The State of North Carolina entered into a settlement agreement with the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) in 2012. The purpose of this agreement was to make sure that persons with mental illness are able to live in their communities in the least restrictive settings of their choice. The Trillium Transitions to Community Living Initiative (TCLI) Department works in collaboration with the NC Department of Health & Human Services and other MCOs across the state to meet the goals specified in the Department of Justice (DOJ) Settlement Agreement.
The Transitions to Community Living Initiative (TCLI) staff primarily works to ensure individuals with serious mental illness identified within the DOJ Settlement Agreement are:
given choice in determining where they would like to live
provided access to supports and services to assist with safe and successful transitions into the community
linked to evidence-based, person-centered, recovery-focused, and community-based supports and services
TCLI staff is working to ensure:
In-reach, diversion, transition planning, supported housing, and care coordination
A comprehensive, person-centered approach
Collaborative service development, improvement, and implementation
Community outreach, education, and coordination with providers, hospitals, local Departments of Social Services, Community Care of North Carolina, adult care homes, homeless shelters, health departments, and other stakeholders
For further information, please check out the following resources:
- DHHS Transitions to Community Living Initiative
- Transitions to Community Living Initiative Annual Report
Our Transitions to Community Living (TCL) participants have been so successful, we have a whole page devoted to their testimonials. Go to Transitions to Community Living Stories to read about their personal victories!
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