Our 2017 large grant of $60,000 has been awarded to Haven House Services to streamline intake assessment for youth in order to provide mental health services more efficiently and effectively.

Coordinated Intake and Assessment will develop a streamlined process that will be staffed by a licensed mental health clinician. All youth being admitted into the four identified programs will be screened for mental health and substance abuse needs, as well as for trauma indicators, utilizing evidence-based screening tools. Youth screened for mental health and/or substance abuse concerns will receive a comprehensive clinical assessment that will yield a DSM V diagnosis and a recommendation for services, as appropriate. Youth presenting with trauma indicators will be further assessed utilizing a trauma specific evidence-based assessment tool. The licensed clinician will administer all screening and assessment tools, as well as complete bio-psychosocial assessments for youth who do not present with mental health, substance abuse or trauma concerns.

The mission of Haven House Services is to strengthen youth and young adults through effective programs, advocacy and community mobilization. Founded in 1973 as a place of refuge for young girls experiencing difficult circumstances, the organization has continually expanded over the past 43 years to meet the ever-growing need in the Raleigh community for programs and services for youth and young adults who are homeless, in crisis, or having difficulty at home, school or in the community. Currently, they run 11 programs that reach more than 1,300 struggling youth and their families each year. 

Request for Proposal Theme: Health and Health Care