Community Support Program
From the time of backwards mental institutions to the development of the community mental health movement of forty years ago, services for persons with psychiatric disabilities have taken a quantum leap into this age of recovery and consumer-driven approaches.
Trinity Regional Health System, the State of Illinois, the City of Rock Island and the Development Association of Rock Island formed a unique partnership with the Robert Young Center to create one of the more innovative community support programs in the nation.
The cornerstone of the Community Support Program in downtown Rock Island, Illinois, is District 22, a fresh perspective to the clubhouse model.
Who Can Benefit from the Program?
The people being served in our Community Support Program are citizens who have diagnoses, such as schizophrenia and manic-depressive disorders. Currently, there are more than 400 people in the program ranging in age from 16 - 80.
Many of our patients were formerly treated at East Moline Mental Health Center, Galesburg Research Hospital and Zeller Mental Health Center in Peoria. This program helps those with severe and persistent mental illness stay out of costly mental health institutions, while allowing them to experience a better quality of life in their home community.
In addition to being a better service for the population and the patients receiving our services, Illinois taxpayers save an average of $60,000 per year per consumer.