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LM CME Receives Emerging Adult Support Services Grant

The Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) Office of Children, Young Adults and Families (CYF) recently named Lookout Mountain Care Management Entity (LM CME) as one of ten agencies to receive its 2016 Emerging Adult Support Services (EASS) Grant.

This $100,000 grant is intended to support the development of processes which will increase seamless transitions for emerging adulthood and provide support services to improve outcomes utilizing a system of care philosophy and framework.  The EASS grant objectives include: 1) increase and improve cooperation and collaboration across agencies to meet the multiple and complex needs of emerging adults with serious mental health conditions and their families; 2) Enhance outreach and engagement to emerging adults and build youth leadership/advocacy skills; 3) demonstrate improving access and expanding the array of community-based, age-appropriate treatment, culturally and linguistically competent services and supports for emerging adults as well as their families.

In FY 2015, LM CME was awarded a similar DBHDD grant to build a framework for the use of Intensive Customized Care Coordination (IC3) to help young adults with significant behavioral health needs lead productive lives in their communities.  The new EASS grant will allow LM CME to expand this work through its SUMMIT Transition Program, supporting a continuous enrollment of 20 young adults living in northwest Georgia.  SUMMIT Transition staff will use the TIP (Transition to Independence Process) to create recovery-oriented, self-directed, supportive environments for emerging adults.

For more information about the SUMMIT Transitions Program, please visit http://www.lmcme.org/?p=1582.

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