New York Alliance for Inclusion and Innovation

Transitional Navigation Services from Foster Care to the Community in Erie County

“To pilot a way to better coordinate across child- and adult-serving agencies within Erie County* that will result in secure, person-centered housing for young people with intellectual disabilities transitioning from the foster care system.”

CATEGORY: Programs & Services
LOCATION: Buffalo, NY*
AMOUNT: $90,000 over Three Years

Team Fourteen

In early 2016, Lahey Behavioral Health (now Beth Israel Lahey Behavioral Services) was looking to bring more family-focused counseling options to young people dealing with substance use disorders in Essex County.  Community-level data suggested that as many as 28% of patients in treatment were under the age of 25.   Young people leaving treatment (residential or … Continued