MA Community Mental Health Services Block Grant Funding Application


State Policies & Initiatives: 
Policies and Programs

In consideration of the evidence for supported employment, specifically the Individual Placement and Support/Supported Employment Model (IPS/SE) developed by Becker and Drake of the New Hampshire-Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center, DMH is embedding and integrating supported employment within its community-based services. IPS is a core component of CBFS services. All CBFS providers are required to provide IPS services and employment outcome data are collected from providers consistent with the IPS model."

“DMH continues to provide employment services through Clubhouses, which provide members with a range of career counseling, job search, training, support, and placement services for obtaining and maintaining permanent, supported, and transitional employment. Clubhouses also serve as multi¬service centers for DMH clients and other persons with serious mental illness living in the community."

Clients also receive employment services through DMH's Program of Assertive Community Treatment (PACT), which are not employment programs per se but each PACT team does offer employment services within its mix of community-based client services. 

  • Department of Mental Health
  • Mental Health
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
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