Proposed Pilot Program Aims To Provide Care For Homeless People With Mental Illness, Substance Abuse Disorders
The plan calls for daily outreach by the engagement team in downtown Modesto, where team members will try to build relationships with the homeless people and craft intervention plans to connect them with mental health or substance abuse treatment, housing and other services.
Same Homeless People Keep Getting Arrested. What City, County Want To Do To Fix It.
A proposed initiative would combine the resources of Stanislaus County and Modesto in providing assistance to severely distressed homeless people. More than 50 leaders from the public and private sector came up with the Community Assessment Response and Engagement, or CARE, team to focus on homeless people with persistent mental illness and substance abuse disorders that cause distress to themselves and the community. (Carlson, 6/25)
In other news —
San Francisco Chronicle:
SF’s Homeless Navigation Centers Seem To Be Working. Here’s How They Save Lives
People like Jones were exactly whom city planners had in mind in 2015 when they created the nation’s first Navigation Center — the longtime, hardest-core homeless folks who have failed out of, or resisted, every other aid meant to get them off the streets. ...According to figures from the city Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing, 57 percent of the nearly 3,000 people who have come through the system got housed. (Fagan, 6/26)