Home-Based Services

Home-Based Services


Intensive Family Support Services (IFSP) are provided to young people and families for whom more intensive interventions are indicated. Meetings typically occur 1-3 times per week in the family’s home to aid in keeping youth and families safely together. Our staff is trained to provide 24-hour crisis intervention and targeted interventions to assist with self-harmful behaviors, severe depression, aggression, substance abuse, trauma, and defiant behaviors. Our staff is also trained to assist with youth transitioning from hospitalizations, residential care, inpatient substance abuse treatment, and foster care.


Intensive Home-Based Treatment (IHBT) is a mental health service designed to meet the needs of youth with serious emotional disturbances who are at risk of out-of-home placement or who are returning home from placement. The goal of IHBT is to provide the necessary mental health services and supports to enable youth to live in their homes in the least restrictive, most normative setting possible. IHBT services are provided in the home, school, and community where youth live and function. These services focus on the mental health issues that put the youth at risk while promoting positive development and healthy family functioning.

IHBT integrates core mental health services (community psychiatric supportive treatment, behavioral health counseling and therapy, mental health assessment, and crisis response) into one seamless service. Service is flexibly delivered at a time that is convenient for the entire family and is available around the clock.


Multisystemic Therapy (MST) is an evidence-based program that targets serious juvenile offenders. The program works specifically with Franklin County Children Services (FCCS), Franklin County Juvenile Court, and the Franklin County ADAMH Board.  The MST program is designed to address a youth's mental health, behavioral, and/or substance abuse issues. Treatment interventions work to strengthen the relationship between youth and parent while decreasing delinquent and defiant behavior.  MST provides intensive (2-4 hours/week), in-home and in-community services, including 24-hour crisis intervention, to youth and families struggling with the challenges of legal behaviors, substance abuse, oppositional behaviors, and severe family conflict.


Functional Family Therapy (FFT) is an evidenced-based program effective with youth struggling with behavioral or emotional problems.  This program works specifically with Franklin County Children Services (FCCS), Franklin County Juvenile Court, and the Franklin County ADAMH Board.  FFT is a short-term, intensive, high-quality intervention program with an average of 12 to 14 sessions over three to five months.  FFT works primarily with 11 to 18-year-old youth, and their families, who have been referred due to behavioral or emotional problems by the juvenile justice system, mental health, school, or child welfare systems.  Services can be conducted in both clinic and home settings, and can also be provided within schools, child welfare facilities, probation and parole offices, aftercare systems, and mental health facilities.


Our Somali Outreach Program provides culturally specific, intensive, and non-intensive clinical and case management services. Through the use of Somali-speaking interpreters and trained staff, we provide support for Somali youth and families struggling with symptoms related to loss, trauma, and resettlement, as well as issues common to the process of merging two or more cultures. This program also connects Somali families to community resources specific to their needs. Our staff has been trained to provide 24-hour crisis support and intervention.