Community Support Program

What is a Community Support Program (CSP)?


CSP is an organized network of caring and responsible people who work together to help improve opportunities for individuals with serious mental health problems. CSP services focus upon the strengths of individuals and skills required for community living. They help each individual maintain a sense of identity, dignity, and self esteem. The goal of CSP is to bring about a new understanding and acceptance of people with mental illness. The CSP meets regularly the third Thursday of each month, from 10:00 a.m. to Noon at Westmoreland Casemanagement Supports Inc, 770 E Pittsburgh St, Greensburg, PA 15601.

Who benefits from CSP?


Anyone with serious mental health problems, their families, friends and those who care about them. People with mental illness have basically the same desires and needs as other people do; CSP aims at helping these people fulfill these needs. The cornerstone of CSP is the integration of families, friends, and other natural supports into the lives of people with mental illnesses. Since the community is a primary resource, CSP focuses on getting you, the community, involved.

Who is involved in the Westmoreland County CSP Committee?


Volunteers representing the following:
  • Business Professionals
  • Church Affiliates
  • Health Care Personnel
  • Human Service Agencies
  • Elected Officials
  • Family Members
  • Mental Health Consumers
  • Educators
  • People who care about our community
The CSP Committee meets regularly to help plan and develop the services needed for a complete community support system. The CSP sub-committees are an integral part of the CSP, they are:
  • Steering
  • Vocational
  • Managed Care
  • Consumer Empowerment
  • Housing
  • Education
  • Jail Diversion
Many people whom have suffered from mental illnesses lead fulfilling and productive lives. Below are just a few examples of well known people who have suffered from mental illnesses:
  • Winston Churchill
  • Calvin Coolidge
  • Francis Ford Coppola
  • John Denver
  • Patty Duke
  • Ernest Hemingway
  • Audrey Hepburn
  • John Lennon
  • Marilyn Monroe
  • Diana Spencer
  • Jean Claude VanDamme