Emergency Community Support Program

Emergency Community Support (ERCS) Overview
The Emergency Community Support Program, as part of Region 3 Behavioral Health Administration, is responsible for providing voluntary and short term follow up services, coordination and continuity of care to individuals with complex needs.  Region 3 ERCS values the individualism of each consumer and believes each consumer is an essential part of the community.  The ERCS Coordinator will assist consumer by linking them with appropriate services and/or supports to meet individualized needs.

This service is contacted through Region 3 Behavioral Health Services for individuals who reside in the following 22 counties: Adams, Blaine, Buffalo, Clay, Custer, Franklin, Furnas, Garfield, Greeley, Hall, Hamilton, Harlan, Howard, Kearney, Loup, Merrick, Nuckolls, Phelps, Sherman, Valley, Webster, and Wheeler.

This short term program aims to assist transition age youth (ages 14 to 26 years) and adults who have recently experienced a mental health and/or addiction related crisis to achieve goals of stabilization, increased independence, and community integration. This program also assists individuals in Buffalo County jail or Phelps County jail who are struggling with mental health or addictions.  The Emergency Community Support Coordinators provide on-going support and advocacy for 90 days to 120 days or as determined by individual need.

There is NO fee for Region 3 Emergency Community Support Service Coordination.

For more information contact:
Megan Dahlke, Emergency Community Support Supervisor
308-237-5113 X 266


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4009 6th Avenue, Suite #65
Kearney, NE 68845
308-236-7669 fax

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