Telecare’s Modesto outreach programs have teamed up with the four of the Modesto Police Department's (MPD) newest officers that have been hired on to work with the homeless population in the community.
“If the officers suspect that the person might have a mental health diagnosis or substance use disorder, they will phone our outreach staff, Randy Limburg and Maria Madrigal, to assist with linking them to needed services,” said Dawn Lewis, Program Business Director at the Telecare Recovery Access Center (TRAC).
“In the five weeks that this MPD team has been in place, at least four people have been successfully linked,” she said.
Telecare has multiple outreach programs in the Stanislaus County area that provide a wide array of community outreach and linkage services
- Westside Stanislaus Homeless Outreach Program (SHOP)
- Outreach and Engagement 1 focuses on the area’s homeless population
- Outreach and Engagement 3 team provides psycho-education and mental health services with the intent of reducing stigma in mental health
- Latino Access specifically provides outreach and psycho-education on mental health to the county’s Latino population
- TRAC provides a continuity of care and a menu of outpatient treatment options
- Partnership TRAC serves clients who have previously been under served and/or uninsured
- Fast TRAC serves clients who are under served, many of whom are un-benefited
- Wellness TRAC serves clients that are low-risk and can benefit from low-intensity services, primarily medication services and group offerings
- Josie’s TRAC serves Transitional Age Youth (TAY) 18-25
- Telecare Modesto Recovery Services (TMRS) serves primarily clients residing in Modesto with a history psychiatric hospitalization