People living with schizophrenia and bi-polar disorder, and those involved in the legal system due to mental illness and addiction, need help in their daily lives. Learn just how impactful Journey’s reach is in central Wisconsin and then ask yourself, “If not for Journey, then who?”
Gateway CSP, Forward Solutions CSP, and Columbia County CSP
Four decades ago, Journey helped to pioneer the “Madison Model” of community-based psychiatric care. In these programs, people with severe and persistent mental illness get wrap-around help from a team of dedicated professionals.
Gateway CSP, Forward Solutions CSP, and Columbia County CSP are three of Journey Mental Health Center’s four state certified community support programs, or CSPs. All Journey CSPs offer a full range of treatment, rehabilitation, and support services designed to help people live in the community with quality as they define it, while minimizing time spent in restrictive environments such as hospitals, nursing homes or jails. Gateway CSP has staff members who specialize in serving deaf clients, while Forward Solutions CSP offers staff members who specialize in care for seniors.
(608) 280-2720 Journey’s Central Intake Line
Journey Gateway CSP: 208 E. Olin Avenue, Ste. 205, Madison, WI, 53713
Journey Forward Solutions CSP: 1320 Mendota Street, Ste. 120, Madison, WI 53714
Journey Columbia County CSP: 1440 E. Wisconsin Street, Portage, WI 53901, Referral Form
Community Treatment Alternatives
Journey’s Community Treatment Alternatives, or CTA, works with consumers involved in the criminal justice system. In addition to meeting the standard community support program admission guidelines, clients have been diverted from the Dane County Jail or have been conditionally released after being found “not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect.”
CTA was the first jail diversion program in the country to employ the principles of medication evaluation and monitoring; assistance in obtaining a source of income; finding housing; securing and maintaining competitive employment; counseling for alcohol and other drug abuse; and assistance following through with any court-ordered requirements. CTA staff members also help consumers with daily living activities, such as grocery shopping, cleaning apartments, and transportation needs.
Journey CTA: 2000 Fordem Avenue, Madison, WI 53704
Keystone Community Services began in 2018, to provide mid-level case management and psychiatric prescribing to consumers in Dane County that had a mental health or substance abuse diagnosis and identified case management needs. These could be consumers in transition from other services at JMHC or in the community, or step-downs from more intensive services, like Community Support Programs. KCS provides person-centered support for adults with mental illness gain access to needed medical, social, educational, vocational, and other services. Case managers help individuals access needed community resources, not just mental health services.
Keystone Community Services has a multidisciplinary team including case managers of various educational backgrounds, a registered nurse, a prescriber, and program support. We work together to provide comprehensive case management services for our program participants, ensuring they receive the support and services needed to best meet their needs and to improve their overall health and well-being.
- Dane County resident
- 18 years of age and older
- Mental Health and/or Substance Use Disorder needs and need for psychiatric prescribing
- Mid-level case management needs
Opening Avenues to Reentry Success (OARS) supports the prison to community transition of persons living with a serious and persistent mental illness who are medium-to-high-risk of reoffending. The program is a collaborative effort of the Department of Corrections and the Department of Health Services. The OARS Team works together to develop a comprehensive Individualized Service Plan before and after release from prison to help the participant successfully reintegrate into the community. OARS services provide assistance with obtaining and maintaining safe and affordable housing, resources for medication and access to quality psychiatric care, access to healthy and meaningful structured activities, including educational programs, volunteer opportunities, and employment, treatment options to address individualized need, social support and acceptance and access to local transportation, budgeting, and financial resources.
The Conditional Release Program provides community supervision and supports to people living with a mental illness who have committed a crime. It is a national leader in the community supervision and support of people found not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect. Every individual in the Conditional Release Program has undergone the trauma of mental illness and the stress of judicial processes from booking to hearings. Many have additional substance abuse histories. The Conditional Release team provides the clinical supports, care and monitoring to assist consumers in maintaining safety and stability in the community. The case managers work closely with the Community Corrections Conditional Release Agent to help the consumer meet their legal requirements for release.
Survivors of Suicide (SOS) Support Group provides support to people who have been affected by a suicide loss. We meet the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at Journey Mental Health Center. Each adult group is facilitated by a suicide survivor/volunteer and a mental health professional. Learn more about SOS in our quarterly newsletter. We also offer a resource library, periodic conferences, and forums. Download our brochure, “Help After Suicide.”
SOS support meetings have been suspended due to COVID 19. However, we are having virtual support group meetings the second and fourth Tuesday of every month. Please call 608-280-2435 if you are interested in attending.
SOS Support Group Newsletters
PROPs, short for Promoting Recovery From Onset of Psychosis, is a Coordinated Specialty Care recovery-oriented, evidenced based program for teens and young adults, ages 15-25, who have experienced their first episode psychosis (FEP).
PROPs teams use the Shared Decision Making Model where consumers and staff work together to develop a plan of care. Your tailored treatment plan is centered on your goals, dreams and ambitions.
PROPs staff members provide:
- Medication to help reduce psychotic symptoms
- Individual and group psychotherapy
- Case management
- Educational and vocational rehabilitation
- Peer support services
- Family education and support
- Must be between the ages of 15-25 at the time of referral.
- Must reside in Dane County.
- Must have experienced psychotic symptoms for longer than one week but less than three years.
- Must be experiencing psychosis that is not related to a medical condition, nor induced by drugs or alcohol.
802 East Gorham Street
Madison, WI 53703
Yahara House’s mission is to transform the lives of people living with mental illness by replacing despair, stigma and isolation with hope, dignity, and community. Much more than simply a program or a social service, Yahara House is a community of people who are working together to achieve some common goals:
- Assistance with educational goals.
- Develop self-esteem, confidence, & coping strategies.
- Connect with others & build a community.
- Members & staff work side-by-side in running of the Clubhouse.
- Find or return to paid work through Transitional Employment, Supported Employment & Independent Employment.
- Find & secure locally available resources.
- Live a life of respect and independence within the greater community.
Basic eligibility criteria includes:
- Dane County resident.
- At least 18 years old.
- Eligible for Medical Assistance; (MAPP, Badger Care, SSI), have the ability to self-pay for services, or agree to work with Yahara House/Journey Mental Health Center, and your Health Maintenance Organization to request commercial insurance payment for services
- Has a history of mental illness.
- Not pose a threat to the Clubhouse community.
- Adults enrolled in Comprehensive Community Services (CCS).
Yahara House Video Tour
Watch this video to learn more about Yahara House!
Since 1994, the Family Preservation Program has helped to keep families together and to keep children out of foster care. FPP provides intensive, in-home services for families with children between the ages of 0 and 12 who are at very high risk of out of home placement.
Families are seen daily for the first 14 days of the eight-week program. Staff are available on-call 24 hours a day.
Referrals come through Dane County Human Services. Because the Family Preservation Program is for crisis stabilization and safety, there is no waiting list. Interpreters are available in Spanish, Hmong and American Sign Language.
GROW is a Journey Mental Health Center program that offers mental health and substance use disorder services throughout a consumer’s lifespan, including a wide range of case management and therapies helping consumers to navigate the complex behavioral health system and increase their independence. GROW is a Comprehensive Community Services (CCS) Medicaid-funded program.
Only some people are eligible for GROW and CCS. Please call to learn more.
CBITS is a school-based, group and individual intervention for sixth-graders. It is designed to reduce symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression, and to improve functioning, grades and attendance and coping skills.
The CBITS program includes screening for depression and trauma symptoms using standardized measures. From this screening of past trauma and current post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms, some children are assigned to a 10-week group.
Follow-up measures are monitored to measure the symptom reduction in students. Since it’s launch in 2004, CBITS has shown to greatly reduce post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms for children in area schools. CBITS is partly funded by the United Way of Dane County.
Nelsie Stern: (608) 280-4795