Our Serial Inebriate Program (SIP) provides case management, transitional housing, and substance abuse treatment services in lieu of custody time for chronic inebriates. The program was initiated as a problem-solving effort to reduce the revolving door serial inebriate syndrome wherein chronic, homeless alcoholics go in and out of Detox Centers, County Jail, and local Emergency Rooms for the criminal offense of drunk-in-public.
Mental Health Systems, Inc. (MHS) was founded in 1978 to provide mental health and drug and alcohol rehabilitation services in an innovative and cost-effective manner. We continue to ensure that the delivery of these services conforms to the MHS core values. Our goal is to improve lives and instill hope by using new and creative treatment strategies while respecting time-proven methods of intervention. MHS is a Drug-Free workplace therefore all staff must comply with Drug-Free Workplace requirements regarding alcohol and drug use. MHS performs post-offer substance abuse testing on all employees. MHS provides a full range of benefits to regular employees. These benefits include paid vacation, sick time, and holidays, partially paid employee health insurance, flexible spending account, paid employee long-term disability insurance, an MHS funded profit sharing plan, and an individual employee-funded 403(b) plan. Eligibility for benefits is contingent upon employment status. Eligibility for employment with MHS requires satisfactory criminal background clearance including conviction records.
Case Managers act as liaisons between treatment providers and the client. Case Managers are responsible for intake and client need assessment, arrangement and coordination of comprehensive services, referral to AOD treatment and recovery services, monitoring and evaluation of client progress and changing client needs and client advocacy. The primary task of the Case Manager is assisting clients with the development of social and community support systems that provide treatment and recovery opportunities promote stability and enable the client the opportunity to find and continue employment. Case Managers offer their community outreach abilities and extensive knowledge of community resources and support as a primary means of assisting each client with achieving long-term recovery and employment.