Access to Health Care
On-site Support for Single Adults
We recognize that sometimes a roof isn’t all it takes to transition successfully out of housing instability. That’s why we provide an array of on-site support services at our communities for single adults that empower our residents with increased levels of wellness and social connectedness. Chief among those services is better access to health care.
Foundation Communities strives to reduce barriers to health care access and improve the quality of care our residents receive.
With a $2 million grant from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in 2009, we’ve been able to add social work staff at each of our communities for single adults and partner with key community healthcare providers.
The core philosophy behind our Access to Health Care program is Integrated Care. Integrated Care is the systematic coordination of mental health, substance abuse, and primary care services.
Research demonstrates that Integrated Care produces the best outcomes and proves the most effective approach in caring for people with multiple and complex healthcare needs.
This model has resulted in dramatic improvement among our residents in a number of health and wellness categories, including maintaining sobriety, smoking cessation, increased overall mental health, and increased satisfaction with healthcare services.