Lauren Rettagliata and Theresa Pasquini, AKA as “ Moms on a Mission,” took a CA road trip in 2019 to search for housing solutions for people with serious mental illness. “Housing First” is not a viable option; their loved ones require a full system of care that provides care before, during, and after homelessness, crisis, hospitalization, or incarceration. Housing That Heals is a prevention and intervention plan that will systemically flatten the harm curve for those who live with serious mental illnesses.
Part Two of this two-part interview takes us on the 2019 road trip where they traveled 3,170 miles to visit 20 distinct residential facilities or home settings throughout CA. We will specifically talk about five of these locations that were particularly noteworthy and satisfy the six values identified by the Institute of Medicare (safety, patient-centered, equitable and the like).
More information about each of these facilities and organizations can be found in their report below.
Housing that Heals: A Search for a Place Like Home for Families Like Ours. By Teresa Pasquini and Lauren Rettagliata, May 2020.
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Special thanks to Peer Mental Health for their technical support.