Introducing children’s programs, helping families at risk of homelessness

Garima Health Mercy Medical Group is helping to create a new program to help families and families who are at risk and are currently experiencing homelessness in Sacramento County. The children’s program implements a holistic approach to health. It treats both physical and mental health, while making certain families feel safe and self-reliant.

In addition to providing essential mental health treatments, the program works with vendors to eliminate common financial housing difficulties that families face, including the negative impact on their mental health, including rent, facilities, tricks, furniture purchases, and other financial needs.

“Children thrive on predictability, regularity, and feeling safe and involved,” said Carter Haynes, PhD, Mercy Medical Group Behavioral Health. “Lack of a stable living environment puts children under emotional and mental stress which can lead to fatigue related to sleep, anxiety and safety concerns related to fear, poor school performance and inability to pay attention due to the stress they are experiencing.”

Carefully balanced solution
“Children’s programs help to find creative and sustainable solutions while respecting the recovery model where self-reliance is needed. This is an important balance,” said Sherry Green, Sacramento County Health Program Manager with Child and Family Mental Health. The leadership and teams supporting this program have embraced the mission that homelessness affects mental health and wellness, a problem they can help solve, one customer at a time. “

For many families who are homeless, instability begins with an event or loss of life in the family. Any period of homelessness can have problems with safety, mental health and physical health. The purpose of the children’s program is to improve the lives of participating families by providing the necessary mental health and financial resources at these critical times.

Dr. “For many homeless or at-risk families, the difference between stable housing and where they are isn’t much money – it’s more than they have,” said Haynes. “Continuing their mental health services can make a big difference in providing them with that financial support.”

Who deserves it?
The Children’s Program serves Medi-Cal eligible clients aged 0-21 years and their family members. To be eligible, families need to be referred through the Sacramento County ACCESS team. Funding for this program has been received through a grant from the Department of Health Services, Voter Approved Proposal 63, Mental Health Services Act (MHSA):

● Elk Grove USD
Ols Fosam Cordoba US Dollar
. Galt United Union SD
● Sacramento City USD
San Juan USD
In twin rivers USD

Dignity Health Mercy Medical Group will provide mental health services to participating families in two area locations, be the 37 3737 Rancho Cordova Children’s Center at Folsom Blood, Rancho Cordova’s Suite F, and the Children’s Center South 661 Valley Valley High Drive, Suite Emma Sacramento Each center is staffed by child / adolescent psychiatrists as well as mental health counselors and family and young friends.

Learn more about the Mercy Medical Group Behavioral Health program for children Here. Families can be referred through the Sacramento County ACCESS team. For assistance with the referral process, area residents can call Rano Cordova at Ran116..45050.20000, or at South Sacramento at 161616.3535.4.557575.

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