Connections can help individuals experiencing homelessness by providing a variety of services, including:
- Housing services, including recovery housing
- Evidence-based direct SUD, COD, and trauma treatment
- Assess to federal income supports
- Screenings and assessments
- Individualized and integrated substance use treatment and planning
- Linkages to primary and specialty care
- Peer and wraparound recovery supports such as employment and education services, benefits engagement and enrollment, hepatitis/sexually transmitted infection/HIV screening/education/counseling
To be eligible for Connections, clients should:
- Be Medicaid-eligible
- Currently be experiencing homelessness
- Have a substance use disorder or co-occurring disorder including trauma, PTSD and depression
- Currently be located within Franklin, Jackson, Union or Williamson counties
For more information about Connections, call 1-877-HOPE123 (877-467-3123).
Connections Advisory Council
Centerstone’s Connections: Connecting with People through Home, Recovery, and Community provides services to individuals, youth-adults, who are Medicaid-eligible and experiencing homelessness and substance use disorders or co-occurring disorders including trauma, PTSD and depression, in Franklin, Jackson, Union and Williamson counties.
The Connections Advisory Council, comprised of stakeholders and focus population, will support Connections’ goals, which include:
- Providing treatment, recovery support and linkages to housing
- Developing/expanding the infrastructure/capacity of an integrated community service system
- Improving client health status and outcomes
- Increasing permanent housing and related support services
- Developing/disseminating a replicable service model
For more information about the Connections Advisory Council, email Dalus Ben Avi at dalus.benavi@ centerstone.org.