Leveraging Medicaid to Reduce Youth Homelessness | Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP


Youth Receiving Residential and Inpatient Behavioral Health Care Are at Increased Risk of Homelessness –

The Issue –

Youth with behavioral health needs, particularly those receiving residential and inpatient treatment, are at greater risk of homelessness.

▪ Washington State found that nearly 60% of youth/young people exiting public systems of care who became homeless within 12 months left behavioral health residential/inpatient care.

▪ LGBTQ youth and youth involved in the foster care system face disproportionate risk of receiving behavioral health treatment and experiencing homelessness.

▪ COVID-19 has led to an increase in unmet need for behavioral health services among youth, and homeless youth in particular.

Originally Developed for the Raikes Foundation.

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