Humanim to Offer Support for the Mentally Ill
Columbia-based nonprofit Humanim Inc. will begin offering state-funded community support services to adults with mental illness in Howard County in July. These services are offered under the Maryland Medicaid State Plan and assist individuals who are struggling with severe or persistent mental illness by connecting them with necessary mental health, medical, vocational and entitlement services.
Formerly called Mental Health Targeted Case Management, the Community Support Services (CSC) program is designed to prevent hospitalizations, improve access to health care and connect people with state and federal benefits. CSC expands the current roster of services provided by Humanim’s growing Behavioral Health Department, which include supported living, residential and youth services throughout Howard County.
What makes the program unique is its emphasis on prevention through community resource connection and utilization. This allows individuals with mental illness who might otherwise neglect to use these critical resources to live productive and healthy lives in the community.
“When an individual with severe mental illness is discharged from a hospital, following up with appointments, prescriptions or medical instructions can be very difficult. Once you factor in transportation issues or homelessness,
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Howard County’s Academy of Finance Students Collaborate With Patterson High School Students in Baltimore
By Maddy Halbach
To a group of Howard County and Baltimore City high school students, the word “community” means making the world around them a better place to live, or a group of individuals focused on achieving a common goal to make a difference.
After the unrest in Baltimore City last year, a group of Howard County’s Academy of Finance students were concerned this could occur in their greater community. Discussing the incident with each other brought attention to the needs of the individuals living in the vicinity and a desire to make a difference.
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