Programs and Services
CONSUMER SUPPORT SERVICES
Wicomico Behavioral Health Authority helps consumers of the public behavioral health system who receive behavioral health treatment and rehabilitation services within the fee-for-service network. Consumers can request this help via a “Consumer Support” Application.
Types of Assistance: Pharmacy assistance, transportation to behavioral health-related appointments, laboratory costs related to behavioral health treatments, and other support needs that help to achieve or stabilize community placement, which include one-time annual help with first month’s rent, security deposit, utility turn on or deposit, basic household goods to establish a residence, or past due utility, rent, or mortgage if the applicant can show sustainability, referred to as a “special needs.”
Consumer Support Funds: available to help mental health consumers of the Public Mental Health System (PMHS) maintain or access community placement (one-time per 12 months). Eligible examples include: security deposit or first month’s rent, utility turn on and/or deposit, past due rent or utility bills, etc. Laboratory Assistance – funds for uninsured consumers of the PMHS for blood tests necessary to monitor psychiatric medications. Pharmacy Assistance- funds for uninsured consumers of the PMHS for psychiatric medications.
Shelter Plus Care Housing Program: Permanent supportive housing program for homeless PMHS consumers who have a serious mental illness, and are currently incarcerated or have recently been released due to misdemeanor charges.
All applications must be completed by a provider and are subject to evaluation and approval. Incomplete applications will be denied and returned. Anyone interested in the program, should contact their behavioral health provider for a referral. For more information call 410-543-6981.
Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM)
Wicomico Somerset CISM Team 410-543-6981; after hours emergency 410-543-6996
CISM offers victims, survivors, witnesses, first responders and care givers disaster response by offering:
- Prevention education and training.
- Intervention to help reduce long term impact by quickly dealing with symptoms.
- Help returning to normal habits.
- Individual help for those who may need extra attention
CISM services are available before, during, and after an event that can cause emotional distress to those exposed to the event.
- Multi-casualty incident
- Death of a child
- death of a first responder
Prevention, Intervention, and Recovery Services
Narcan Training: Save a Life! Learn how to respond to an overdose. Click here to register.
Jail Mental Health: Provides mental health services at both the Wicomico County Detention Centers.
Wellness and Recovery Program: Lower Shore Friends, Inc. is a wellness and recovery center that provides peer support and advocacy for individuals living with mental illness in Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester Counties.
Minority Youth Mental Health Outreach Services: outreach and education provided to youth, parents, child-serving agencies, and the faith-based communities in Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester Counties to increase the understanding and reduce the stigma of receiving mental health services.
Targeted Case Management: Assessment, Planning, Linkage, Follow-up, and Advocacy for individuals who meet priority population criteria.