Mental Health Case Management is the coordination of a variety of community services, monitoring the services, and advocating for individuals suffering from ongoing mental health issues (consumers). Case Management also can provide support for the families and friends of these people.
At SAM, it is our mission to assist consumers and their families effectively and efficiently to achieve the most independent and fulfilling lives possible within their communities. Case Managers provide assistance in identifying consumers' needs, goals, strengths/abilities, and preferences in their treatment and recovery. We take care to include our consumers' families, friends, and community in the process.
Case Management is divided into several sub-categories. The difference between these categories is largely the degree of support. Intensive Case Managers see fewer consumers more frequently than Resource Coordinators, while Blended Case Managers provide a hybrid level of case management.
Mental Health Case Management:
Different counties provide different sub-categories of case management. Please view the information on the SAM county sites (links below) for details for a specific county.
SAM provides this service in the following counties:
"If we need something, all we need to do is call SAM. They are a one-stop resource for human services in Clarion and Jefferson counties."
Joseph Gerzina, Education Consultant, Riverview Intermediate Unit #6, Clarion, Clarion County, PA
" SAM's support coordinators helped me with my first child and now they are assisting with my other son. "
Billie Jo Reed with her son Hunter Finland Knox, Clarion County, PA
"The creative team process at SAM helps Billy lead a fulfilling life...he enjoys going fishing and camping."
Billy Erwin, Clarion, Clarion County, PA
" I really like my new home. I take part in the Special Olympics and love bowling and swimming at the YMCA."
April Coudriet, consumer, Clarion, Clarion County, PA
"The services I receive through SAM allow me to keep living independently."
Ruth Ann Eckelberger with mentor Kari Smith, Clarion, Clarion County, PA
"SAM has been very reliable, resourceful, committed and responsive when it comes to John's care."
Sallie Lynagh, Mother of John Lynagh Orwigsburg, Schuylkill County, PA
" Just one year ago, I was homeless with five children. My case manager from SAM helped me find a home."
Kimberly Zamudio, consumer, with her daughters Kiley, left, and Olivia York, PA