Community Support Services for Adults

Pawnee offers a wide range of Community Support Services (CSS) for adults who meet specific state criteria for diagnosis with a Severe and Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI). Individuals may receive a variety of services in the home, at work and other places in the community as determined by their own treatment plan.

Case Management: Case managers assist individuals in developing a treatment plan with goals and objectives to help the individual maintain his/her residence in the community, coordinate all aspects of the individual’s care, help find resources for the individual, engage with the individual in various activities and interventions designed to help him/her reach his/her goals and monitor the individual’s progress.

Attendant Care: An Attendant Care provider spends time with the individual at home, work and in the community to help them work on specific goals and activities such as chores, work habits, and recreation as part of their plan to maintain their independence and autonomy in the community.

Psychosocial Rehabilitation: This service is provided on an individual and group basis and provides more support than traditional office based outpatient services with more flexibility than hospital based inpatient care. It is intended to manage the effects of mental/emotional impairments which previously required hospital services. The individual receives assistance with improving social skills, problem solving skills, daily living skills, leisure time training, health and wellness and medication management.

Supported Employment: Staff assess the individual’s vocational needs, provide vocational skills training, help access employment resources, provide education about management of social security benefits, and assist with employment placement. Staff work closely with Kansas Vocational Rehabilitation Services and community employers to provide on-the-job support.

Residential Services: Housing is offered to enable individuals to achieve their highest possible level of independent living. Case managers and attendant care workers assist individuals in group, transitional, and independent living.

Peer Support: Peer workers (individuals with their own severe and persistent mental illness) help individuals develop a peer network of support and information through services delivered on an individual and group basis.