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CBFS is a closed referral program, with the Department of Mental Health (DMH) being the only referring source.

Community Based Flexible Support (CBFS) services provide rehabilitation interventions and supports in partnership with clients and their families to promote and facilitate recovery. Services include, but are not limited to, interventions and supports that manage psychiatric symptoms in the community, restore or maintain independent living in the community, restore or maintain daily living skills, promote wellness and the management of medical conditions, and assist clients to restore or maintain and utilize the skills necessary to undertake employment.

I feel proud of what I have achieved... I have gained my freedom back.

- Chris, a CCBC client

Services provided:
  • Referral
  • Screening and Enrollment
  • Assessment
  • Individualized Action Plan (IAP)
  • Rehabilitation and Support Activities
  • Supervision
  • Housing
  • Co-occurring Mental Illness and Substance Abuse Services
  • Individual Placement and Support
  • Peer Support Services

CBFS services are designed to maximize flexibility, to strengthen consumer driven care and treatment planning, to integrate peer workers, and to develop and monitor client-focused outcomes.

Bridges to Recovery

CCBC provides CBFS services through our Bridges to Recovery program. This program serves as a stable, reliable structure, a bridge to support individuals with a serious mental illness as they safely move beyond the disabling power of their illness, to recovery. CCBC recognizes that the goal of rehabilitation and treatment is to assist each individual with serious mental illness on their own personal path of recovery toward their full participation in community life by supporting their goals in their living, learning, and working environments. Central to the values of CBFS is a belief that each individual has the potential to recover from the devastation that all too frequently accompanies serious mental illness.

The cornerstone for CCBC's Bridges to Recovery program include four critical organizing principles or "pillars" around which the service delivery structure is assembled. These include: 1) Rehabilitation, 2) Support, 3) Supervision, and 4) Housing.

Service Components Include:
  • A recovery oriented focus that embraces evidence based rehabilitation and treatment practices that respond to the expressed needs of clients and families.
  • A housing first approach that recognizes the importance of safe affordable housing as necessary for clients to gain the stability to embark on a journey of recovery.
  • Integration of CBFS with CCBC's continuum of care and with other key partners providing medical care, housing and natural supports to resond to the treatment, rehabilitation and support needs of each client.
  • A flexible team oriented approach that assigns each client to a Recovery Partnership Team consisting of a master's level mental health professional, certified peer specialists, recovery partnership counselors and other specialty services.

If you are having an emergency, or have any thoughts of harming yourself, please call 911 or go directly to the nearest emergency room.

More information about CBFS:

Kevin Medeiros, MA, MBA
Vice President, Community Rehabilitation & Treatment

1 Washington St. Taunton, MA 02780  |  Phone: 508-977-4088

Email us or use the form

kmedeiros@comcounseling.org