February 21, 2017
A 5-year program for mental health in homeless children improved access to mental health services and increased educational support, according to initial findings.
“We've learned a lot over the past 5 years,” Mary Haskett, of North Carolina State University, said in a press release. “For example, we found that by having all 11 family shelters in Wake County come together, they were better able to advocate collectively for improved community services — such as better access to Head Start, mental health providers and organizations that provide educational support. This not only helps kids and families, but has significantly boosted job satisfaction among shelter staff.”