CSP Program Description

The Jefferson County Support Program was developed in December 1996 and began admitting consumers in January of 1997. The Community Support Program was certified on June 1, 1997. It is an approved program under Chapter 51 of the Wisconsin Statutes as a HSS63 Mental Health Community Support Program. In 2004 it was licensed for a period of two years.


The Community Support Program provides services to people who have a severe and persistent mental illness of an acute nature. Consequently, they have faced profound challenges in the major areas of community living. These areas of difficulty include: recurrent employment; inability to consistently or independently manage household tasks such as making meals, doing laundry, shopping, budgeting, and child care tasks; impaired socially, isolated and alone; and difficulty with self-care, such as an inability to complete grooming tasks, or tend to medical, transportation, and housing needs. Consumers also struggle with mental health diagnoses such as: paranoid schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, schizophrenia, bi-polar, major depression and various personality disorders.

The Community Support Program's focus is to help consumers remain in the community while enhancing the quality of their lives. The program provides: case management, consumer involved treatment planning, active treatment, symptom management, supportive group counseling, psychosocial rehabilitation, a variety of outreach/recreational groups, psychiatric and nursing services, benefits counseling and crisis intervention.