Daily Living

Experiencing difficulty in activities of daily living (ADLs) such as, maintaining personal hygiene, preparing food and maintaining adequate nutrition, or managing finances to such a degree that health or safety is jeopardized.

Cognitive Ability

Exhibiting difficulty in cognitive ability (such that the individual is unable to recognize personal danger or recognize significantly inappropriate social behavior).