C.C. WE ADAPT is about the transformation of public safety using innovation, economic autonomy, and proactive measures. We focus on helping youth, and you can’t empower the youth if you don’t empower the adults in their lives. We are peer supporters and mentors but not in the clichéd sense. We are a network of people who have survived marginalization and we are here to pull others out of the despair being excluded creates.
We can make a difference.
One of our roles at We Adapt is providing peer support and mentorship services to individuals who are enrolled in the Comprehensive Community Services (CCS) program. We tailor our sessions to each individual, with an emphasis on physical movement as a way to build connection. We also rely on creative process, forms of artistic expression, and open communication as ways of harnessing the healing nature of healthy relationships. Research shows that peer support may result in increased empowerment and hope, increased social functioning, increased engagement and activation in treatment, increased community engagement, and increased quality of life and life satisfaction (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2017).
Comprehensive Community Services (CCS) is a voluntary psychosocial rehabilitation program designed for individuals coping with mental health and/or substance use conditions. Individuals who are enrolled in CCS work with a team of professionals to decide which programs and supports will help them reach their recovery goals. This program is available to all ages.
The CCS program is currently available in 70 counties throughout Wisconsin and growing.