Mental Health & Housing Webinar - Shared screen with speaker view
Cheri Horbacz Southwest Fair Housing Council Cheri@swfhc.com
Hello to the panel
C.J. Eisenbarth Hager with Vitalyst Health Foundation
Angel Poole, Housing Authority of Maricopa County
Hi Cheri!! Long time, no see. (I guess I don't get to see you today, either!)
Kelly Watson, Rebuilding Together Valley of the Sun
Good Morning Everyone, Lee Itule-Klasen, Pima County Health Department, thank you for sharing your expertise and wisdom today panelist!
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Vanessa Chilly, Native American Connections
Andrew Fleming, Adult Member Advocate - Banner University Health Plans; an ally for all those experiencing homelessness, housing concerns, etc. It has remained a consistent issue from my time as GMH/SU and SMI case manager. At the health plan level, it still remains as one of the most presenting issues we see, especially for those living with mental health issues
Good morning everyone. Sonora Crittenden with St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Community Benefit
Mary Jung HonorHealth Director of Community Impact email@example.com
Good morning from the Arizona Housing Coalition Team!
SDOH's are essential identifiers and predictors!
Rochelle Fink, MD, MBA (firstname.lastname@example.org): Chodock Properties--Chodock Properties houses over 150 Section 8 tenants in Maricopa County
SWFHC works to eliminate all forms of housing discrimination across our state. We offer free classes to address issues like disabilities, reentry and the 7 protected classes. Sometimes a reasonable accommodation request can help keep people housed. Housing is Health. Reach out to Cheri@swfhc.com for free classes. So glad these discussions and collaborations are happening.
Hello from HonorHealth Desert Mission in Sunnyslope, AZ. Jennifer Quillin - consultant, financial coach for Desert Mission's Living Well program.
How do you get services provided to Section 8 individuals? We provide housing but would like our tenants to be able to access mental health services more easily.
@rochelle fink --- for individuals that need the mental health support have them reach out to the providers throughout the Phoenix area! I'd start with the folks at the Regional Behavioral Health Authority ;-)
It would be great to have a panel member that has actually gone through the system to share their lived experience ;-)
Question to Terrance - RE: Individualized Service Plans and Assessments. How receptive are clients to completing the Assessments? How long does it take to complete all the Assessments and create the Individualized Service Plan?
how do they apply for the pet resources
I was the State's First Director for Individual and Family Affairs and one of the things I see time and time again is the lack of "our" peer perspective on panels such as these!
When our tenants have psychotic episodes, we're told to call the police. Is there someone we could call instead that could address the psychotic episode?
For people who currently support/supervise/are credentialed peer and family support specialists the AZ Peer and Family Career Academy has wonderful trainings for peer and family support specialists to help expand the role of and impact of these amazing specialists!
Question for Stefanie, Terrance and Carrie - what is the referral process for homeless clients? Do they have to be referred by a clinician?
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roshelle you could call the crisis response network
YEAH … Terrance we need more folks like you my friend!!! ;-)
Who runs the crisis response network?
Crisis Response Network has a 24 hour 7 days a week Crisis line that you may be able to reach out at any time-602 222 9444- they also have mobile teams that can come out to meet with the person
"Lived Experience" is an AHCCCS contract requirement for managed care organizations when hiring for the Advocate/Liaison roles. My lived experience allows me to connect with members on multiple levels because I've experienced homelessness myself, I've been to prison three times, probation/parole/CJ involvement, I struggled with addiction for over a decade, I've struggled with depression and isolation for my entire life...lived experience is essential in getting "buy-in" to things that members have historically been resistant to
yes Arent they also running 211AZ.org too?
Andrew --- your experience is so valuable --- thank you for all you do!
Yes--we have members at your properties who are not doing well.
Yes CRN runs 211 and the state warm line as well
Who do we call?
Who do we call at CBI?
And the are part of Resilient Arizona regarding the disaster relief outreach for covid 19
From Cynthia Hernandez: 211 is also live answer again and Warm Line number is 602 347 1100
Rochelle if you call Crisis Response network they will send a team out who if the person needs immediate care they can help with getting the person to emergency psychiatric services also
thank you for sharing, Terrance - amazing work! As a peer, you are the living, breathing beacon of hope to all those members who you connect with daily...proving that change is possible
Thank you very much.
Thanks to Maricio Orozco for this info: ARIZONA CRISIS HOTLINESSuicide and Crisis Hotlines by CountyMaricopa County served by Mercy Care:• 1-800-631-1314 or 602-222-9444Cochise, Graham, Greenlee, La Paz, Pima, Pinal, Santa Cruz and Yuma Counties served by Arizona Complete Health - Complete Care Plan:• 1-866-495-6735Apache, Coconino, Gila, Mohave, Navajo and Yavapai Counties served by Health Choice Arizona:• 1-877-756-4090Gila River and Ak-Chin Indian Communities:• 1-800-259-3449Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community:• 1-855-331-6432ARIZONA CRISIS HOTLINESSuicide and Crisis Hotlines by CountyMaricopa County served by Mercy Care:• 1-800-631-1314 or 602-222-9444Cochise, Graham, Greenlee, La Paz, Pima, Pinal, Santa Cruz and Yuma Counties served by Arizona Complete Health - Complete Care Plan:• 1-866-495-6735Apache, Coconino, Gila, Mohave, Navajo and Yavapai Counties served by Health Choice Arizona:• 1-877-756-4090Gila River and Ak-Chin Indian Communities:• 1-800-259-3449
I manage a team of care coordinators for adults with GMHSU needs and trying to find housing has been almost impossible because no one is either doing in person meetings, tours or rent has increased significantly and out of financial reach for our members
To be clear, Crisis Response Network is a contracted vendor for the state-funded crisis line. They don't own it. And depending on where you are in the state, the phone number and vendor are different. People should call the numbers listed above.
@Greg Taylor - thanks for the clarification
We have also found that when people don't pay their portion, there may be a new drug abuse issue. It's best to deal with that as early as possible.
Do all geographic catchment areas have CoC run through the Regional Behavioral Health Authorities?
Zira - affordable housing in AZ has been at crisis-level for over a decade. COVID is only compounding the issue; The solution lies with our legislature and local jurisdictions. The more Public-Private Partnerships that cities are able to foster - the better. Also, the larger cities have land sitting there undeveloped or ready to be redeveloped (old factory site, former warehouse or parking lot, etc). The cities have options but they have to feel the heat from the housing advocacy flame before they'll spend those dollars and use that land to address the issue. Several advocacy groups are doing great work in creating awareness and remaining present and constant in the face of the leadership of these local jurisdictions and at the legislature.
What is the ratio of demand to housing units? How long do clients typically wait on the wait list?
20 years ago the client waitlist was 18 months to 24 months for people with Serious Mental Illness Jennifer Quillin ---
Andrew we do advocacy too, keep me posted at my address above, scroll back 15 min.
Reply to Tom Kelly above - David Bridge just mentioned that the wait time is about 90-180 days. I hope it's not still 2 years! Wow.
Is there a court case for folks with Serious Mental Illness where housing is one of the rights for people with serious mental illness?
Arnold Vs SARN ever been settled?
Deborah, yes we work with families and those who have been incarcerated all the time Info@biaaz.org
Every Zoom and WebEx meeting I've been on - they haven't been able to play videos either.
Thank you all :)
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