Expanded Community Services (ECS)
ECS provides behavioral counseling and community support services to eligible clients relocating from State psychiatric hospitals, or who are at risk of going to a hospital. The goal of the treatment team is to allow clients to remain in the community and increase the quality of their life.
Clients are usually adults with behavioral challenges that threaten their placements at Adult Family Homes or Skilled Nursing Facilities. We provide, MH OP services, Behavioral Support, and prescribing services. The program is an outreach program including prescribing services.
Clients are referred through DSHS – Housing & Community Services and Western State Hospital. Services are in Snohomish & Whatcom counties.
The ECS team includes mental health professional clinician, psychiatric nurse practitioner and geriatric mental health specialist who provide ongoing services in nursing homes and adult family homes that maintain the individual in their residential setting.