The Clearfield-Jefferson Mental Health/Mental Retardation Program was established in July 1969. The purpose of the Program, as an office of County Government, is to assure services for those individuals with behavioral health, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and early intervention needs are available to residents of Clearfield and Jefferson Counties regardless of the individual’s or family’s ability to pay.
Since 2009 the Program has undergone significant changes. Through a strategic planning process, the Program has changed our name to Community Connections of Clearfield/Jefferson Counties, revised our mission, and moved our offices to DuBois. The mission of Community Connections is to provide the people of its communities with the resources needed to live meaningful lives.
Instead of providing services directly, most services are now provided through contracts with various local agencies. Many services are funded through the State’s Medical Assistance Program, some are covered by private health insurance, and others are available to individuals free of charge or based on the individual’s ability to pay.
Available services include but are not limited to:
- Information and referral
- Behavioral Health Case Management
- Home Based, Supported Living Services
- Vocational Rehabilitation Programs
- Child and Adolescent Service System Program (CASSP)
- Student Assistance Program
- Community Support Programs (CSP)
- Consumer Satisfaction Team (CST)
- Drop in Centers
- Mobile Crisis System
- Housing Support Services
- Representative Payee
- Support Coordination for persons with Developmental Disabilities
- Community Residential Living
- Adult Socialization Program
- Adult Developmental Day Program
- Early Intervention Service Coordination
- Home and Community Based Support
- Supported Employment Programs
- OBRA Specialized Service