We offer a number of specialty programs for children and adults across our service area. Please note while some programs are available in all counties currently served by Wabash Valley Alliance, others are only available in certain counties or through specific office locations.
- Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Team
The ACT model is indicated for adults with severe and persistent mental illnesses that produce distress and major functional disability in adult role functioning (self-care, social and interpersonal relationships, employment, and navigating the community). This model includes a combination of intensive therapy, medication management, and case management services utilizing a multidisciplinary team approach. These individuals may have had multiple hospital admissions or frequent involvement with law enforcement.
In order to be considered for the ACT team, individuals should meet the diagnostic criteria for one of the following:
- Schizoaffective Disorder
- Bipolar Disorder with severe with psychotic features
- Major Depression with psychotic features
While individuals may qualify diagnostically they also MUST have failed at traditional outpatient therapy and case management services. Due to the intensive nature of the ACT model, individuals must live in Tippecanoe County in order to receive services from the ACT Team.
- Batterer’s Intervention Program (BIP)
BIP serves residents of Jasper and Newton counties through the our Rensselaer location. BIP is a 26 week comprehensive community based program for intervention in domestic abuse cases. BIP focuses on victim safety as the first priority, establishing accountability for batterers and promoting a coordinated community response to domestic violence.
The program is designed to help participants in the following ways:
- Gain practical information on how to change abusive and controlling behavior
- Increase willingness to change abusive behavior
- Develop understanding that acts of violence can be related to attempts to maintain control over partners
Any adult male with a history of domestic violence is welcome to attend. Participants in the program must be 18 or older and can be court ordered or mandated by DCS to attend. The cost is $25 per class. Additional fees apply.
- Beyond the Violence
Beyond The Violence is a grant funded free service available to all victims of domestic violence and sexual assault and their families. Beyond the Violence serves the Fountain and Warren County areas through our Attica location. Services include:
- Prevention education
- Case management
- Support group at the local women’s safe house
- Domestic violence/sexual assault advocacy 24 hours a day
- Legal advocacy
- Access to the 911 cell phone program
- Assistance with writing protection orders
The program’s flex fund can offer assistance with a variety of things, including, but not limited to, paying a portion of a retainer fee for an attorney, putting a deposit on an apartment or utilities, or paying bus ticket to relocate to a safe place. Funds are raised through the annual Chocolate Festival.
- Bridges to Community Living
The Bridges to Community Living program consists of the Hybrid Program, Cluster Program, and Clubhouse and is available in Tippecanoe County.
The Hybrid Program admits individuals being discharged from state hospitals or those with a high incidence of recidivism, individuals who are at risk of being homeless because of their inability to meet the expectations of their housing lease, and those who have frequent legal contacts with law enforcement. Individuals admitted to the program typically have a diagnosis of Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, or other psychotic disorder. The goal of this program is to teach skills necessary for independent living to individuals who require intensive coaching to successfully function within the community. Individuals share a four bedroom home with three other individuals. Staff coverage is provided from 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM.
The Cluster Program is similar to the Hybrid Program with the primary difference being residents of the cluster program reside in their own apartment and can receive daily contact from service providers.
The Clubhouse offers a fun, comfortable, warm atmosphere where individuals with mental illness can join others in building relationships. There are resources available for individuals to be able to access the internet and e-mail (Clerical Unit), learn how to budget, prepare and serve meals (Kitchen Unit), and learn healthy eating habits along with light exercise (Healthy Living). There are also additional activities planned for participants throughout the year, such as an annual yard sale.
- Child Advocacy Center (CAC)
The CAC is a resource provided in coordination with law enforcement and Department of Child Services (DCS) in Jasper and Newton Counties through our Rensselaer location. Other counties can be served upon DCS request. The CAC conducts forensic interviews with children between the ages of three to seventeen who have reported instances of sexual abuse/assault, physical abuse, and in some instances have witnessed a crime. The children and their families are referred to mental health services if necessary.
- Compass Program
The Compass Program is a new case management program for individuals who have previously been homeless, but now have housing. The goal of the program is to connect individuals to needed services and maintain housing. These services are available to residents of Tippecanoe County.
- Entitlement Services Program
The Entitlement Services Program assists WVA clients in pursuing state and federal entitlements. State and Federal entitlement categories include: Medicaid, HIP, Food Stamps, Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income. Staff help clients complete the application, file appeals and may attend appeal hearings when needed. Staff are trained and certified as Navigators for the state of Indiana and are also able to help clients to navigate the Affordable Care Act's healthcare.gov website if they do not qualify for one of the Medicaid programs. Entitlement services are available in all counties currently served by Wabash Valley Alliance.
- Gatekeeper Transitional Services
Gatekeeping services focus on assisting individuals transitioning into or out of institutional settings, including state hospitals. The gatekeeper assigned to work with these individuals will assist with linkage to resources and ensure a safe transition back into the community. Mental health providers and/or state operated facilities are responsible for connecting individual with gatekeeping services when relevant. Gatekeeping services are available in all counties currently served by Wabash Valley Alliance.
- Greenleaf Custodial Services
Greenleaf Custodial Services provides Representative Payee services for individuals who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and/or Social Security Disability (SSD) and require assistance in managing their benefits. This service is provided exclusively to individuals who are already enrolled in Wabash Valley Alliance services. Referrals are made by Wabash Valley Alliance staff, and services are provided once an application is submitted to and approved by the Social Security Administration. Greenleaf Custodial Services are available in all counties currently served by Wabash Valley Alliance.
- Path Program
This is a grant program that serves people who are experiencing homelessness in Tippecanoe County. The goal of the program is to make connections with the individual, assess their needs and make needed referrals to address mental health, physical issues, housing and entitlements. Path case managers work on eliminating barriers and connecting individuals to Lafayette Transitional Housing to address their housing needs.
- Tippecanoe Villa
Tippecanoe Villa is a county operated Assisted Living Facility located in West Lafayette. This facility provides meals, assistance with laundry and cleaning, scheduled activities, and nursing staff who manage medications. The program schedule includes weekly physical wellness groups, social skills training sessions, and activities to improve daily living. Wabash Valley Alliance provides case management for residents who qualify. Individuals must meet the following criteria in order to qualify:
- Must be at least 18 years old
- Must have a primary mental health diagnosis
- Must be willing to attend, participate, and contribute to the program
- Transitional Case Management Program
The Transitional Case Management Program is designed to serve individuals between the ages of 18 to 24 who need assistance with transitioning from our adolescent treatment programs into adult services. The primary focus of this program is teaching skills with the goal of living independently within the community. Transitional case managers teach and help clients practice skills needed to maintain an apartment and socially connect with the community. Transitional case management services are available to residents of Tippecanoe County.
- Transitional Group Home
The transitional group home is a Lafayette area residence for individuals who are in need of a supportive living environment as a move toward greater independence. Residents are taught skills such as cooking, budgeting, and the use of community resources. Admission into the program is voluntary, and individuals must meet the following criteria in order to qualify:
- Must be at least 18 years old
- Must have a primary mental health diagnosis
- Must demonstrate need for structure and supervision in order to meet identified treatment goals related primarily to activities of daily living
Please note exclusionary criteria may apply. Contact Dan Diamond, the program coordinator, for more information regarding specific services offered and associated fees.
- Valley Enterprises (VE)
VE is a an employment services program, funded by Vocational Rehabilitation, which specializes in assisting individuals with a mental health diagnosis in obtaining and maintaining employment in the local community. This service is available to residents of Tippecanoe County.
VE offers the following services:
- Help locating potential employers including those willing to consider applicants with a criminal background
- Help constructing and/or revising resumes
- Assistance submitting applications
- Aid in preparing for interviews
- Assistance maintaining current employment through on- or off-site job coaching and support
Individuals interested in services can call 765-250-5330 or ask their WVA provider to make a referral.
- Wraparound Services
Wraparound is a planning process that coordinates family-driven, strengths-based, individualized care for children between the ages of 6 to 17 with serious emotional disturbances. Formal and informal community providers come together as a team to assist the family in achieving positive outcomes. The team helps identify strategies related to behavioral health support, crisis planning, and parent education. Wraparound often occurs in conjunction with other mental health treatment, although this is not required. Youth must meet the following criteria in order to qualify:
- Demonstrate high level of need in the areas of anxiety, trauma, sexually maladaptive behaviors, conduct, or psychosis
- At least two qualifying mental health diagnoses
- ADHD or substance abuse cannot be the primary diagnosis
- Deemed safe to live in the community
Please note additional criteria may apply.
Wraparound is offered through Children’s Mental Health Wraparound, a Medicaid funded program or the Children’s Mental Health Initiative, a state funded program for youth without Medicaid. Wraparound services are available in all counties currently served by Wabash Valley Alliance.
If you have questions or would like to make a referral, please call the access site line at 765-446-6497.