Residential & Crisis
LSS offers residential and crisis services, available through a county referral, to assist individuals who are experiencing a mental health crisis or substance use disorder, and who are in need of stability and the skills to live independently in the community.
LSS Aspen Center
LSS Aspen Center is the first medically monitored community-based residential care (CBRF) facility in Waukesha County offering affordable comprehensive addiction treatment for both women and men. Building on 40 years of experience treating men in Waukesha County, this is the 17th LSS substance use treatment center in Wisconsin.
The 23,000-square-foot LSS Aspen Center, located at 2000 W. Bluemound Road, provides medically-monitored substance use disorder rehabilitation and therapeutic services for men and women in two gender-specific wings. The center anticipates serving about 125 individuals from Waukesha County and southeastern Wisconsin annually, and has capacity to grow to 34 beds based on need.
It’s designed to fill a growing need for affordable, high-quality addiction treatment services in Waukesha County, particularly for women, who have been referred outside the county due to a lack of options, LSS said.
Take a look inside LSS Aspen Center
• 23,000-square-foot facility located in Waukesha County at 2000 W. Bluemound Road
• 22 total beds for women and men with the capacity to expand to 34 beds
• Expected to serve 125 individuals annually
• Open spring of 2020
24/7 care features:
• Individual counseling
• Family education and counseling
• Group therapy (approximately 20 hours per week)
• Didactic groups
• Gender specific groups
• Co-occurring disorders group
• Recreational activities
The Aspen Center includes individual, small and large group counseling spaces, and fitness and quiet rooms, and outdoor walking path and recreation area. It also offers supportive services related to housing, employment, family education and counseling and continued education. The Aspen Center replaces LSS’s former treatment facility, the 12-bed Genesis House in Waukesha.
If you or someone you love needs help, please reach out via email, or all Aspen Center 414.246.2734
The building at 2000 W. Bluemound previously housed LSS’s regional office before the organization consolidated into its Milwaukee headquarters.
Community-Based Residential Facilities
To address mental health crisis needs in Wisconsin communities, we own and operate seven Community-Based Residential Facilities (CBRF) in various communities across Wisconsin to serve individuals who are referred by the county of their residence. We build programs and staff them with trained professionals who serve residents and address their specific needs as identified by the county. Our programs are CCS-reimbursable by the state when the primary diagnosis is mental health. In addition, these programs meet all state regulatory licensing requirements.
Depending on the program, our staff members either provide 24/7 staffing or day and evening supervision. Staff members receive training to match the specific types of services the residents require. Services include: medication monitoring, group therapy, and independent-living and coping skills. In addition, we train our staff in trauma-informed care with a focus on recovery. Our staff also work to maintain the residents’ medical and mental health and suicide prevention at all residences. However, professionals at our facilities do not provide personal care for residents, so residents need to be fully ambulatory and physically capable to reside in our residential units.
Length of stay at our residential facilities ranges from a two-week crisis program to many years, and the length of stay is customizable to meet the needs of those in our care. Our houses offer home-like environments with a maximum of two people per room, and some residents have private rooms.
Individuals in our residential mental health and crisis programs reside in their home communities to make connections and find local resources – to serve them now and in the future. The goal of the program is for residents to resume their best lives possible while providing the least-restrictive setting possible, always with a recovery focus.
Veteran Housing and Recovery Services
LSS is proud to partner with the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs to provide housing and services to veterans in three locations across Wisconsin. We are thankful for their service to our country, their sacrifices and are honored to serve these veterans now.
Referral and contact information
If you are in a crisis, dial 911 or dial 211 to reach 211 Wisconsin, a phone line where resource specialists have access to a comprehensive database of health and human services in your community. Information and referral is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week – throughout the year and in more than 90 languages.
In addition, for a listing of mental health resources by Wisconsin county, go to Mental Health America of Wisconsin.
LSS Visitation Policy - Residential Facilities
Please review this policy prior to your visit.View pdf