The CCS Family Behavioral Health office in Olympia serves children and families in their homes and communities in Thurston, Mason, Grays Harbor, and Lewis Counties. In our work with kids, families and communities our priorities include:
Family Voice and Choice
The family is the center of the services we provide, and we work hard to ensure that the family’s voice is heard. Individuals who have experienced recovery from substance abuse, mental health concerns, and family problems are employed by CCS to help current client families navigate “the system”.
When other professionals are involved with kids and families, CCS workers engage them to create plans that help families in a variety of ways.
Involvement of natural supports
CCS works to strengthen connections between kids and their extended families and friends.
We work as a team with other supports, such as schools, churches, doctors and family members, to ensure that needs are met.
We believe that children, even those with high needs, do best in their communities when safety can be assured. We work with our families and partners to come up with innovative and creative ways to help kids and families remain safe and together.
We strive to provide services that take into consideration the uniqueness of every child and family.
Services are specific to the child and family.
It’s easy to talk about what’s going wrong, but it’s just as important to see what’s going right! We base service goals on existing strengths in children and families, and believe that building on strengths can help to solve problems.
We are there for the child and family, no matter what. We never give up.
Our services are planned to meet specific goals.
We provide services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and are available when we’re needed. We provide services in homes and communities – in places most comfortable for kids and families.
What We Do
Wraparound with Intensive Services
Wraparound is a consumer driven, community-based alternative to hospitalization and more restrictive care. It is not a set of “services” but a philosophy and team-based process driven by family voice. The process of Wraparound features team-based assessment, planning, action, and evaluation.
Behavioral Rehabilitation Services
Accessed through DSHS Division of Child and Family Services. BRS provides stabilization and permanency to children who have had difficulty in the foster care system in the past to help them reduce behavioral problems and reunify with their families or find other permanent homes.
In-home Behavioral Rehabilitation Services
Accessed through DSHS Division of Child and Family Services. BRS In-home services provide intensive support and stabilization to children who are state dependents in their own homes.
FAST (Family Access to Stabilization and Teaming)
Accessed through the DSHS Division of Child and Family Services. FAST provides intensive support services to families of children with complex needs who are at risk of out-of-home placement due to family crisis.
Crisis Family Intervention
Accessed through the DSHS Division of Child and Family Services, CFI is a brief intervention to help families who are dealing with conflict.
Provided in Thurston, Mason and Grays Harbor Counties. Wraparound brings teams that include professionals, family members and friends together to support multi-system involved kids. Community members, professional supports or families can refer to Wraparound. To make a referral, call the Olympia office.
Children’s Crisis Stabilization
Provided in Thurston and Mason Counties for Medicaid and Medicaid-eligible children and their families. Crisis stabilization services are designed to assist children who are experiencing mental health crisis to help them remain in their homes and avoid psychiatric hospitalization. Crisis services are referred through local hospital emergency departments, the RSN/DCFS Liaison, the Family Alliance for Mental Health, Behavioral Health Resources, Seamar Behavioral Health, and the Integrated Case Management Team.