Community Support Services

Friendship Programs, Inc.'s Community Support Service provides assistance to adults experiencing mental illness to remain independent and active members of the community. Staff members work closely with participants and their identified supports to achieve their goals, develop a support system, organize the home environment, develop techniques to remain stable, coordinate communications among services, and provided educational opportunities. Services are provided in the community.

Community Support Service Offers:

  • One-on-one assistance with enhancing daily living skills; managing home environment; teaching of basic living and cleanliness skills;

  • Organizing and expanding social opportunities; developing crisis management skills; expanding available community resources;

  • Coordinating communication with doctors, psychiatrists, family, and friends; reviewing and/or obtaining benefits and assistance; developing and enhancing educational and job seeking skills; and providing medication education and information.

  • Goal-oriented and individualized support through assessment, planning, linkage, advocacy, coordination, and monitoring of activities for the individual.

  • Nursing Services are available to provide health assessment, monitoring and education.

  • Open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  • On-call phone coverage is available for emergency needs.

Enroll in Friendship Program

Referrals to become a participant at Friendship Program can be made by physicians, friends, family, social services, and other community agencies. Individuals concerned about their own well-being can refer themselves. To make a referral, call Friendship Program at (402) 393-6911 to set up an appointment with the Social Service Department.

Once a referral has been made, our case workers will arrange for a referral follow up and assessments. Through this process, Friendship Program can best fit the participant to the property services, needs, and goals to help them succeed.

Community Support Services can be paid for by private pay arrangement, Health and Human Service contracts, Region 6, and donations.