Amy Cottington, Program Manager
[email protected]

In accordance with DHS 63 Community Support Programs or CSP's are outpatient treatment programs designed to provide behavioral health treatment and rehabilitation to persons living with serious and persistent mental illnesses (Bipolar, Schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders).

Community Support Programs are Medicaid programs so as a participant you must be eligible for Medicaid or BadgerCare. There is also an option to self-pay and Medicare can be billed for certain services.

Treatment provided is recovery focused, person centered and community based. Being community based allows the participant in the program to receive services in the community and in their natural environment rather than in a typical office setting. Treatment is individualized based on the person's needs and goals.

The type of treatment a person receives from the CSP is based upon their assessed need and what they are hoping to gain from their involvement in the program. The following list is an example of the services provided:

  • Psychiatry
  • Psychotherapy
  • Medication management and monitoring
  • Psychosocial rehabilitation
  • Social opportunities
  • Assistance with activities of daily living
  • Benefit/case management and connection to resources
  • Vocational Rehabilitation

In addition to these services, individuals in the program are involved in a treatment plan meeting every six months to identify their goals and to incorporate those goals into their treatment.

A multidisciplinary team of professionals with varying experiences and knowledge work in the Community Support Programs. They work together as a team to provide services. Using a team model allows the program participant to receive care that is consistent, uniform and structured to meet their needs. The ultimate goal is that the participants in the program will spend less time in institutional settings, such as hospitals, jails and prisons and will spend more time living life in the community, working towards recovery and meeting their life goals.

There are three Community Support Programs in Rock County one in Beloit and two in Janesville. For additional information please contact the persons below:

Janesville Counseling Center
113 S Franklin St
Janesville, WI  53547
Shawna Mills, MSEd
Nadine Westby-Risley, LCSW

Beloit Counseling Center
64 Eclipse Center
Beloit, WI  53511

To make a referral you can contact the Rock County Connections Line at 608-757-5229.

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