The Adirondack Youth Lodge serving youth who have serious and persistent symptoms caused by a designated mental illness diagnosis.The Adirondack Youth Lodge serving youth who have serious and persistent symptoms caused by a designated mental illness diagnosis.

This MRT supportive housing program serves individuals enrolled in Health Home and may include families with minors under the age of 18. Potential clients of the program must be enrolled in Medicaid, be homeless or at risk of homelessness and meet specific criteria to show high Medicaid utilization. Serving individuals in Franklin, Essex, Clinton, and St. Lawrence counties, this program provides temporary rental assistance and furnishings in conjunction with case management services. The high-need population this program focuses on are those who have had five ER visits or two inpatient hospital stays within a 12-month period.

The program follows a “housing-first” philosophy by providing individuals with the basic needs associated with safe, stable housing, so they are more likely to have a strong foundation to manage health, personal finances, diet and other daily supports.

The program provides a community-wide impact, as well, as one of its goals is to reduce Medicaid utilization and lower the potential for avoidable emergency room usage or hospitalization.

How to apply:

Citizen Advocates housing counselors will assist people with enrollment in the program by establishing a lease, help with financial assistance, provide funds for furnishing an apartment, establish connections to safety-net programs and other services to help meet health needs or activities of daily living.

Clinicians, case managers or any provider can make a referral to the program by downloading and completing the following application and consent form. Directions for submission are included on the application.

Contact:

To learn more, reach out to Richard Brown, Community Services Supervisor, at 518-651-2708 richardbrown@citizenadvocates.net or your Health Home Care Coordinator.

General contact: (518) 651-2273 or (518) 651-2290.

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At Citizen Advocates, we work as a team to provide the best individual, person-centered services to the people we serve. Care coordination assists clients with identifying and accessing the services that will assist them in addressing the problems they are experiencing, or that will help them to achieve a higher quality life or level of functioning.