Transitional Programs

Frazier House

Overview

Valeo’s transitional program consists of one transitional home, Frazier House, which is a licensed residential care facility with sixteen (16) beds designed for transitional living for any adult individual who needs intensive support and structure while re-integrating to their community. We target anyone who lives, works or resides in Kansas, who suffer from a severe persistent mental illness, and who have shown the inability to maintain community tenure without the use of higher levels of structure such as State Psychiatric Hospitals or NFMHs. Our program acts as a diversion from these types of placements and supports reintegration while working towards independence. Medicaid covers the treatment services. A sliding scale applies for all others based on ability to pay. Individuals using Frazier House will be responsible for the monthly housing fees.

Our Team Approach and Program Philosophy

Our program philosophy is to provide a community-based service for adults needing support and structure while re-integrating into their community and working towards independence. Our role is to provide a safe, supportive place where individuals can stay after discharging from psychiatric hospitalization or NFMHs, or individuals at risk of losing community tenure due to decompensating from their mental illness. An individualized treatment plan is developed for everyone choosing to stay at our transitional house. The plan is based on that individual’s strengths, needs, abilities and preferences. We educate and offer wellness recovery action planning to all  individuals who choose to accept this.

Assessment of ongoing needs is done throughout the transitional stay with input between the persons served and treatment team. Referral to other services (either at Valeo or private community treaters) is done at the persons served request and staff recommendation.

Collaboration is considered essential to the treatment process, both in the person served/staff relationship and in the inclusion (as approved by the person served) of the family members, other care providers and community resources.

Admission Criteria

  • Any adult 18 years and over
  • A current Valeo BHC person served that meets SPMI or PRE (Rehab eligibility). Considerations will be made for out of county referrals.
  • Referral must be made by Primary Clinician or OSH Liaison and reviewed by Crisis Diversion Services Coordinator or Program Manager for appropriateness of admission
  • Is moderate to high risk for returning to psychiatric hospitalization without intensive support and structure as determined by the individual and the treatment team.
  • Understands and wants the service.
  • Has no, or few, other supports in place
  • Is not presenting with recent dangerous or assaultive behaviors, which may place staff or other individuals at risk for injury. Consultation needs to occur with CDS Coordinator or Program Manager to determine appropriateness and level of staffing for anyone with a history of dangerous or assaultive behaviors.
  • Not currently under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Is willing to work towards independent living and re-integration into the community
  • Fee Agreement for monthly housing fee
  • Admission will only take place Monday through Friday. Once referral is approved, admission will take place within 48 hours.

Services We Provide

  • Transitional stay – average length of 3-6 months in a safe and supervised environment.
  • Assistance with activities of daily living
  • Case Management to focus on individualized treatment plan
  • Daily groups available with emphasis on symptom management, stress management, education on mental illness, and medications, health and wellness, community resource acquisition, social and leisure activities.
  • Bilingual services (English/Spanish)
  • Access to Qualified Behavioral Health Practitioners daily; 24 hours
  • 24-hour in-house staff availability for support
  • Follow-up from transitional stay in the form of In-Home Support Services, Community Medication Outreach or Peer Support can be accessed.

How to Access Our Services

  • This service is a preplanned service. A written referral and review process are necessary prior to admission.
  • Contact our CDS Coordinator for availability Monday-Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm at 785-233-1730 ext. 4105
  • Submit a Crisis Diversion Service Referral to justify medical necessity of service
  • Submit a Fee Agreement
  • Services are located at 520 SW Frazier Street
  • Hours of operation are 24 hours a day 7 days a week, including holidays.

Who We Do Not Serve

  • Individuals presenting with recent history (6 months or less) of dangerous or assaultive behavior
  • Children (refer to Family Service & Guidance Center as alternative)
  • Individuals under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs
  • Individuals with known issues around Pedophilia (Due to residential neighborhood and commitment to neighbors)