Community Support Program (CSP)

Both Assistance in Independent Living Skills (AILS) and the Wright County Domestic Violence Program (DVP) are under the umbrella of the CSP.

Our Community Support Program offers peer support and social recreation groups that assist those experiencing serious mental illness in achieving and maintaining a dignified and meaningful quality of life. Activities encourage and provide opportunities for socialization, recreation, and independent living.

Individuals involved in the program can enjoy a healthier lifestyle with their participation. A University of Minnesota study, led by David R. Jacobs, Ph.D., shows that young adults who exercise and socialize regularly report better mental health than peers who don’t.

A limited list of the events that CSP offers are:

Peer support group


Dining out


Ongoing programs within CSP include:

Assistance in Independent Living Skills (AILS)

Clients with serious and persistent mental illness who already receive services from Wright County Mental Health Case Management or CMMHC receive assistance with independent living skills. Based either in the home or in the community, AILS offers support and instruction for clients to build and maintain daily living skills which are often negatively impacted by mental health symptoms. No insurance is necessary for this service.

Wright County Domestic Violence Program (DVP)

This 24-week group program uses the Duluth Domestic Abuse Intervention Project’s Creating a Process of Change for Men Who Batter curriculum. The cost is $30 per week. Referrals for participants originate from court/probation or Child Protective Services. Individuals can also participate voluntarily after completing a Diagnostic Assessment at CMMHC.

Qualifications for Services

Individuals must live in Wright or Sherburne Counties and have a diagnosed mental illness to participate in CSP. Programs are available through our Buffalo and Elk River offices.

Contact Us for More Info

Contact the Buffalo office to register for orientation or more information about AILS & DVP

Buffalo Office

(Serves Wright County) CSP & AILS

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Elk River

(Sherburne County residents) – CSP

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Central Minnesota Mental Health Center (CMMHC) has been a trusted community resource for mental health services since 1959. Our headquarters are based in Saint Cloud and we have additional office sites in Buffalo, Elk River, Monticello and Waite Park.