Homeless Mental Health Access Project
Carpenter’s Place worked extensively with three other organizations and the City of Rockford to secure funding from HUD (U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development) for expanded access to mental health services for the homeless. The four original collaborating organizations include Carpenter’s Place, Janet Wattles Mental Health Center, Crusader Clinic Healthcare for the Homeless Program, and the American Red Cross Homeless Shelter.
The HMHAP case manager identifies individuals with underlying mental health issues, gains their trust, and accompanies them through the mental health system to ensure that they do not fall through the cracks.