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Contact: Eric Sanford
Kirkland, WA, Dec. 1, 2021—Attain Housing has received a $40,000 grant from the Coordinated Care Community Investment Fund to sustain its new mental health program for clients transitioning from homelessness.
The grant will help sustain the program in its second year by helping to fund a therapist to offer behavioral health support for families living in Attain transitional housing apartments in Kirkland and Bellevue.
Greg McLeod, Director of Program Services at Attain Housing, shares his thoughts on the first year of the program.
“It’s been very successful in providing holistic services to our clients and it continues to evolve to meet the needs of this population as we’re engaging a greater number of participants,” McLeod said. “Our partnership with Coordinated Care not only allows us to continue this vital work, but it helps us to increase our skills and knowledge as an agency providing services that meet the current needs of everyone we serve.”
Beth Johnson, President and CEO at Coordinated Care, said her organization is honored to support the continuation of Attain Housing’s pilot to support the mental-health needs of families transitioning from homelessness. “With the inclusion of parenting support and promoting self-care, the mental health approach resonates with our belief in whole person care and treating people with dignity, knowing that mental health is as influential to well-being as physical health,” Johnson said.
Coordinated Care is committed to improving the health of the community one person at a time, both through healthcare coverage, and by investing in communities across Washington. When considering their community giving, they focus on factors that influence health and wellness beyond a visit to the doctor. This includes food insecurity, access to care, equity and other social determinants of health. Coordinated Care has been partnering with expert organizations who know their local neighborhoods and communities, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic as needs have increased.
To learn more about Attain Housing’s mental health program from the therapist who works directly with clients, please watch this video on Lowering Barriers to Mental Health Counseling for Transitional Housing Client Families.