Community Support Program (CSP)
This program strives to instill wellness to individuals living in the community.
About this program
The Community Support Program (CSP) assists individuals with mental health issues in achieving and sustaining the highest quality of life consistent with their abilities, needs, personal ambitions, and available resources. The program strives to instill wellness to individuals living in the community.
The Community Rehabilitation Treatment (CRT) Client Handbook from the Department of Mental Health (DMH).
The agency’s Supported Employment program uses an evidence-based Individual Placement and Support (IPS) model, focusing on the strengths, talents, skills and preferences of adults within our Community Support Program. Using this concept, Vocational Staff works with clients to identify, achieve, and maintain goals, including paid employment. Vocational services offered to CSP consumers include:
The Community Support Program (CSP) program embraces the philosophy that physical health is an important component of overall health. Clients are encouraged to engage in activities that promote physical as well as mental health. All members of the CSP team work to assist clients to identify measures to decrease physical risk factors and to engage in activities that promote physical health.
Within the CSP Wellness Program there are four levels of care: individual, group, program and community.
The program has a designated nurse who works to promote physical health on 4 levels:
1. On an individual level:
- Personalized health coaching
- Diet and exercise planning
- Wellness plan development
- Social integration in the community
2. On A Group Level:
- Social integration fitness groups- VTC, walking group
- Health and nutritional support
- Smoking cessation supports
3. On A Program Level:
- Coordination of Wellness Plan with Case Managers and support staff
- Provide education on health issues
- Assist in coordinating health activities.
4. On A Community Level:
- Coordination with other heath care providers in the community
- Advocate for client to promote wellness
- Communicate regarding health needs of clients
- Foster an integrated approach to wellness for CSP clients.
The memorial garden at 24 South Main Street in Randolph, began many years ago as a way to remember clients and friends that are no longer with us. Every year a ceremony is held to remember those that have passed and commemorate their lasting impacts on lives in the community. The ceremony is an open space for all clients, family, staff and community members who wish to join.
The 2022 Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony for Clara Martin Center was held on the Vermont Technical College campus on Thursday, November 9th to honor employees for their dedicated years of service.
Clara Martin Center is the first community mental health agency in Vermont to have been designated a CCBHC after receiving an initial two-year CCBHC Expansion grant from SAMHSA in 2021.
Clara Martin Center is seeking submissions for their sixth annual art/poetry show entitled “Stronger Together: Celebrating Creativity in Mental Health, Wellness and Recovery.”