Welcome to the USFDRC: Mental Health Services Command.

Certified Case Management Agency provider by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration

 

Who We Are?

 

The Mental Health Service Command (MHSC) is a branch of the United States Fire Department Reserve Corps is non-governmental, (NGO) not-for-profit, charitable, humanitarian, educational and public safety organization providing Mental Health Services throughout the State of Florida to individuals with disabilities, those with complex medical needs and serious mental health disorders, transitioning youth, court-involved individuals, children, adults, and veterans.

 

In Response to Covid-19, the United States Fire Department reserve Corps, (USFDRC) Mental Health Service Command, (MHSC) Now Offer TheraNest: HIPPA compliant video conferencing.

 

Although we are in a difficult time, remember to take care of your health and keep your scheduled appointments. Now we could connect with clients via TheraNest. If you have a scheduled in-office appointment at the MHSC, but cannot attend in person either because you have symptoms or because you do not want to be in public, please register at our Client Portal to switch your appointment to a TheraNest visit where you can connect from your home.

 

We welcome all people who can benefit from our services. We help people understand options in a dignified and respectful way. We provide quality information and helpful options that can guide people to resources of their choice; ultimately supporting their decisions to connect to available services.

 

Our Service Coordination provides quality case management services by helping people understand what their choices are and connecting them to resources in their communities in ways that respect their dignity and rights.

 

Our Mission:

“Living Recovery in the Present, Offering Hope for the Future”

 

Our Motto:

“Like a Phoenix Rising from the Ashes”

Certified Targeted Case Management Agency provider by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration

 

What is Targeted Case Management?:

Targeted Case Management (TCM) services by manages multiple resources to our clients. It is designed to help persons to gain access to appropriate and necessary medical services and interrelated social and education services.

 

Role of Our Targeted Case Managers:

Our Targeted Case Managers facilitate the community-based assessment and planning process by working with individuals, families, service providers, and other agencies and individuals to create an individualized plan based on a comprehensive assessment of needs for each person. In addition, case managers assist individuals and/or parents or guardians in navigating the service system.

Typical responsibilities of targeted case managers include:

  • Assessing needs and completing a comprehensive assessment
  • Developing an individualized plan (IP), including a crisis plan
  • Referral for services
  • Coordination of services
  • Ongoing monitoring to assess the consumer’s safety, well-being, and stability, as well as monitoring the progress toward the goals identified in their individualized plan (IP).

 

Core Operating Values:

Our core operating values guide the way in which our board of governor’s directors, employees, and reservists’ volunteers want the community to experience our organization. We want to be known as resourceful, educated, and respectful. We want to demonstrate daily excellence by embracing and living out these core operating values in the way we work.

  • People come first: Show respect and honor for ALL people in words and actions.
  • We drive solutions: Persistently seek opportunities and overcome obstacles. Navigate systems masterfully to make possibilities a reality.
  • We build connections: Because relationships are the foundation of our work, we share strong working relationships with each other and with those outsides of our organization.
  • We educate: Raise awareness in communities to appreciate the similarities and unique gifts of each person. Explore choices with people we support.

Core Competencies:

  • Relationships: At Service Coordination we operate with an understanding that it is primarily through effective relationships that we can achieve positive change on the individual and systems levels.
  • Navigational Expertise: At Service Coordination we listen closely to individuals telling us their dreams and goals. With that knowledge and our expertise, we provide resources, connections, and linkages to make dreams a reality.

 

Theory of Action:

The following principles and beliefs guide the development of our programs and operations:

  • It takes great expertise to find resources and to connect people to them. Success results from the quality of abundant creativity and resourcefulness.
  • Positive working relationships reflect the commitment that we have to each other, the organization, and the people we support. Solid relationships are built upon trust and mutual respect.
  • As a mobile workforce based in the communities of the people we serve, we focus our abilities to affect positive change in systems and within communities.
  • All persons should be able to make choices that affect their lives. Our role is to help people discover and explore possibilities, weighing the value of all available options.
  • With an increased understanding of people with differences comes an appreciation of the value all people bring to their communities.
  • As a strength-based, person-centered organization, we engage the people we support, their families, our staff, and others in making decisions, developing processes, and creating the structures that support the highest quality case management services.

 

Primary Customers:

Our primary customers are people we support and their families needing case management services.

 

Supporting Partners:

We work collaboratively with a wide variety of supporting partners to carry out our mission. Supporting partners include but are not limited to:

  • Community leaders
  • Elected officials
  • Federal, state and local government agencies
  • Individual donors
  • Media personalities and journalists
  • Nonprofit community organizations
  • Professionals including; educators, lawyers, medical personnel, police, and firefighters
  • Service Coordination Board members
  • Service Coordination staff
  • Universities, Colleges and School Systems
  • Volunteers

 

Benefits of Personalized Case Management

  • Provides case management processes and solutions that are appropriate for the patient
  • Allows for integration of the needs of individuals
  • Enables modifications based on outcomes analysis
  • Creates program flexibility
  • Gives case managers greater creative control over their process

 

Targeted Case Management for Children

 

Who qualifies?

  • Children ages 0 to 17 with:
  • Behavioral or emotional difficulties at home and/or school; or
  • A diagnosis that is not a developmental challenge; or
  • Destructive behaviors that could cause self-harm or harm to others.

 

What to expect:

Our goal is to empower you to be your child’s greatest advocate and to safely work through challenges even if every day feels like another crisis so your child can remain at home and school (when appropriate).

 

We can meet with your child at home, school, or daycare – wherever it’s most convenient and comfortable.

 

Working together, we’ll assess your child’s needs and develop a personalized plan to:

  • Help your family work through tough challenges and reach goals
  • Advocate for your child’s mental health needs
  • Build strategies to handle challenging behaviors and situations
  • Manage stress and frustrations

We’ll also connect you with deeper resources including:

  • Counseling
  • Behavior analysis
  • Psychological or psychiatric evaluations
  • Monthly medication check-ins with your child’s doctor
  • Mentoring

 

Targeted Case Management for Adults

Who qualifies Adults (18+) with:

  • Involvement in a DCF behavioral health program
  • A behavioral health diagnosis

 

What to expect:

We’ll empower you to navigate the complex system of care to access resources, from understanding your insurance benefits to building your support system and finding a health care provider.

 

Working together, we’ll develop a personalized plan to:

  • Set and reach goals
  • Find peace and stability
  • Advocate for your needs
  • Build strategies to handle stressful situations
  • Connect you with deeper resources including:
  • Counseling
  • Behavior analysis
  • Psychological or psychiatric evaluations
  • Monthly medication check-ins with your child’s doctor
  • Mentoring

 

 

Certified Community Behavioral Health Services Agency provider by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration

 

We are offering comprehensive behavioral health and addiction treatment services for children, adolescents, adults, and families.

 

  • Experienced: We have been providing behavioral health services with highly experiences professionals, working with people of all ages and backgrounds.
  • Compassionate: We offer accessible, person-focused services that are respectful of individual experiences and capabilities.
  • Evidence-Based: Our programs all incorporate practices that are shown to be effective through rigorous research and evaluation.
  •  Knowledgeable: Our providers are highly trained, and their expertise, skill, and professionalism are recognized throughout our community.
  • Responsive: Our 24/7 goal is to provide the right care, at the right time, in the right place.
  • Community-Based: We provide services in a variety of settings, including the home, at schools, at Primary Care Provider locations, and our locations.

 

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES FOR EVERYONE:

Our skilled staff encompasses the broad scope of behavioral health disciplines with expertise in a wide range of evidence-based practices.

 

Program Overview

  • We offer a variety of programs for children adolescents, adults, elders, and their families.
  • Our approach is strength-based, positive, and goal-directed.
  • Treatment plans are designed in collaboration with clients, their families, their medical healthcare providers, and other natural supports and community resources.

Treatment Works

  • Evidence-based practices guide our work. These practices are established by rigorous scientific research and have been proven effective in achieving positive behavioral health outcomes.
  • We believe treatment and recovery are ongoing processes in which choice, education, advocacy, and hope are key elements.

Your Next Step

  • We provide treatment services where and when they are needed at our offices, schools, Primary Care locations, transitional housing sites, businesses, and community centers.
  • Medicaid and most major insurances are accepted. No insurance? We will help you figure it out.
  • Contact us with questions and to schedule appointments.

For services or additional information, please contact:

Tameca N. Harris-Jackson, Ph.D., MSW, LICSW

Special Adviser to the

Mental Health Services Command

E-Mail: tnharris-Jackson@usfdrc.org

Tel: 1 (321) 332-7100 Ext. 551

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