Comprehensive Community Services

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Diverse Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services in Central Wisconsin

Our mental health community services are comprehensive and diverse — designed to meet the evolving mental health and substance abuse challenges facing individuals in our community. Comprehensive Community Services (CCS) helps individuals with substance abuse, mental health issues or co-occurring disorders achieve their potential and establish a meaningful life within the community by providing individualized services that fit a person’s lifestyle, are recovery-oriented, flexible and empowering.

CCS serves individuals of any age. Those individuals are matched with a CCS Service Facilitator who collaborates with them to provide support in meeting their needs, reaching their goals and working towards recovery. Services are available to residents in the counties of Marathon, Langlade, and Lincoln.

Services include:

  • Assessment
  • Recovery planning
  • Service coordination
  • Communication and interpersonal skills training
  • Community skills development and enhancement
  • Employment-related skill training (*IPS)
  • Medication management and assistance
  • Physical health assistance and monitoring
  • Psycho-education
  • Recovery education and illness management
  • Counseling
  • Groups to aid in skill building and quality of life enhancement
  • Peer-specialist services

*Individual Placement & Support (IPS)

IPS was developed to help promote the recovery of people who have a mental illness by helping them to find and keep jobs that allow them to utilize their skills. As employment is one of the primary goals of many people with mental illness, finding suitable work can help people with mental illness feel empowered, value themselves more and drastically reduce mental health symptoms.

Top Reasons to Partner with Us

Working with IPS can help your business serve its local community by hiring skilled workers with statistically high rates of attendance and job performance.

Working with IPS includes benefits such as:

  • No cost to you: Our expert job placement services are offered to employers at no cost.
  • Proven matches of applicants: Our employment specialists are dedicated to learning and understanding the needs of employers. We match the skills of our candidates with your staffing requirements to provide a good fit with your organization.
  • Long-term support and on-site coaching: Our employment specialists offer long-term, ongoing support to you and your new employee, both on- and off-site. On-site job coaching for orientation, training or job tasks can be utilized until the employee and employer are both comfortable.
  • Partnership with DVR: Many individuals in the IPS program work collaboratively with the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation.
  • Proven results: The IPS model utilizes evidence-based practices developed at Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center to assure better outcomes for all involved. IPS helps more people with mental illness obtain employment than any other type of vocational program.

Referring Someone

Contact North Central Health Care to request a referral form, or download the form on our Referrals page. Send the referral form to North Central Health Care Attn: CCS.

Our North Central Health Care Crisis Center is available 24/7. If you are experiencing an emergency or crisis, please call North Central Health Care Crisis Center at (715) 845-4326 or 1 (800) 799-0122.

For those with hearing or speech difficulties, please dial 711 to connect with the WI Relay Service.
When you dial 711, a communications assistant will connect you with the NCHC Crisis Hotline. Please provide the operator with the number 715.845.4326. English and Spanish translation is available through 711. For more information about 711, please visit WI Relay 711.