Assisting individuals with mental illness transition to the community
The Center is collaborating with Cardinal Innovations Healthcare and the NC Division of Mental Health to assist individuals with mental illness in Orange, Chatham,Alamance, Pearson, and Caswell counties as they transition from institutions, such as prisons, shelters and hospitals, to the community.
Critical Time Intervention (CTI) works in two primary ways: by providing emotional and practical support during the critical time of transition and by strengthening the individual’s long-term ties to services, family, friends and the community.
CTI is an evidence-based practice program focuses on services such as housing, access to psychiatric and medical care, and substance abuse treatment; independent living skills; money management; and access to benefits
Janice Bainbridge, MSW, LCSW, Team Leader