SERVICE LOCATOR

GLOSSARY

Automated Community Connection to Economic Self Sufficiency (ACCESS) available online or through storefronts and drop-in centers. Services available may include Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Family Medicaid, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), and General program information.

Individuals 18+

The Adult Family Care Home is a residential home designed to provide personal care services to individuals requiring assistance. The provider must live in the home and offers personal services for up to 5 residents.

Housing services for individuals 18+ including but not limited to- rental assistance, utility assistance, first months rent/security deposits, household items needed to move in, mortgage assistance, loan assistance, etc.

Mental Health Services for individuals 18+ including but not limited to- mental health counseling, mental health evaluations, medical services, treatment, etc.

Supportive services provided to individuals 18+

Substance Abuse services for individuals 18+ including but not limited to- substance abuse counseling, substance use evaluations, medication assistance treatment, treatment, etc.

Collection and review of data used to develop individualized treatment plan to promote best opportunity for recovery from disease.

Assisted living facilities (ALF) provide full-time living arrangements in the least restrictive and most home-like setting. The basic services include but are not limited to: housing and nutritional meals; help with the activities of daily living like bathing dressing eating walking physical transfer giving medications or helping residents give themselves medications; arrange for health care services; provide or arrange for transportation to health care services; health monitoring; respite care; and social activities. Assisted living facilities are licensed and surveyed by the State of Florida.

Individual’s needs identified and linkage provided to resources within the community that can best meet those needs. Qualified and trained Case Managers monitor and deliver services.

Individuals under the age of 18

Housing services for individuals under the age of 18 years old including but not limited to- adoption services, foster home services, child protective services, housing assistance, etc.

Mental Health Services for individuals under the age of 18 including but not limited to- mental health counseling, mental health evaluations, medical services, treatment, etc.

Substance Abuse services for individuals under the age of 18 including but not limited to- substance abuse counseling, substance use evaluations, medication assistance treatment, treatment, etc.

Supportive services provided to individuals under the age of 18

Brief intensive mental health treatment services available 24 hours per day 7 days per week to address a crisis situation that might otherwise require hospitalization. Nonresidential services that meet a crisis need and are available 24 hours per day 7 days a week. Examples include mobile teams that can respond to emergency calls crisis telephone hot lines or emergency walk-in clinics.

Adults with severe and persistent mental illness can learn skills that will enable them to participate in social recreational and networking type activities.

Community-based residences for individuals exhibiting symptoms of mental illness who are in need of a structured living environment.

HIV counselling is a confidential dialogue between a client and a counselor aimed at enabling the client to cope with stress and take personal decisions related to HIV/AIDS. The counseling process includes evaluating the personal risk of HIV transmission and discussing how to prevent infection.

Provide funding for efforts by nonprofit providers, and State and local governments to quickly rehouse homeless individuals and families while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused to homeless individuals, families, and communities by homelessness; promote access to and effect utilization of mainstream programs by homeless individuals and families; and optimize self-sufficiency among individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

Any facility the primary purpose of which is to provide temporary or transitional shelter for the homeless in general or for specific populations of the homeless.

Series of activities assess needs plan for care link and coordinate with various service systems monitor service delivery and evaluate effect of services received. Usually offered to individuals being discharged from a hospital or crisis stabilization unit and who need services to remain stable in the community.

Focus is on reducing risk factors associated with progression of substance abuse and mental health problems. Early identification and support services such as short-term counseling and referral are critical. Services can be provided to both individuals and families.

Delivery of medications for the treatment of substance use or abuse disorders prescribed by a licensed health care professional. Must be coupled with clinical assessment and in conjunction with substance abuse treatment.

Includes primary psychiatric care therapy and medication administration provided by a licensed Florida practitioner. Services are designed to improve functioning or prevent further deterioration of persons with mental health or substance abuse problems.

Emotional, psychological, and social well-being

Adults participate in a team based approach with trained staff to strengthen and/or regain skills participate in pyscho-social rehabilitation and develop support systems to help them thrive in the community and achieve employment and other life goals.

Evaluations typically include answering questions about your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. You may be asked about your symptoms in more detail, such as how they affect your day-to-day life, what makes them better or worse, and whether and how you’ve tried to manage them on your own.

Regularly scheduled appointments in a therapeutic environment are designed to improve individual functioning and prevent further deterioration from substance abuse and mental health problems. Services may be provided in an individual or group setting.

Peer support is the process of giving and receiving encouragement and assistance to achieve long-term recovery. Peer supporters offer emotional support, share knowledge, teach skills, provide practical assistance, and connect people with resources, opportunities, communities of support, and other people.

Provides permanent housing within the community for individuals who have previously been homeless and have a mental illness. Supported housing and other recovery services are provided based on each participant’s individual needs.

Prevention services are provided to at-risk individuals who are identified as having minimal but detectable signs or symptoms foreshadowing mental disorders or substance use disorders. Target recipients of indicated prevention services are at-risk individuals who do not meet clinical criteria for mental health or substance abuse disorders. Indicated prevention services are designed to preclude forestall or impede the development of mental health or substance abuse disorders.

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Gaining and retaining hope, understanding of one’s abilities and disabilities, engagement in an active life, personal autonomy, social identity, meaning and purpose in life, and a positive sense of self Housing The construction and assigned usage of houses or buildings collectively, for the purpose of sheltering people, including but not limited to supportive housing, recovery housing, individual dwellings, housing for families, subsidized housing, etc.

Services delivered by a trained specialist including a Peer that provide education support and coaching to help individuals regain or develop skills to live work and learn successfully in the community.

Residential Treatment Facilities (RTF) are licensed structured rehabilitation-oriented group facilities that have 24-hour a day seven days per week supervision. Level II facilities house persons who have significant deficits in independent living skills and need extensive support and supervision.Room and Board

Non-medical settings designed to support recovery from substance use disorders, providing a substance-free living environment commonly used to help individuals transition from highly structured residential treatment programs back into their day-to-day lives (e.g., obtaining employment and establishing more permanent residence).

The United States Social Security Administration is an independent agency of the U.S. federal government that administers Social Security, a social insurance program consisting of retirement, disability, and survivor benefits.

Medication or a psychosocial counseling regimen assists individuals to withdraw from the physiological and psychological effects of the abuse of addictive substances. Residential detoxification and addiction receiving facilities use medical and clinical procedures for adults and children who have substance abuse problems. Facilities provide emergency screening evaluation short-term stabilization and treatment in a secure environment.

Use of psychoactive drugs, such as alcohol, pain medications, or illegal drugs.

Determines if you have a drug or alcohol addiction, assesses the extent or level of addiction, determines if there are any co-occurring conditions, including any physical or mental health concerns, as well as polydrug use, assesses how substance use affects your life, and allows the treatment team to establish a baseline and build a treatment plan for your needs and recovery.

Community based services are delivered in a work setting to provide regular contact with non-disabled co-workers and the public. Individuals work with a job coach for support if needed to maintain employment.

Provides services and assistance to enable individuals with substance abuse and mental illness to live in permanent housing of their choice.

Transitional housing (TH) is designed to provide homeless individuals and families with the interim stability and support to successfully move to and maintain permanent housing. Transitional housing may be used to cover the costs of up to 24 months of housing with accompanying supportive services. Program participants must have a lease (or sublease) or occupancy agreement in place when residing in transitional housing.




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