Community Stabilization (Crisis) Service

Community Stabilization services are short-term and designed to support an individual and their natural support system following contact with an initial crisis response service or as a diversion to a higher level of care. Providers deliver community stabilization services in an individual’s natural environment and provide referral and linkage to other community-based services at the appropriate level of care. Interventions may include brief therapeutic and skill building interventions, engagement of natural supports, interventions to integrate natural supports in the de-escalation and stabilization of the crisis, and coordination of follow-up services. Coordination of specialized services to address the needs of co-occurring intellectual/developmental disabilities and substance use are also available through this service. Services should involve advocacy and networking to provide linkages and referrals to appropriate community-based services and assisting the individual and their family or caregiver in accessing other benefits or assistance programs for which they may be eligible.

The goal of Community Stabilization services is to stabilize the individual within their community and support the individual and/or support system during the periods:

  1. between an initial Mobile Crisis Response and entry in to an established follow-up service at the appropriate level of care
  2. as a transitional step-down from a higher level of care if the next level of care service is identified but not immediately available for access or
  3. as a diversion to a higher level of care.