Brandywine Counseling & Community Services (BCCS) is proud to partner with the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (DSAMH) to provide the Peer PROMISE Program to Delaware residents suffering from severe and persistent mental illness and substance use disorders.

What is PROMISE?

The PROMISE program (Promoting Optimal Mental Health for Individuals through Supports and Empowerment) targets individuals with behavioral health needs and functional limitations to offer an array of home and community-based services that are person-centered, recovery-oriented, and aimed at supporting beneficiaries in the community. PROMISE helps improve clinical and recovery outcomes and reduce unnecessary institutional care through better care coordination, and thereby also reduce the growth in overall program costs.

PROMISE provides a variety of community based services such as:

  • Care Management
  • Individual Employment Supports
  • Short-Term Small Group Supported Employment
  • Financial Coaching
  • Benefits Counselling
  • Peer support
  • Non-Medical Transportation
  • Community-Based Residential Supports Excluding Assisted Living
  • Nursing
  • Community Psychiatric Support and Treatment
  • Psychosocial Rehabilitation
  • Respite
  • Independent Activities of Daily Living/Chores
  • Personal Care
  • Community Transition Services

PROMIS Enrollment: Interested parties can contact the DSAMH Enrollment and Eligibility Unit (EEU) if they believe they or someone they support might qualify for PROMISE services. The EEU evaluates candidates for PROMISE through the person’s psychiatric and psychosocial assessments, as well as the Delaware-Specific American Society for Addiction Medicine Assessment tool that evaluates for both mental health and Substance Use Disorder conditions. If the EEU determines that a person qualifies for PROMISE, a DSAMH care manager will be assigned to help the person to choose and create their:

  • Self-directed recovery plan
  • Assign medically necessary services
  • Maintain their health and well-being
  • Establish collaborations amongst their natural supports, (friends and family) personal relationships and State and community resources

For more information on qualifying for PROMISE, please contact the DSAMH Enrollment and Eligibility Unit at 302.255.9460


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