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Services & Eligibility

SIMS has a network of over 130 providers that provide services to SIMS’ clients at a vastly reduced rate from the average rates for the area. SIMS maintains a full array of treatment options and clients are guided to the treatment that best suits their needs by SIMS clinical staff.

Services include:

Counseling
Services
  • Band Counseling
  • Couples Counseling
  • Family Counseling
  • Group Counseling
  • Individual Counseling
  • Trauma-Specific Counseling
  • Partial Hospitalization Programs
  • Intensive Outpatient Programs
Substance Use Disorder
Services and Supports
  • Medical Detoxification
  • Residential Treatment
  • Partial Hospitalization Programs
  • Intensive Outpatient Programs
  • Harm Reduction Counseling
  • Medication Assisted Treatment
  • Peer Recovery Coaching
  • Recovery Residences
Psychiatric
Services
  • Psychiatric Assessment and Evaluation
  • Medication Management
  • Acute Psychiatric Hospitalization

More Information

The SIMS Clinical team provides comprehensive case management for each client and their loved ones.  This includes, but is not limited to, providing psychoeducation to help the client make educated decisions about their own behavioral healthcare, offering support to the loved ones of the clients as needed, assisting the client in navigating other complex service systems such as resources for homelessness and physical healthcare and coordinating care of each client to ensure that the client is receiving the best care for their particular set of circumstances.

In 2018, SIMS added a focus on prevention and education through our Music Venue Trainings. The core curriculum has three modules: Mental Health 101, Substance Use Recovery 101 with Naloxone Training (facilitated in partnership with Communities for Recovery) and SAFE Bar (facilitated in partnership with the Sexual Assault Response and Resource Team).

Eligibility Requirements

Must provide proof of residency (i.e. copy of drivers’ license, copy of a bill, copy of a lease, etc.) in one of the SIMS Foundation service areas.  Currently, the services areas are one of the following Counties:

  • Bastrop
  • Blanco
  • Burnet
  • Caldwell
  • Hays
  • Travis
  • Williamson

Must provide proof of income earned in the last 12 months as a professional musician/singer, a professional in the music industry or the dependent family member of the industry person.

Examples of accepted proof for musicians/singers:

  • Professional website that lists all gigs and includes the full date of the performance and the venue.
  • Social media accounts that list all gigs and includes the full date of the performance and the venue.
  • Copy of an invoice from an online outlet where the individual’s music is sold, such as Bandcamp.  Must include the full date of the payment, the amount of the payment and the item for which the individual is being paid.
  • Copy of a paycheck that includes the full date, the performance for which the individual was paid and the name of the business making the payment.
  • Copy of a cash app payment (such as Venmo) from a verifiable account that includes the full date, the performance for which the individual was paid and the amount paid.

Examples of accepted proof for other industry professionals:

  • Copy of a paystub for work completed that includes the full date and clearly shows the employer’s name.
  • Copy of a contract for services that includes the full date, outlines the services for which the individual is being paid and the amount of payment.
  • Copy of Tax Returns
  • Copy of a cash app payment (such as Venmo) from a verifiable account that includes the full date, the work completed for which the individual was paid and the amount paid.

SIMS will NOT accept any of the following as proof of income earned:

  • Pictures of flyers for events
  • Videos of a performance
  • Letters from unknown individuals

Payment

We operate on a sliding scale, so that cost doesn’t become a barrier to SIMS clients receiving help.

SIMS is not a 24-Hour crisis line. If you are in crisis, please call 512-472-HELP or 911.

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