Individual & Community Support Services


Enrolled Community Service Program consumers have access to a 24/7 on-call phone number for assistance with crisis situations. Services are typically funded through CCS, CLTS or Purchase of Service county contracts.


Individual Skill Development (CCS)

Services provided to children and youth focus on improving integration and interaction with family, school, community, and other social networks.

Teaching and assisting the child or youth’s family in gaining skills to support the child or youth with development and enhancement of skills is also a component of services. Strategies used to support skill development include direct assistance, skills training, modeling, cueing, and supervision.

Psychoeducation (CCS)

Education, information, and resources about the consumer’s mental health and/or substance abuse issues are provided throughout the course of services.

Skills training, problem solving and guidance specific to the management of mental health and/or substance abuse issues are provided in addition to social and emotional support to enhance health and well-being.

Daily Living Skills (CLTS)

Daily living skills training services provide education and training to improve an individual's ability to independently perform routine daily activities and effectively utilize community resources.

Services are instructional focusing on skill development and are not intended to provide substitute task performance.

Mentoring (CLTS)

Mentoring services are supports intended to improve a child or youth’s ability to interact in their community in socially appropriate ways. The mentor provides the participant with such services as peer interaction, social/recreational and employability skill-building opportunities.

The mentor supports the participant by practicing, modeling, guiding, and supporting them in the community. Interventions are spontaneous and in real-life situations, rather than in a classroom-type environment.

Respite (CLTS)

Orion staff provide 2 or more hours with a child in the home or in the community, giving family members a chance to focus on other tasks and activities. Time spent with the child is goal-directed, engaging in activities that offer opportunities for skill development.

Supportive Home Care (CLTS)

Supportive home care (SHC) is the provision of services to directly assist people with daily living activities and personal needs and to ensure adequate functioning and safety in their home and community. This includes direct assistance with activities of daily living and providing supervision necessary for safety at home and in the community.

This may include observation to assure appropriate self-administration of medications, assistance with bill paying and other aspects of money management, assistance with communication and social skills, arranging and using transportation, checking out library books, ordering food from a menu, and paying for tickets to events.

Parent Coaching/ Parent Education (CCS and CLTS)

Provides support and training strategies to help reduce stress and assist parents in effectively meeting the challenges inherent in raising children with special needs. Training sessions include a focus on techniques for supporting children with and without disabilities, maintaining family balance and harmony in the home, and effective communication.

Parents/guardians, siblings and other family members learn how stress affects individual family members and impacts the family unit. Strategies and skills that can be used to work through difficult and stressful situations are modeled and taught to caregivers and children.

Community Integration Services-CIS (CLTS)

Services assist, empower, and build upon the strengths of the child and the family so the child can be fully integrated within their family and the community.

CIS benefits families with children or youth who have complex mental health and/or behavioral concerns and are involved in multiple services and service systems.

The child or youth, their parent, and the multidisciplinary team identify services and supports necessary for the child or youth and family to move seamlessly through all community environments and prevent out-of-home placement or support successful reunification after a removal from the home.

Intensive case coordination and individualized community-based services are provided.

Community Integration Services provide a bundled array of services that extend beyond traditional financial and geographical boundaries to develop a creative and flexible continuum of care.

Services include daily living skills, mentoring, parent education and training, community integration activities and behavior interventions, development and nurturing of natural support, and respite services.