Two EVOLVE Peer Support Specialists (PSS)/Certified Recovery Mentors (CRM) provide mental health and/or co-occurring mental health and addiction recovery peer support to individuals residing in Washington County who are participating in the Choice Model program. Connection to peer support is by referral only via the Exceptional Needs Care Coordinators (ENCCs).
The PSS/CRM position is a member of the Choice Model exceptional need care coordination team to support people who are stepping down from inpatient psychiatric care and/or receiving psychiatric care in advance of hospitalization. A focus of support will be in regards to person-directed plans development. Referrals to peer support come from the Choice Model Team and will promote the availability and quality of individualized community-based services and supports so that adults with mental health concerns are served in the most independent environment possible and use of long-term institutional care is minimized.