The Children’s Hospital of Buffalo Foundation

Mobile Outreach Program for High-Risk Youth

“Over the years, with the movement to deinstitutionalize care for young people with mental illness, a gap has been growing between institutional care and outpatient treatment. The Children’s Psychiatry Clinic will address this gap in care by launching a Mobile Outreach Program for youth with mental health needs who are at heightened risk of slipping through the cracks.

Specifically, through this program, the Children’s Psychiatry Clinic will provide in-home treatment to youth with significant mental health challenges that could result in hospitalization and who: have been referred to the clinic following a psychiatric hospitalization but have missed their initial follow-up appointment; have significant functional impairment that leads to treatment refusal; and who cannot be cared for safely in the outpatient setting.”

CATEGORY: Programs & Services
AMOUNT: $118,928 over Two Years

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