CTI Plus (CTIP) Implemented in Connecticut
The Connecticut Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services has begun implementing CTI at three sites throughout the state. The program, funded through a grant from SAMHSA, works with homeless individuals transitioning to housing using an adaptation of the model called CTI Plus (CTIP). This CTI intervention is nine months in duration, while the “Plus” involves on-site specialists in the areas of housing, peer support, and employment that work with clients as long as they require service. Project Coordinator Alice Minervino reports that currently 30-35 people have been housed through CTIP, and that they believe they will reach their goal of housing 150 people by the end of the year.