Critical Time Intervention Program (CTI)

Assisting individuals with mental illness transition to the community.

The Center is collaborating with the UNC School of Social Work to assist individuals with mental illness in Orange and Chatham counties to 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.

Supported by a Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust grant, CTI, 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

Center Contacts:

Janice Bainbridge, MSW, LCSW, Team Leader

Nick Lemmon, MSW, LCSW-A

UNC School of Social Work contacts:

Bebe Smith, LCSW, 919.843.9682,
or Gary Cuddeback, PhD, MPH, at