Today CSH announced the recipients of our Social Innovation Fund grants. The four teams of organizations will work with CSH to create solutions that link supportive housing and healthcare. Together, we’ll build integrated models that improve the health of the vulnerable men and women who are caught in a revolving door of hospitals, emergency rooms, detox and other crisis health services—while also reducing costs to public systems.
Grantee teams include supportive housing organizations, primary and behavioral health care providers, managed care organizations, public sector partners and others led by:
· Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation (San Francisco, CA)
· Connecticut AIDS Resource Coalition (Connecticut)
· Economic Roundtable (Los Angeles County, CA)
· Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County (Ann Arbor/Washtenaw County, MI)
These grantees not only reflect the most compelling and feasible program models, but also represent a fascinating mix of approaches. Together, they will provide housing and health care to more than 500 individuals over the next two years. Read more about them on our Social Innovation Fund webpage.
Grantees were chosen from among a highly competitive pool of 33 proposals—more than we ever anticipated. It’s clear that we are on the verge of a new national movement. And while it’s disappointing that we could not support more of the proposals that we received, we feel a sense of urgency and excitement to expand our initiative beyond the four sites. CSH is committed to looking for additional resources to support the other promising housing and health care models we were fortunate enough to learn about, and to support this new movement to make housing a platform for healthy futures.
For now, we’re incredibly excited to work with, support and evaluate these first four initiatives. Keep an eye on our blog for the very latest in the weeks and months ahead.