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Dane County Department of Human Services

Dane County Recovery Services

The focus of the mental health system is on Recovery. This means accepting the realities of illness while focusing on life. Read our Final Report of The Blue Ribbon Commission on Mental Health to learn more about the basic recovery-oriented principles that need to be incorporated into all aspects of service delivery and view Dane County's Recovery Services below.


Crisis Intervention

24-Hour Mental Health Crisis Line: (608) 280-2600

Crisis Intervention is provided through the Emergency Services Unit at Journey Mental Health Center. The above number is also the one to call if psychiatric inpatient treatment is being explored on a voluntary or involuntary basis.


Community Support Programs

A Community Support Program, or CSP, is a coordinated care and treatment program that provides a range of treatment, rehabilitation, and support services through an identified treatment program and staff to ensure ongoing therapeutic involvement, individualized treatment, rehabilitation, and support services.


Mental Health Community Case Management

Recovery Dane processes requests for case management services and provides callers with information regarding both the public and private systems. This service is in high demand and the waiting list is managed on a prioritized basis. Individuals who meet priority criteria will be referred to the programs with available openings.

  • SOAR Case Management
  • Community Intervention Team (CIT), a program of Tellurian UCAN



Psychotropics, Limited Case Management & Brief Psychotherapy (Individual or Group)
Please call (608) 280-2710. This is the Central Intake unit at Journey Mental Health Center. Please be aware that these programs are operating at capacity and have waiting lists; if the person is in an imminent crisis, the referral would be made to the Emergency Services Unit, (608) 280-2600.


Yahara House

This is a service based on the clubhouse model. Yahara House assists persons with mental illnesses to reshape their destinies by regaining the self-esteem, confidence, and skills to transcend despair, stigma, injustice, and isolation and to reclaim their rightful places in society as family members, friends, neighbors, and co-workers. Yahara House is a program of the Journey Mental Health Center. Call (608) 280-4700 for more information.


Kajsiab House

Kajsiab House was developed for the Hmong community, as a place in which families can be safe, express, and experience their culture, as well as increase their understanding and the ability to live successfully within an American cultural context. For more information call (608) 280-4769.

Southeast Asian Outreach

Services designed to make mental health services more accessible and acceptable to Southeast Asian individuals and families in Dane County. Kajsiab House and Southeast Asian Outreach are both programs of Journey Mental Health Center.


Comprehensive Community Services

The CCS program offers a wide array of psychosocial rehabilitation services. These are services and support activities that assist CCS clients with mental health and/or substance use conditions to achieve their highest possible level of independent functioning, stability, and independence, and to facilitate recovery.


Solstice House Peer-Run Respite

Solstice House Peer-Run Respite is a resource for individuals who are in need of extra support related to mental health and/or substance use challenges. Potential guests are people who are looking to strengthen their recovery and proactively address any challenges they may currently be experiencing. A short-term stay (1-5 days) in a home-like environment offers connections for individuals who are experiencing difficult times as an opportunity for growth and change.

Solstice House Peer-Run Respite is open and free to all adult residents of Wisconsin who want peer support to aid in their recovery related to mental health and/or substance use concerns.

Solstice House also offers 24-hour access to one-on-one peer support through our warmline.

All staff at Solstice House (including those in leadership roles) identify as peers, people who have lived experience of mental health and/or substance use systems, and have been successful in their recovery. Peers who work at Solstice House want to share their personal experience to support others in their recovery and provide hope for wellness.

For guest inquiries or warmline support, please call (608) 244-5077.


Residential Services

Supportive residential services are provided on a limited basis. These living arrangements encompass a wide range of service intensity, from 24-hour a day staffing to minimal resident managers present within the building. Referrals are prioritized based on mental health needs and histories. Applicants must be currently involved in publicly-funded mental health services.


Work Services

Work services, or supported employment, are provided through all of the comprehensive programs such as the Community Support Programs and at Yahara House. Additionally, the Chrysalis program has been established to primarily provide work services. They can be contacted directly online at or by calling (608) 256-3102.


Off the Square Club

This is a drop-in day club. It is a program of Lutheran Social Services. For more information call (608) 251-6901.