Mental Health Support (MHS) is a community-based service for individuals who struggle with independent living due to mental illness. The service is aimed to assist these individuals to either be able to live safely in the community with continued assistance or to move towards increasing levels of independence. MHS counselors assist their consumers with arranging and attending appointments, connecting with mental health, employment, and/or educational resources and opportunities, and even learning how to better take care of themselves such as by supporting their learning how to cook, clean, handle money, shop, and remain medication compliant. Some of our MHS consumers additionally require parenting support. Consumers receiving this service generally have moderate to severe life impairments due to illnesses including, but not limited to, psychotic, mood, and/or anxiety disorders. Many of these consumers are also dually diagnosed with substance abuse problems.