VCFS Provides a community stabilization program for adults, children, and adolescents. Services are provided in the individual’s home, school, or community settings. Community stabilization is a short-term crisis intervention service designed to help and support individuals within their natural community. Sometimes when an individual is experiencing a psychiatric crisis, an individual may be unable to care for themselves. The goal of community stabilization is to provide support, assess and assist with transitioning into a higher or lower level of care. Community stabilization can also serve as a diversion to higher or more intensive services.
If your loved one is unable to care for themself, isolated from their community, or at risk of homelessness, hospitalization, or incarceration—our community stabilization service is here to help.
- Mental Health Evaluation
- Clinical Assessment
- Medication Management
- Psychiatric Evaluation
- Unable to recognize when they are putting themselves in danger
- Linkage to appropriate levels of care
- Therapeutic and Skill-Building interventions designed to de-escalate and stabilize the individual
To qualify for the program, the individual should be:
- In need of immediate crisis intervention
- Virginia Medicaid eligible.
- At high risk for psychiatric hospitalization, homeless due to mental illness; or require intervention by the mental health or criminal justice system due to inappropriate social behavior.
- Isolating themselves from others.
- Unable to perform daily duties, resulting in putting their health and safety at risk.
- Unable to recognize when they are putting themselves in danger.
Our Community Stabilization program accepts a variety of referrals. If you are in crisis or know of someone who meets the above criteria, please contact us to see if you qualify for our services.