This program helps those living with severe mental illness and/or substance use issues achieve their long-term goals, which may include
housing, learning how to live independently, avoiding incarceration and hospitalizations, and learning how to manage their illness or addiction.
This highly-motivated and passionate team is comprised of one program manager, two registered nurses, and 13 Community Support Workers (CSW), who provide services directly to the clients. Two of these workers are Certified Peer Support Workers, which means they themselves have been successful in the recovery process and are wanting to help others experiencing similar situations.
Every client is given a very specific treatment plan, with goals and outcomes specific to that individual. Clients learn to successfully manage their mental health symptoms as well as obtain and maintain their sobriety. We also work to keep individuals housed by visiting their home monthly to ensure that their residence is up to code, coaching clients on how to properly take care of their home, and coordinating with landlords and housing staff to ensure clients have paid their rents on time.
Our workers also help clients create monthly budgets, obtain groceries or food boxes, link to benefits, make/attend appointments for medical, dental, vision, legal, psychiatric, and legal services, and provide wraparound services as needed. Every year, CRT sees approximately 300 clients and accepts anyone, regardless of whether they are experiencing homelessness.