Residential Rehabilitation Program (RRP)
What is RRP?
A Residential Rehabilitation Program (RRP) provides housing and supportive services to single individuals. The goal of residential rehabilitation is to provide services that will support an individual to transition to independent housing of their choice. Residential Rehabilitation Programs provide staff support around areas of personal needs such as medication monitoring, independent living skills, symptom management, stress management, relapse prevention planning with linkages to employment, education and/or vocational services, crisis prevention and other services that will help with the individual’s recovery. By providing mental health services and housing options, these individuals are set up for a successful transition into an independent housing situation.
To ensure that RRP beds are filled in a timely manner, to ensure that priority is given to State Hospital referrals, and to ensure that the goals of residential rehabilitation are met by assisting residents to move to the least restrictive environment available to meet their needs.
Out-of-County Referral Process
The CSA may refer the individual to an out-of-county RRP for the following reasons:
Consumer preference: The individual requests to live in a particular jurisdiction or their family has relocated to another county and the individual wants to live near them, or,
Provider Capacity: All RRP agencies in the CSA jurisdiction are at capacity and are not likely to have a vacancy in the foreseeable future, or,
Provider Capability: All RRP agencies in the CSA jurisdiction lack the special programming to meet the needs of the particular individual referred (ex: deaf, young adult, geriatric, etc.)
If a referral is sent out-of-county, all RRP applications and supporting documentation will be sent from the CSA of origin to the CSA being considered for placement.
Basic Referral Process
All referrals for RRP services must be completed using the Statewide RRP application which must be sent to the Core Service Agency (CSA) of the applicant’s county of origin. The CSA will review the referral and determine the applicant’s eligibility for RRP and the appropriate level of care (Intensive or General). If a vacant RRP bed exists in the county, the CSA will make a referral to that RRP program. If there are no vacant RRP beds in the county, the CSA will assign the applicant to a waiting list for an appropriate bed when available. The CSA will maintain and review the waiting lists on a regular basis. The CSA may also suggest other services available in the public behavioral health system (PBHS).
Priority of Referrals
Intensive Level of Care: RRP applicants from State Hospitals that are ready for discharge will be the highest priority for an Intensive level bed. If no State Hospital referrals are ready for placement from the county of origin, a State Hospital referral can be prioritized for a vacancy in another county if the applicant is willing to relocate. If no State Hospital referrals are ready or willing to accept an Intensive RRP placement, a Community referral from the county of origin will be considered for an Intensive level bed. CSAs can establish other priority categories for Community referrals (ex: HIU, mental health court, homeless, etc). If no higher priority referrals are ready for placement, a CSA can consider an applicant on the Community waiting list for Intensive level bed.
General Level of Care: Any vacant General level bed will be prioritized for RRP residents currently living in an Intensive level bed within the RRP program, or the county of origin, who are appropriate for the lower level of care. If no Intensive level residents are ready for graduation to a General level bed, the CSA will consider referrals from the Community waiting lists for General level.