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New VA homeless family initiative will fund CTI

The Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program is a new VA program that will award grants to private non-profit organizations and consumer cooperatives who will provide supportive services to very low-income veterans and their families residing in or transitioning to permanent housing.  Organizations will receive grants to provide a range of supportive services, including CTI, designed to promote housing stability.

Update Center for Urban Community Services and the Center for Social Innovation, Inc., in collaboration with experts in the use of CTI with families has announced specialized training for organizations that have received grants from the VA via this program.  Details here. 

Leave a Comment February 18, 2011

NYC will fund CTI model for homeless persons living with AIDS

The New York City Department of Heath and Mental Hygiene, through its partner organization Public Health Solutions, has issued an RFP that will support transitional care coordination programs that employ the CTI model to link homeless persons with AIDS to medical care, housing and other needed supports.  The program will be supported with federal funds through the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act of 2009.   Eligible organizations are not-for-profit agencies currently providing services in New York City.

Leave a Comment June 29, 2010

New SAMHSA RFA includes CTI

The Center for Mental Health Services of SAMHSA has released its new RFA for fiscal year 2010 Mental Health Transformation Grants.  The program aims “to foster adoption and implementation of permanent transformative changes in how public mental health services are organized, managed and delivered so that they are consumer-driven, recovery-oriented and supported through evidence-based and best practices.” For the first time, this RFA specifically identifies CTI as a key practice that applicants may request support for as part of programs designed to address one of SAMHSA’s current strategic initiatives–increasing the availability of services linked to safe and affordable permanent housing for individuals who are homeless or at risk of homelessness due to mental illness, substance use, HIV/AIDs or long term institutionalization in a nursing home, jail, or other facility.
Update, December 20, 2010 Three of the twenty awarded programs (in Idaho, Illinois and Missouri) will employ CTI.   Awardees are: the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare; the County of Lake, Illinois; and the City of St. Louis (MO) Mental Health Board.

Leave a Comment March 22, 2010

Update from New Mexico

As we reported earlier in the year, New Mexico became the first state to provide dedicated funding for CTI through its public mental health system.  We learned recently that two organizations, St. Elizabeth Shelter and The Life Link, both in Santa Fe, were awarded state contracts and have launched CTI programs.  Both programs aim to help homeless persons transition from the streets into housing.  The St. Elizabeth’s program, described in their recent newsletter, uses CTI with as part of a rapid-rehousing initiative for 27 formerly homeless persons with behavioral health disorders.  According to Shane Lampman, program manager,  the model “helps to quickly connect clients to available community resources… so that they can focus their energy on recovery and restoring their independence.”

Leave a Comment December 14, 2009

New Mexico issues RFP for new state-funded CTI programs

2008newmexicouncNew Mexico has become the first state to issue a request for proposals calling specifically for new programs using CTI to assist persons with mental illness in the transition from institutions, treatment programs, and other high-cost transitional programs to sustainable long term supportive living in the community.  Value Options, Inc., the organization responsible for managing public behavioral healthcare services in the state issued the RFP on January 26 with a deadline of 2/27/09.

Leave a Comment February 21, 2009


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