The Clubhouse: Our flagship program, the Clubhouse, offers Day Rehabilitation, Vocational Rehabilitation, transportation (over 13,000 rides per year), meals (lunch, five days per week) Transitional and Supportive Employment, and education for people working to reclaim their lives from mental illness. Cirrus House uses meaningful, real work as a catalyst for rehabilitation to help people whose lives have been drastically interrupted by a major mental illness.
The internationally recognized Clubhouse Model sees participants as members or co-equals in every aspect of development. They are not seen as “clients” or “consumers” but valued persons with important strengths, skills, and talents to contribute to their own success and the success of others. The Clubhouse philosophy (a.k.a. mental health psychosocial rehabilitation) is a university researched, evidence-based practice that is widely recognized for its long term success in helping people live active productive lives. Clubhouse Model is on the National Registry of Evidence-Based Practices and Programs of the U.S. Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
Outpatient Therapy Services: Cirrus House has expanded the therapy department and is working with Region 1 Behavioral Health Authority to offer a more comprehensive continuity of care to prospective consumers. We currently have 6 licensed therapists which offer both mental health and substance use therapy and are available for appointments. We offer Level I outpatient services for probation for both adults and juveniles. Additionally, we offer Intensive outpatient services for adolescents with cooccurring disorders. Overall our outpatient services currently include mental health evaluations, substance use evaluations, co-occurring evaluations, mental health therapy, and substance use therapy.
Cirrus House therapists strive to develop and implement services based on the needs of the individual(s) being served congruent with the personal goals of the client related to psychological, sociological, and independent functioning. Our clinicians are trained to work with culturally diverse populations and marginalized communities that focus on the needs of the client ranging from racially focused issues, LGBTQIA+ populations, and more. Our therapy team is versed in a variety of treatment foundations including strength-based identification, client centered approaches, and existential issues. Moreover, primary counselors offer a variety of theoretical orientation treatment approaches that include but are not limited to, Motivational Enhancement Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Trauma-Based therapies. There are also counselors who offer options for 12 step programming and Christian focused therapies upon request. Each therapist also offers individualized psychoeducational approaches within treatment including topics such as families involved in recovery, health and wellness, and strengths discovery.
Cirrus House therapists offer accommodations to those who have difficulty meeting face to face or those with physical disabilities upon request. Cirrus House also offers HIPPA compliant telehealth services.
If we do not offer a service you are seeking our clinicians and intake staff are more than happy to help with referrals to an organization that best fits your needs and goals. Call to schedule an appointment! (308) 635-1488
Our therapy team currently includes:
Marcia L. Estrada, M.Ed., LIMHP, LADC
Anthony Hall, MS, LADC, PLMHP, NCC (Supervising Therapist Trainee)
Other practicing clinicians include:
Cynthia Wiggins, MA, PLADC, PLMHP
Evelina Moreno, BS, LADC
Karri Garcia, PLADC
Berlyn Ghost, MS, PLMHP
Frances Romero (student intern)
Adult Community Support & Emergency Community Support: Community Support is a rehabilitative and support service for individuals with a serious and persistent mental illness and/or those in substance use recovery. Community Support Workers provide direct rehabilitation and support services to people in the community supporting them to maintain stable community living, prevent worsening of mental illness symptoms and prevent admission to higher levels of care.
The Cirrus House understands that life can get really tough sometimes to the point of facing homelessness. Our emergency community support team helps those who are homeless and have an immediate need to secure safe housing.
Employment Programs are designed to provide rehabilitation services and supports to members engaged in community-based competitive employment. We provide assistance with all aspects of employment development by supporting members in the recovery process so their employment goals can be successfully obtained. The Clubhouse offers vocational rehabilitation, transitional employment and supported employment. Additionally, Cirrus House is currently working with Nebraska Vocational Rehabilitation Services to ensure your continued success with securing and maintaining employment.
The Youth Transition Services (YTS) is very similar to our adult Community Support program. Our youth transition support workers are certified in the Transition to Independence Process (TIP) model. Participants learn independent living skills in weekly outreach activities, sponsored by Cirrus House. Transition age youth may be planning to transition out of foster care or their parents’ home or they may already be living on their own but need extra help to maintain their successful independence. The program is designed to promote and enhance independence skills, provide an atmosphere for peer support and provide opportunities for community service. The community service activities give transition age youth opportunities to develop leadership skills and altruism.
YTS coordinator Matthew Reese (308) 672-8134 Contact for services today!
YTS coordinator Evelina Moreno, PLADC (308) 765-5352
Adult Community Based Programs:
In general, our community based services support individuals working to overcome obstacles caused by mental health issues, homelessness, past trauma, or personal crisis. We also provide transitional supports/services for those experiencing major life changes such as a youth transitioning out of foster care, a veteran re-entering civilian life, or a person re-integrating into the community after hospitalization, homelessness, domestic abuse, incarceration, substance abuse recovery, or other life changing events.
PATH (Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness): PATH services are for people with serious mental illness, including those with co-occurring substance use disorders, who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of becoming homeless. Services include community-based outreach, mental health, substance abuse, case management and other support services, as well as a limited set of housing services.
Cirrus House, Inc. is a low-income housing pioneer in the state of Nebraska with over 80 units of special needs, low income housing. Our housing program was one of the Nebraska Investment Finance Authority’s (NIFA) very first success stories for special needs housing run by a non-profit (CRANE[ii]). Our three tax credit projects have been recognized for excellence and touted as models for other communities in the state of Nebraska to follow. Our supported permanent housing also includes a 23 bed Assisted Living Program serving persons with special needs and 12 unit, HUD 202/8 subsidized housing. Our Assisted Living facility has 24-hour staff support including medication management and meals. Each apartment has its own entrance and comes furnished. All of our independent housing properties offer housing subsidy assistance for low to extremely low-income persons. Our housing priority is seniors and/or persons with eligible disabilities. All of our housing rents are based on HUD fair market rents with utilities paid.
Assisted Living Facility (ALF)
Cirrus House assisted living is a facility that houses those individuals whose mental health or physical challenges require daily assistance.