The collective understanding of service providers in Northern Arizona is that housing is healthcare.
That’s why Flagstaff Shelter Services has teamed up with North Country Healthcare, The Guidance Center and Southwest Behavioral & Health Services to create the Integrated Housing-First Program, which will place housing services at the forefront and concurrently and equally address the physical and behavioral health needs of households experiencing a housing crisis. Need some clarity/more information about the projected impact here…
Through this new, innovative program, housing-focused Care Teams (comprised of a Housing Case Manager, a primary care provider, and a behavioral health provider) will work in coordination to improve access to care and ensure the seamless delivery of comprehensive services.
When a client establishes housing stability and their acute physical and behavioral health needs are met, other factors like economic and educational opportunities will also be addressed.