CIS - Community Intervention Services
Our Community Intervention Services (CIS) human services line consists of three different community-based programs; CIS: Prevention and Outreach, CIS: Specialized Case Management Services, and CIS: Specialized Trauma-Focused and Person-Centered Therapy.
CIS: Prevention and Outreach
Our community workers have unique knowledge of mental health issues and services, struggles involving drug and alcohol abuse and addiction, housing issues and homelessness prevention services, education and resources for harm reduction, and community and government resources to fight food insecurity These CIS workers can unite delivery systems, organizations that provide services to the people who need those services. The community worker dives into underserved neighborhoods as a link between valuable resources and services to an individual who may otherwise go unnoticed. Often, those services include treatment for mental and emotional health issues, physical ailments, and/or addiction. Another component of this program is our series of psychoeducational groups that we facilitate throughout the Lehigh Valley that are hosted by our community partners such as New Bethany Ministries, The Palmer Recover Center, and Lehigh Valley Drug and Alcohol Intake Unit.
CIS: Specialized Case Management Servies
Our case managers provide effective recovery-focused support for individuals in the Lehigh Valley area who have a substance abuse disorder or are exhibiting co-occurring disorders across a continuum of services. Our program specializes in serving victims of human trafficking while ensuring that all individuals who need substance use and specialized care are provided with the same amount of support and care. The program works with the existing human services systems to prevent and/or avoid potentially unnecessary incarceration, aid in successful re-entry from prison to decrease recidivism while providing trauma-informed care, and a seamless continuum of care. ASPIRE will do this through a diversified approach that will infiltrate areas of the Lehigh Valley that are not currently being researched or analyzed to identify individuals who have used drugs and alcohol, have been a part of the criminal justice system or at risk of doing so, and those who may have been trafficked.
CIS: Specialized Trauma-Focused and Person-Centered Therapy
This program brings specialized therapy to individuals who are being trafficked, have been trafficked in the past or who are at risk of becoming trafficked by partnering with community partners. Due to the unique needs of our clients, this specialized service line brings therapy services and mental health support to the clients that we strive to support by creating strong community partnerships that will host our therapists at their location thereby allowing us to create a consistent therapy schedule.