Mental health and alcohol or other drug recovery is a difficult journey for most. We believe that the right support and the right skills can make all the difference. The Community Intervention Center is the division within KHDS that addresses many of the life skills and treatment referral needs of those who are living with a mental illness or are seeking recovery services. Comprised of three major components – Emergency Services, Crisis Stabilization and Long Term Supports – the CIC assists individuals through all phases of the recovery process.
Our Adult and Juvenile Crisis Response Units outreach into the community to address the needs of those individuals and families at the time of crisis, working with local hospitals and law enforcement to determine the best possible outcome for the consumer. Adults in need of stabilization or social detoxification can use our KARE Center and, finally, if the individual has a need for continued support a referral can be made to long-term case management in our Community Support Program or our Comprehensive Community Services. The goal of the Community Intervention Center is to meet the needs of the individual where they are in their recovery and assist them as they continue moving forward. We treat each person as the unique individual they are and always remember the person always comes first!
Some of the programs within the CIC are:
- Adult and Juvenile Crisis – a 24-hour crisis line and drop in center providing support and outreach to the community
- KARE Center – 24-hour wake staff temporary stabilization crisis CBRF for Mental Health and AODA
- Court Liaison Services – dedicated case management for individuals on Chapter 51 civil commitment orders and/or Settlement Agreements
- CARA Grant Recovery Coaches – trained peer mentors/peer support specialists who work in tandem with Adult Crisis and respond to individuals using opioids
- AODA Specialist – a qualified AODA specialist to address the needs of those using alcohol or other drugs (non-opioid)
- Community Support Program – long term case management for persons living with severe and persistent mental illness
- Comprehensive Community Services – case management for persons with mental health needs or AODA needs that may be affecting their life skills