Comprehensive Community Services (CCS) – Dane County

Through Dane County's Comprehensive Community Services (CCS) program, ERI provides a variety of services to people living with mental health issues, substance use disorders, and/or psychosocial needs. The goal is to help them achieve stability, increase independence, and move toward recovery.

Comprehensive Community Services (CCS) is a voluntary, community-based program funded through Wisconsin Department of Health Services.


Getting Started with Comprehensive Community Services

CCS Services

With CCS, you are included as an equal partner in identifying your goals and selecting the services that best fit your needs. Following are the services currently provided by ERI. Once enrolled in CCS, if you are interested in ERI services, contact your CCS service facilitator for more information.

Disability Application AssistanceGet experienced help in applying for disability benefits (Social Security’s disability & Medicaid programs). We assist with completing application forms, provide education about the steps and agencies involved, and give support throughout the process until a determination is made.
Work Incentives Benefits CounselingThrough ERI’s work incentives benefits counseling services, build a better understanding of the effects of work on public benefits (SSDI, SSI, Medicaid, and Medicare Savings Programs). Learn about work incentives and potential changes in cash benefits and health insurance.  Get your questions answered before starting a job or when making employment changes.
Employment Counseling

ERI offers Employment-Related Skill Training services through the CCS program. These services are meant to help CCS clients reach their employment goals. We meet with clients in the community, ERI offices, or using telehealth to help them reach their employment goals.

Our Employment Counseling Services waitlist is currently closed to new referrals.


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Why choose ERI for Comprehensive Community Services?

Holistic and Person-Centered Approach

ERI's services are tailored to meet the unique needs of each individual we serve. Our goal is to provide a safe and welcoming place for the people we serve.

Help Navigating Complex Systems

Navigating public benefits, from applying to understanding the impact of work, can be overwhelming. Our benefit specialists are experts and understanding the different programs and services to help guide people in the application process or in accessing work incentives.

Strong Community Integration

We listen to understand the specific challenges and goals to connect people to the support needed on their recovery journey. We can help connect people to community resources and public services to achieve their recovery goals.  

Hear what people are saying about Comprehensive Community Services!

"It's really nice to know there's help out there."
"You have helped me every step of the way so far. Very pleasant to work with and happy to answer all of my questions."
"Excellent; anytime I called I always received help right then and there or if not there they always called me back within a couple hours."
"I do bring up this program time to time to friends and family. I think this is a wonderful program that offers to help us."
"Helped me to comprehend what previously has been a great unknown wrapped in a mess."
"I really felt like they cared about me and my situation. They never rushed me and always called me back right away."