Terry Reilly Receives $491,571 for Mental Health Services to the Chronically Homeless
Thanks to a $491,571 grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), persons who have been chronically homeless in the Boise area are about to experience a huge increase in services. The funding, which was awarded to Terry Reilly Health Services in July, targets homeless persons who are struggling with a significant mental health issue and/or a substance use disorder. Often, those who are chronically homeless are dealing with both.
According to Heidi Hart, Terry Reilly Behavioral Health Director, “This group of persons often experience inconsistent, fragmented care and are disproportionately high utilizers of public resources. We believe intensive, coordinated, comprehensive health care, combined with housing, can improve their stability and quality of life.”
Services will include the following:
· Psychiatric medication management
· Intensive case management
· Substance use disorder treatment
· Peer specialist support
· Registered nursing care management and education
In addition, housing assistance is being made available by the City of Boise through a grant awarded to the Boise City/Ada County Housing Authority with funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The three year project is scheduled to begin September 1. For more information, contact Heidi Hart, 208-345-1170, Ext. 4202.