Eligibility and Services in TCL


Components of TCLI:

  • In-reach: Certified Peer Specialists will go into facilities and build relationships with individuals to discuss community-based mental health services and potential housing resources.
  • Diversion: Pre-admission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) is a screening tool used prior to any admission into an adult care home to determine if the candidate has mental illness.
  • Transition planning: Once an individual is identified by In-reach as interested in community-based mental health or housing services, then they are assigned to a Transition Coordinator. The Transition Coordinator helps develop a plan to transition an individual into the community.
  • Available services:
    • Housing slots with financial rental assistance
    • Tenancy Support to help with moving, setting up household supplies and furniture, and explaining what to do in an emergency
    • Individual Placement and Support-Supported Employment service (for individuals with mental health and substance use disorders) to obtain competitive employment in an integrated work setting
    • Work Incentives Planning and Assistance (WIPA) (for individuals with disabilities who receive Social Security benefits) to help acquire, retain, and increase meaningful employment with the goal of improving financial independence
    • Special Assistance-In Home provides cash supplement to help low-income adults who are at risk of placement in a licensed residential care setting to reside in a private living setting

Potentially Eligible

Approval for inclusion in the TCL program comes from NCDHHS and is not determined by Trillium. As part of the DOJ settlement, NCDHHS has determined that the following members are potentially eligible for inclusion in the TCL program:

  • Individuals with severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI) who reside in adult care homes that are determined to be Institutes of Mental Disease (IMD)
  • Individuals with SPMI who reside in adult care homes licensed for at least 50 beds, and in which 25% or more of the population has a mental illness
  • Individuals with SPMI who reside in adult care homes licensed for 20-49 beds, and in which 40% or more of the population has a mental illness
  • Individuals with SPMI who are or will be discharged from a State psychiatric hospital, and who are homeless or have unstable housing
  • Individuals diverted from entry into adult care homes pursuant to the preadmission screening and diversion

For more information, please visit DOJ Settlement - Transitions to Community Living Initiative or call Trillium at 1-866-998-2597.

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