Emergency Community Support Program

Emergency Community Support (ERCS) Program
The Emergency Community Support Program, is a voluntary case management service providing short-term follow-up support and coordination of care for individuals with complex needs.  The ERCS program values the individualism of each consumer and believes each consumer is an essential part of the community. 

ERCS Coordinators assist consumer by linking them with appropriate services and/or supports to meet individualized needs.  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 the Buffalo County jail and Phelps County jail who are struggling with mental health or addictions.  The ERCS Coordinators provide on-going support and advocacy for 90 days to 120 days or as determined by individual need.

This service is contracted 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.

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



Regular Business Hours:
M-F from 8:00am to 5:00pm

Contact Us

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

Region 3 BHS Network Directory

Nebraska Family Helpline

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

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