|Community-Based Services Manual|
|CBSM - Crisis Services Community-Based||General|
Crisis Services Community-Based Services
Page posted: 11/3/08
Page updated: 11/3/08
In an effort to avoid the need for initiating commitment proceedings, it is expected that all persons who are considered for admission to METO be referred to and reviewed for alternative care and/or placement by a crisis management service.
Crisis management services include but are not limited to:
Legislative action in 1993 created seven Community Support Services (CSS) teams across the state. CSS provides community-based crisis intervention services through its mobile teams to support clinically complex individuals in the community and build community capacity. CSS provides clinical consultation and technical assistance in all 87 Minnesota counties.
CSS promotes supports that are person-centered and develop paid and non-paid caregiver skills. A primary emphasis for all services is to assist those who know the person best. CSS may fill a direct service gap temporarily while elements of a successful life plan are developed. However, training and mentoring others remains the CSS focus.
CSS continues to evolve and build community capacity to service clinically complex persons. In 2003, a mental health CSS team, known as Synergy, was developed to build support networks for persons with serious and persistent mental illness. In 2005, a forensic CSS team was developed to serve persons deemed mentally ill and dangerous, who have been committed on provisional discharge in the community.
Contact a CSS team supervisor (PDF) to make referrals.
Community Support Services Funding
To be eligible for CSS funding when a recipients care provider cannot remediate a situation to provide stability for the person, counties must ensure that the service recipient meets all of the below listed requirements:
If there are no available resources within the county Developmental Disability (DD) Waiver budget to purchase CSS, counties may apply for assistance:
1. Counties must complete and submit the Checklist for Approving Community Support Services using Appropriations for Individuals on the DD Waiver Form (Under Constriction) to their Regional Resource Specialist.
2. DSD will recommend approving or denying the CSS funding.
3. State Operated Services will then make the final determination of eligibility for funds.
The Metro Crisis Coordination Program (MCCP) is a collaborative effort among the seven metro counties of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington.
MCCP serves persons with developmental disabilities who:
MCCP works interdependently with individuals, private providers and public agencies to:
MCCP's team includes:
Referrals in the seven metro counties
Call MCCP at (612) 869-6811 or (952) 767-3125 to initiate referrals for behavioral support and crisis or transitional residential services.
Call MCCP at (612) 202-6311 to receive 24-hour emergency telephone triage and consultation.
Persons with a primary diagnosis of a developmental disability who require ICF/DD level of care and meet the admission criteria for METO will be admitted to a licensed Minnesota State Operated Community Services (MSCOS) residential setting until an appropriate community placement can be secured.
Case Manager responsibilities for pre-placement, placement and post placement of persons admitted to a licensed MSOCS residential setting will be the same as for persons admitted to METO.
Counties may request additional funding through the safety net for the DD Waiver if a county does not have sufficient funding in their DD Waiver budget to meet the health and safety needs of a court-committed person needing ICF/DD level of care,
Crisis Respite Service
Crisis respite services are available for persons on the DD Waiver.
Crisis-only respite services are available for persons found to be DD Waiver eligible and who access the DD Waiver to mitigate the crisis. Recipients on the waiver for crisis-only respite do not have access to other waiver services.
Checklist for Approving Community Support Services using Appropriations for Individuals on the DD Waiver Form