Community Access Sites
The DMHA-approved, community-based Access Site is considered the single point of service access and information for youth, families and providers who are in need of resources related to intensive, community-based wraparound services. The Access Site serves as a means to disseminate information to the field about local, State, and Federal funded intensive behavioral health services available to assist in maintaining SED youth within their home and community; and also provides a means for families to explore their youth’s eligibility for those services. Each Access Site provides the following functions for the System of Care (SOC) region/area it serves.
- Local resource for providers and families needing information about the full-array of services available to SED youth within the SOC area/region.
- Distribute information about potential State and Federal funded intensive community-based wraparound services available for youth and families.
- Point of access for referrals and families seeking treatment alternatives to PRTF/SOF levels of care.
- Assist in determining youth/family eligibility for state or federally funded community-based wraparound services.
- Assist in the recruitment of DMHA-certified service providers of intensive community-based wraparound services.
- Remain knowledgeable about and compliant with state and federally funded service programming policy, procedure and state expectations for the Access Site role in assisting youth and families in accessing the community-based wraparound services.