Wraparound with Intensive Services (WISe) is an effective approach to developing and coordinating care plans that build on the strengths of children, youth and families.

How the program works

WISe’s team approach to care differs from other programs in that it blends formal meetings and individualized services, and strives to develop unconditional, customized treatment plans unique to each family. WISe offers comprehensive mental health and support services to address each child’s complex behavioral and mental health needs. We help each family put their child on the path to success in school and work while improving his or her overall emotional, psychological and physical well-being.

What works best for youth?

  • WISe gathers together the important people in a youth’s life to create a plan that supports both the youth and family in achieving success in their lives.
  • The individualized plan is based on needs and strengths identified by the youth, family and team.
  • Treatment plans are unified across systems and driven by the youth and family.
  • The team is chosen by the youth and family.
  • The family will create a motivating vision statement that reflects each member’s goals and dreams.
  • The team sets unified mission and shared goals.
  • Natural supports and community resources are key to the plan’s success.

Program benefits

  • Instills hope in the youth and family
  • Coordination of services through case management and the development of a singular plan across systems
  • Enhances the youth’s and family’s social, emotional, and stress management skills
  • Strengthens connection between family members
  •  Increases resilience in youth and families
  • Builds bridges to natural supports in their community

Who is eligible?

In order to be eligible for the WISe program, the youth must:

  • Be ready, willing and able to fully participate in the program.
  • Be 21 years or younger.
  • Reside in Chelan, Douglas, or Grant County.
  • Screen in on the CANS assessment.
  • Enroll and receive mental health services from CHSW.
  • Have complex behavioral and/or mental health needs OR a major mental health diagnosis.
  • Be either currently or historically involved with at least two system service providers, such as: mental health, foster care, Department of Child and Family Services, juvenile justice, chemical dependency treatment, special education, developmental disabilities and school-based services

Make a referral

  • To obtain a referral form, contact our office and ask to talk to the WISe Coordinator at 509-663-0034.
  • Once a referral is received, the family may contact us to discuss any questions about the WISe program. An assessment is completed with the youth and family if they choose to enroll after they have engaged in CHSW counseling services.
  • After completing the assessment, eligibility is determined.