Community Recovery Services (CRS)

Community Recovery Services (CRS) helps individuals living with a mental illness reach their full potential. Service providers and the consumer work together to improve the individual's quality of life in the community through an outcomes-based planning and support process focused on the individual's unique recovery needs.

Three services

CRS includes three services.

  • Community Living Supportive Services: These services include activities intended to assure successful community living, such as meal planning/preparation, household cleaning, personal hygiene, medication reminders, medication side effect monitoring, parenting skills, and community resource access and utilization, emotional regulation skills, crisis coping skills, shopping, transportation, recovery management skills and education, financial management, social and recreational activities, and developing and enhancing interpersonal skills.
  • Peer Support Services: These services include assistance from an individual who has lived the experience of mental illness and is trained to support others in their recovery journey.
  • Supported Employment Services: These services include activities to assist individuals to obtain and maintain competitive employment. Learn about Individual Placement and Support.

Offered in 17 counties

The following counties currently provide CRS programming. 

  • Ashland
  • Buffalo
  • Chippewa
  • Clark
  • Dane
  • Eau Claire
  • Forest
  • Jefferson
  • Juneau
  • La Crosse
  • Oneida
  • Pierce
  • Richland
  • Vilas
  • Walworth
  • Waukesha​
  • Wood

Use this directory to contact county staff in your area to learn more about your local CRS program.

Contact CRS staff

Email questions or concerns about the CRS program to the Division of Care and Treatment Services.

Last Revised: November 18, 2021