Community Stabilization Service
St.Amant’s Community Stabilization Service (CSS) works with adults with developmental disabilities, and their support network, to make life better, keep them in their homes and support them to live meaningful lives.
The service focuses on increasing quality of life and participation, as well as on creating new, meaningful possibilities for each person according to their desires and dreams.
The service is voluntary and uses a person-centered approach which respects that people have the right to be treated with dignity and respect and to have choice and control over their own lives.
It works in partnership with primary healthcare providers and is not an emergency service. The CSS team is made up of pharmacy, psychiatry, psychology, social work, and nursing professionals.
Who qualifies for this service?
Adults with a developmental disability who are supported by Community Living disAbility Services (CLdS) and who are at risk of losing their home or other community supports due to a change in behaviour.
CSS is a short-term service that typically takes three months. CSS supports agency-level capacity building through agency-specific education and training.
In-depth interdisciplinary assessment
The team meets with the person, their family, and agency to set goals that are realistic and meaningful to them. The team assesses the person’s strengths and areas for improvement/growth, based on an understanding of the priorities of the person, the family and/or the support network. This process includes some or all of the following activities: formal and informal assessments, observations, and interviews with the person and their support network.
The CSS team summarizes findings and recommendations into a report and reviews them with everyone involved.
The team offers mentorship, education, and consultation to the support network as they work toward their goals. The team reviews plans on a regular basis with the person and their support network to assess progress and to make adjustments as needed. During these reviews, the team discusses successes and explores how to overcome any barriers.
For more information contact St.Amant Central Intake at 204-258-7041 or firstname.lastname@example.org.