FRANKLIN S. DUBOIS CENTER

Description:

Franklin S. DuBois Center (FSDC) serves Greenwich and the greater Stamford/Norwalk area.  The Community Services Division (CSD) in Stamford is located here. FSDC is responsible for providing ongoing, individualized treatment to persons living in the community with severe behavioral health disorders who are publicly insured, uninsured and in some cases underinsured. All services offered at the F. S. DuBois Center are aligned with the Commissioner’s initiative to move our practice to one offering Community Support and Recovery Pathways.  At the end of the day, people ought to have more advanced skills for self-management.  Within many areas of service at FSDC, Peers have become integral components.  Person-centered care is a given and evidence-based practices are growing. FSDC provides crisis intervention, respite hospitalization, outpatient programs, and case management services to those with mental health or substance abuse issues. Spanish/English, bilingual Case Managers and Supervisors are on staff.

Acronym:
DMHAS; Atl. Names: FSDC or SOUTHWEST CONNECTICUT MENTAL HEALTH SYSTEM (SWCMHS) or COMMUNITY OUTPATIENT SERVICES DIVISION
Phone:
(203) 388 1600 - Main
(203) 358 8500 - Crisis Programs
Fax:
203-388-1681
Website:
http://www.ct.gov/dmhas/cwp/view.asp?a=2946&q=379844
Updated:
July 12, 2018
Physical Address:
780 Summer Street
Stamford, CT 06905 Google Map
Open Hours:
MON-FRI, 8 - 4 Crisis Programs, 8 - 6 MOBILE CRISIS UNIT - 24/7
Contacts
Name:
Miriam Delphin-Rittmon
Position:
Comissioner
Notes:

Serving the towns of Byram, Cos Cob, Darien, East Norwalk, East Portchester, Georgetown, Glenbrook, Glenville, Green Farms, Greenwich, New Canaan, Noroton, Noroton Heights, Norwalk, Old Greenwich, Riverside, Rowayton, Saugatuck, South Norwalk, Springdale, Stamford, Weston, Westport, and Wilton.

Programs:

  • THE WELCOMING AND IMMEDIATE SERVICE CENTER (WIS) – The focus of work in this sector is facilitating quick access to basic need services such as medical, employment and financial while engaging individuals in a shared assessment of their behavioral health care issues and the treatment and/or referral options available to them.
  • CRISIS SERVICES – Mobile Crisis Services provide prompt and free mental health care to adults in urgent need.  Telephone calls are directly answered by expert clinicians.  No appointments are necessary for walk-in visitors.  “House calls” and other “on scene” visits are readily available upon request.  Short-term counseling bridges new clients to their first appointment at the Welcoming and Immediate Services Center.  Mobile Crisis Services also provide close follow-up support for persons assisted by “first responders” (police, fire fighters and EMS). Download SWCMHS Mobile Crisis Brochure
  • RECOVERY SERVICES & COMMUNITY SUPPORT SERVICES
  • JAIL DIVERSION  Staff is specially trained to evaluate individuals with behavioral health issues who are arrested.  They are assigned to the courts in Stamford and Norwalk with the objective of linking those arrested and diagnosed with behavioral health disorders to appropriate mental health services when possible rather than incarceration. See also, STAMFORD AIC – FORENSIC HEALTH SERVICES
  • CARE MANAGEMENT –  The program objective is to increase the likelihood of successful living in the community.
  • REHABILITATION SERVICES (RS) includes Supported Employment, Supported Education, Life Skills Training, and Peer Support services.
  • LIFE SKILLS TRAINING designed for individuals who would like to learn skills to help them become more independent and lead enriched, satisfying lives in their communities.  Skills taught include: money management, grocery shopping, cooking, maintaining a safe living environment, how to participate effectively in the recovery planning process, how to access community resources, and many more.

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