Overview of the HCBS-AMH Program:
The Home and Community-Based Services – Adult Mental Health (HCBS-AMH) program provides home and community-based services to adults with serious mental illness. This initiative targets those with prolonged tenure in state mental health facilities and has also been expanded to include those individuals with multiple arrests and frequent ER visits. The program aims to work with aforementioned types of individuals to cease their high and long-term utilization of said services and facilities and provide person-specific resources to enable each program beneficiary to successfully reintegrate into his/her community.
Services for the HCBS-AMH program may be provided in any “home” environment, the criterion for which is a non-institutional residence. Additionally, the services that the initiative renders accessible are those that would be currently unavailable through existing community-based mental health and disability programs. The HCBS-AMH service array includes: support around assisted care and living, employment, activities of daily living, psychiatric and peer support, as well as specialized mental health interventions, among several other resources to assist program beneficiaries with successful and long-term recovery.
Aforementioned services are to be provided by a Comprehensive Service Provider, responsible for ensuring that all services are available to program participants either by providing them directly or by subcontracting with other providers in the community to make them comprehensively available. These services are coordinated by a Recovery Manager, assigned to each program participant, who will work with the participant to create and carry out an individualized recovery plan and navigate between all points of contact involved in service provision.
If you have any questions please contact Jackie Patmore, HCBS-AMH Implementation with the Texas Institute for Excellence in Mental Health at Patmorej@austin.utexas.edu
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Erin and BJ