Integrated Care for Persons with Co-Occurring Disorders
The Kent School of Social Work and Wellspring will utilize a comprehensive, community based approach consisting of
1) capacity building, 2) treatment for co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders (COD), and 3) consumer feedback and evaluation to help individuals become free of homelessness, engage in recovery, and improve their wellbeing and quality of life . By the completion of the project, 180 persons will have been provided outreach and other engagement strategies to increase participation in screenings and offered direct treatment for co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders (COD), provided case management or other strategies to link with and retained in permanent housing and other necessary services, been enrolled in Medicaid and/or other benefits programs, will have received “wrap-around” recovery support services designed to improve access and retention in services. A final report will be disseminated through presentations and publication on the project’s impact and lessons learned on how to best respond to the needs of persons experiencing homelessness and co-occurring disorders.