Ruta Kulys, MS, LCSW

Ruta Kulys, MS, LCSW
Executive Director

Community Support Network

The mission of the Community Support Network (CSN) is to meet the mental health needs of individuals with chronic and severe mental illness residing in Springfield. CSN utilizes the service delivery model of Community Support Team and promotes recovery by helping individuals "do for themselves" rather than "doing for them." The majority of CSN services are provided to clients out in the community. This model combines clinical and case management services, working to help clients manage their physical and mental health with the ultimate goal of recovery.

Services Include:

  • Case management
  • Psychosocial groups
  • Medication training, delivery and monitoring
  • Training in daily living skills
  • Educating regarding symptom management
  • Facilitating access to health care
  • Assisting with transportation
  • Advocating on behalf of clients
  • Home visits
  • Referrals for Supported Employment services
  • Financial case management/Representative payeeship
  • Assistance in obtaining stable housing
  • Group family psychoeducation
  • Crisis intervention
  • Access to help 24-hours a day, 7 days a week

Population Served
CSN serves clients who are age 18 and over, reside in Springfield, have a diagnosis of a severe and persistent mental illness, have difficulty functioning independently in the community, have had multiple psychiatric hospitalizations and have Medicaid. CSN reserves the right to determine eligibility based on clinical and medical necessity.

For more information about CSN services, or to make a referral, please contact Michelle Davidson, CSN Program Coordinator, at (217)545-8229.

Multi-Disciplinary Staff
CSN comprises Executive Director, Ruta Kulys, two nurses, a financial case manager, a billing specialist, a Program Coordinator and five case managers. Case managers have backgrounds in areas such as social work, psychology and human development.

Contact Information
217-545-8251 (normal hours)
217-545-5880 (emergencies)

Physical Address
1135 N. 9th Street
Springfield, IL 62702

Mailing Address
Community Support Network
SIU School of Medicine
Mail Code 19669
Springfield, IL 62794-9669

8:00am - 4:30pm Mon-Fri
24 Hour emergency assistance

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