Easterseals Louisiana assists individuals living with chronic mental illness by providing safe and affordable housing and mental health stability with the goal of improving function within a community, social interaction, employment, and gaining independence. Our trained mental healthcare staff understands the needs and challenges faced by individuals living with mental illness.
Easterseals' Mental Health Services specifically target children and adults living with severe and persistent mental illness, who appear to be eligible for Medicaid/SSI benefits based on their income, but who have otherwise failed to qualify for those benefits on their own. An Easterseals mental healthcare staff member will guide individuals with mental illness through the application process and follow through with the person in need to ensure that the desired services and resources are obtained.
Easterseals Louisiana's Mobile Crisis Services are responsible for answering a 24-hour crisis call line that ensures appropriate clinical services are initiated and implemented to resolve the child/youth/family or adult’s crisis. If the crisis is severe an activation of the CART or MACS mobile team may be necessary to provide clinical consultation to ensure the identified crisis is resolved.
The mobile crisis team provides the following services:
Face to Face Assessment – a community-based evaluation to determine the nature of the crisis, contributing factors, and the assets/resources of the individual and/or family. From this assessment, a formulation of recommendations for continued care and follow-up treatment is created.
In-Home/Community Intervention – time limited intensive intervention in the home of the adult /child with the purpose of stabilizing the immediate crisis.
Consultation/Support - our team provides support over the phone to clients and monitors their progress and ability to follow through with identified safety plan steps. Phone consultations may also include referrals to clinicians or treatment providers.
Case Review - Easterseals Louisiana works in tandem with clinics or other health providers to review assessments, safety plans and to develop follow-up plan(s) for each of our clients.