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Adult Mental Health

Crisis Hotline: 1-888-767-4493

Who is eligible?
Mental Health Services are available to individuals 18 and older who are suffering from a wide array of illnesses. Services are offered on a sliding fee scale based on insurance coverage and income.

What type of professionals provide services?
Our staff consist of a wide array of interdisciplinary licensed and non licensed treatment providers. We have Qualified Mental Health Professionals (QMHPCS), Licensed Professional Counselors, Psychiatrists, Nurses, Certified Nurse Assistants, Medical Assistants, Nurse Practitioners and Physicians Assistants, just to name a few. All working together to ensure those we serve are able to recover from mental illness and pursue the life they choose to live.

The first step for adults who wish to receive or who are referred for mental health services is an assessment by qualified professionals. Necessary documentation including evaluations and treatment plans are completed. Service recommendations/assignments are made considering needs and preferences. Individuals who do not qualify for admission to services are referred to other community resources. Persons interested in services must show proof of residency, photo identification, and verification of any third party insurance coverage, if available.

Mental Health First Aid
An 8 hour training course that teaches course participants how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Course participants learn how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and addictions. The course is delivered by certified Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) USA instructors who complete a 5-day training and meet certification requirements. There are two courses available Adult MHFA and Youth MHFA. Each course teaches risk factors, introduces the 5 step action plan, and provides resources.

New Programs

105 Waco St | 361-886-1312

We are pleased to announce a series of new programs aimed at diverting individuals with Mental Illness and Substance Dependence issues from jail and interaction with the criminal justice system.

Jail Based Competency Restoration
Jail Based Competency Restoration will provide services to persons with criminal offenses (not eligible for outpatient restoration) who are remanded to competency restoration by the court system as a result of being incompetent to stand trial. Incompetency to stand trial means that an individual is too ill to be able to participate in due process. Due to the extremely long wait-list for forensic beds at the state hospital it is typical for these individuals to wait in jail for a bed at a state facility for over 200 days, sometimes even a year or more. Jail Based Competency Restoration provides the opportunity for these individuals to be restored to competency in the Nueces County Jail within 90 days as opposed to waiting for a state facility to become available.

Crisis Intervention Team/MCOT Expansion
The goal of the Crisis Intervention Unit is to expand on Mobile Crisis Outreach services and provide a mechanism for individuals with involvement with law enforcement to be identified, assessed and diverted into treatment rather than arrest/incarceration. The goal is to have Crisis intervention staff; (bachelor’s level case managers) embedded with CCPD and dispatched along with crisis intervention trained officers in response to 911 calls involving individuals with behavioral health issues, including substance abuse/dependence. Crisis intervention teams’ pair crisis intervention trained officers with mental health professionals to better identify, assess, and divert individuals into care. As part of this program Charlies Place has partnered with NCMHID and has committed detox beds for individuals with substance dependence issues and transitional beds for individuals with substance abuse issues who otherwise may not have had access to treatment.

Jail Diversion Program
Jail Diversion’s primary goal is to divert and serve individuals identified through the Crisis Intervention Teams and those diverted directly from jail that are struggling with behavioral health issues. Jail based mental health professionals will be screening and identifying individuals in custody for mental health related issues. The program will provide psychosocial rehabilitation and case management to ensure individuals are successful in their recovery and maintain independence within the community.

1546 S. Brownlee Blvd | 361-886-6970

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)
An evidenced based, intensive community-based psychosocial rehabilitation service provided to individuals with severe and persistent mental illnesses who have a history of multiple psychiatric hospitalizations, chronic homelessness, and involvement with the judicial system. The program provides an interdisciplinary treatment team which consists of a dedicated psychiatrist, nurses, peer specialist, and Rehab Teachers to assist individuals in obtaining and maintaining independence within our community. Staff provide education about mental illness, training on how to decrease and manage symptoms using the evidenced based Illness Management and Recovery Curricula. Services may also include individualized assistance in finding and maintaining community-based housing.

Assertive Rehabilitation Treatment (ART)
Provides continuity of care for special needs offenders leaving the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Correctional Institutions. In addition, ART provides intensive and transitional case management programs for special needs offenders on probation or parole living in the community. These programs pair a specially trained qualified mental health professional with a specialized criminal justice supervision officer to provide a hybrid model of criminal justice supervision and mental health care focused on diversion and extended community tenure. Services include case management, psychiatric services, rehabilitative skills training, individual or group counseling, and pre-release screening.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Counseling services for short-term counseling needs are available to eligible individuals based on diagnosis and assessment.

Crisis Hotline/Screening & Intervention
A continuously staffed telephone service available 24-hours a day, seven days a week to provide information, support, and referrals to individuals experiencing a psychiatric crisis. Screenings are conducted by telephone or face-to-face by a qualified professional to determine the need for an in-depth assessment. Consultation with a psychiatrist is available based on the seriousness of the crisis. Referrals to services are made as needed.

Medication Management
Provides physician services to prescribe and maintain medications. Services also include medication monitoring and education to better treat and inform the person of the need for continuous treatment.

Mobile Crisis Outreach Team
Crisis services including follow-up and relapse prevention are provided to individuals experiencing crises. Services are designed to reach individuals at their place of residence, school and/or other community-based safe locations, 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. The Mobile Crisis Outreach Team may transport an individual for the purpose of obtaining crisis services or if the Team determines the person cannot be transported safely, staff may arrange for or coordinate transportation with law enforcement.

Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH) 
Identifies homeless individuals who have a mental illness and links them to ongoing mental health services and resources. Services include outreach screening, diagnostic assessment, treatment and assistance with housing needs. In addition, services to reach homeless individuals are also offered.

Psychosocial Rehabilitation 
Provides education about mental illness, training on how to decrease and manage symptoms, reduces relapse and hospitalizations while increasing quality of life. Our staff work in collaboration with those we serve utilizing the evidenced based Illness Management and Recovery curricula. Services include community and office based individual and group training which focuses on goals for recovery as defined by those we serve. Staff assist individuals in developing their natural supports, community resources, and personal strengths so that individuals can live the life they desire. Services may also include individualized assistance in obtaining and maintaining community-based housing.

Routine Case Management and Skills Training 
Case Managers assist individuals in gaining access to medical, social, educational, and other community based resources which help increase their quality of life, independence, and community connection. Service activities include individualized recovery planning which focuses on the goals the individual develops for themselves in collaboration with staff, education about mental illness, skills training in symptom management, budgeting, housing, and employment. Services may also include individualized assistance in obtaining and maintaining community-based housing.

Supported Employment 
The goal is to secure and maintain employment for individuals with a mental illness. Service activities include providing individualized assistance in choosing and obtaining employment, integrating work sites in regular community jobs, and creating long-term support systems, provided by identified staff, which assist consumers in learning to maintain employment and/or search for employment on their own. Additional services include job readiness, job interview training, job coaching, job search, job development and follow-up with the individual and the employer.

5501 IH 37 | 361-826-5350

Chronic Homeless Intervention Program (CHIP)
For individuals/families experiencing homelessness, CHIP provides substance abuse services and mental health services which include detox, residential and outpatient substance abuse treatment, counseling, case management, psychiatric services, permanent housing, emergency shelter, transportation, job training and placement and medical care.

1642 S Brownlee | 361-886-6938

Crisis Respite – “Pathways” Home
Provides twenty-four hour respite and crisis intervention/prevention services. The goal is to provide support during crisis situations, after hospitalizations and to prevent hospitalizations when not medically necessary. Services are provided in a non-medical setting to assist persons in managing their crisis situation and to help them return to community living as soon as possible.

1602 10th Street | 361-886-1420

La Mariposa New Life Wellness Center
Certified Peer Specialists provide open access to support and resources on a daily basis at the Peer-Run Day Center. Services and support offered include Whole Health and Resiliency groups, exercise, computer resources, and health education.

1038 Texas Yes Blvd, Robstown, TX | 361-886-1445

Robstown Clinic 
Provides services to people eligible and residing in the western portion of Nueces County. Services include assessments, psychiatric services, psychiatric medications, nursing services, service coordination, rehabilitative services and counseling services for adults and children.

3733 S Port Ave | 361-851-6726

Continuity of Care
Monitors discharges from state supported living centers, state hospitals and nursing homes. Coordinates enrollments for Medicaid Waiver programs and maintains the county-wide waiting list for Home and Community Services.

Outpatient Competency Restoration
Serves persons who are charged with a crime but due to their mental illness, are unable to participate in due process. Services focus on medication stabilization, education, and rehabilitation skills to assist individuals in understanding their charge, court proceedings, and their legal rights with the goal of restoring them to competency so they can stand trial for the crime they have committed. Often individuals are returned to the community upon restoration for ongoing services. Services provided Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm. With 24 hour monitoring.

Pre-Admission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR)
PASSR staff provide screening and engagement services to individuals in nursing facilities to determine the need for community based mental health services. If eligible, individuals are engaged in outpatient services to receive mental health care treatment to meet their needs and return them to the community and independence.

Turning Point
Provides counseling services to individuals through the Crime Victims Assistance Grant (OVAG). Counseling is provided on site at no cost to those served. The program utilizes interns from TAMUCC to provide the majority of counseling. Services are provided Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm.

Veteran Support Services 
Initiates, enhances, and expands awareness for community-based behavioral health resources and services for veterans. Facilitates the establishment of veteran-facilitated peer-to-peer support groups for behavioral health issues utilizing BRING EVERYONE IN THE ZONE curriculum-based training. Provides community resource coordination related to basic needs (e.g. food, shelter, clothing, employment, mental health, physical health) for veterans.