Support services serve the purpose of empowering individuals through education on addiction and enabling, creating teams that work towards maintaining a common goal (attending treatment, maintaining sobriety, etc.), and improving public understanding of addiction and recovery including the elimination of stigma and discrimination faced by those with substance abuse disorders. The Dauphin SCA also subcontracts with local entities for emergency housing services requiring those individuals who receive funding for these services to have obtained a licensed treatment evaluation and follow through with the recommendations.
Intervention services serve the purpose of identifying an individual abusing alcohol and/or drugs and support his/her entry into treatment. Intervention services may also identify early signs of substance abuse problem/issues and halt its progression or use a crisis situation as a way to engage an individual in treatment.