Mental Health Support Coordination Services
Support coordination services are the entry point for all RRCS residential and day support programs. Support coordinators work with individuals and their families to:
- evaluate what the individual needs in order to remain successful in the community;
- link the individual to programs and supports that are needed or requested;
- monitor the supports given to the individual to ensure they are meeting his/her needs;
- advocate for other services that will help the individual in the community; and
- coordinate care and services.
Support coordinators help bring together services to meet medical, psychiatric, social, nutritional, educational, vocational, employment,housing, transportation, recreational, legal, and advocacy needs.
Mental health support coordination provides services to adults 18 and older who have been diagnosed with a mental illness and need supports to maintain stability in the community and work towards recovery. Coordinators implement the Governor’s Access Program (GAP) that allows eligible individuals diagnosed with a serious mental illness to obtain limited Medicaid. This supports increased access to much needed services for individuals who do not have insurance.
Supplemental Security Income (SSI)/Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Outreach, Access, and Recovery (SOAR) is a program designed to increase access to SSI/SSDI for eligible adults, who are experiencing or are at risk of homelessness, and have a mental illness, medical impairment, and/or a co-occurring substance use disorder. RRCS has individuals trained to assist in applying for SOAR benefits.
Contact one of our mental health support coordinators at 540-825-3100 for more information.