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Our CARE Approach

As a leader in mental and behavioral health care, we understand that CARE is more than a service, it is an approach. Successful CARE can only be accomplished if it is Coordinated, Appropriate, Responsive, and Effective. CARE allows both foster families and biological families to become whole and achieve long-lasting and meaningful results by creating and managing connections with valuable resources at the time when they are needed most.


Coordinated

Care coordination is the foundation for successful treatment allowing all services to work in harmony, and for clients to have seamless access to their resource team of professionals. ACS provides this coordination from the initial referral and through discharge. Furthermore, it doesn't matter whether we provide the service. We will get you the help you need. Just call us!


Appropriate

Appropriate care can only exist through a collaborative wraparound approach that utilizes both professional and natural supports. These supports must be meaningful, practical, strength-based, and desired by the family if long term success is to be achieved.


Responsive

One of the greatest obstacles we face in the pursuit of permanency is timely access to appropriate services. When at-risk youth and their families have needs, those needs usually cannot afford to wait. ACS is committed to initiating services quickly even if we pay for them ourselves.


Effective

For care to be effective, it must achieve its intended result. At Appalachian Community Services, progress toward mutually agreeable goals is monitored consistently, and service plans changed as progress warrants. Our long-term effectiveness is further achieved through strong discharge and transition planning, as well as outcome tracking and analysis.

ACS is committed to CARE and has been working with localities across the country who wish to have a positive impact on their at-risk children and families. CARE is an approach that serves clients and professionals alike. Whether you are a child, a family, a caseworker or an agency, Your CARE Starts Now!