Community Psychiatric Clinic Programs
Mental Health Treatment/Case Management
Mental health treatment is a recovery-based service focused on increasing understanding of mental illness, learning to live as independently as possible, symptom management, and development of resources/support systems. Services emphasize client strengths and are based on an individualized recovery plan developed by the client, clinician and other supports. Each client will be assigned a case manager who will coordinate the client’s services such as psychoeducation, psychiatric evaluation and medication management, case management, housing and employment support, assistance with obtaining or maintaining entitlements such as GAU or SSI, and therapy, if appropriate.
Residential Treatment and Housing Services
CPC provides clients with access to a range of supportive housing and residential options that provide a safe, clean, healthful and therapeutic environment for chronically mentally ill adults, many with co-occurring disorders. CPC’s residential and housing facilities provide services that are recovery-focused and assist in stabilizing and advancing an increased level of independence, including: independent living skills support, interpersonal and socialization skills training, education on coping with mental illness, and medication if appropriate. Clients are also connected to community resources and supports and encouraged to pursue volunteer, vocational or educational goals to improve their overall preparedness for independence.
Recent Successes and Current Challenges
CPC has recently been successful in partnering with the WA Dept. of Veterans Affairs, VA Puget Sound Healthcare System, and over 10 area non-profits to develop a comprehensive continuum of services for homeless veterans with mental illness and chemical dependency. Funded by a grant from the US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Project THRIVE (Treatment, Housing, Resources and Interventions for Veterans’ Empowerment) creates a “no wrong door” approach to serving veterans with mental illness. The program provides outreach and engagement; a Veterans Resource Center with peer support services and support groups; evidence-based practices for mental health, chemical dependency and co-occurring disorder treatment; and services in supportive housing. Project THRIVE has received recognition from both military and civilian veterans-serving organizations for bringing the two groups together to better serve the men and women who have served our country.
CPC currently needs funds to provide furnishings for Valor Apartments, a new 14-unit apartment building in development. Valor Apartments will provide supported housing for veterans enrolled in Project THRIVE. Housing is a significant challenge for individuals with severe and persistent mental illness, and many THRIVE clients have the additional struggles of homelessness and addiction. Valor Apartments will provide a critical link for veterans transitioning from homelessness to independence.