A new Crisis Stabilization-Transitional Living Center (CS-TLC) that provides support for people coping with mental illness will open in Ames in late November.
There will be an open house at the new facility at 124 S. Hazel St. in Ames on Tuesday, Oct. 23, from 4 to 6 p.m. The public is invited.
The CS-TLC is a cooperative program of Mary Greeley Medical Center, Story County and the Central Iowa Community Services mental health region. It will provide care and support services to persons with a diagnosis of mental illness or co-occurring diagnosis of mental illness and substance abuse.
Mary Greeley will oversee the CS-TLC. It will be staffed with psychiatric assistants from Mary Greeley who are trained in working with adults with mental illness in a community based setting.
An eight-bed facility, the CS-TLC is for people 18 and older who are referred by a provider from Mary Greeley, or from other medical and mental health provider locations.
There will be two levels of care. One level is for patients who need crisis stabilization due to experiencing a mental health emergency such as increased mental health symptoms or emotional distress. The other level of care is transitional living. This service is intended for individuals who have been in crisis and are now stabilized, but need more time to get supportive resources in place, such as housing, employment and ongoing counseling services.
The new CS-TLC facility will replace and expand the facility Mary Greeley has operated for several decades.
For more information, contact Mary Greeley Community Relations, (515) 239-2129.