Upcoming Media Press Conference to Discuss a Vital Healthcare and Housing Catch-22, Leaving Many Homeless and Dependent on Welfare

  • Adults who qualify for Medicaid usually consist of pregnant women or persons who have been determined to be disabled.
  • Many adults with mental illness have not yet completed the application and been found as disabled.
  • For instance, at the Betty Hardwick Center adult mental health client population, about 40% of those enrolled in services have Medicaid, the remainder are uninsured.
  • The state of Texas does fund local mental health authorities to serve persons who are uninsured and provide an array of services, but there are some limitations.
  • The Betty Hardwick Center does provide medication, can offer inpatient care, and an array of outpatient services, including Case Management, Rehabilitative Skills Training, Counseling, and Psychiatry for both uninsured and Medicaid eligible clients.
  • Transportation can be a challenge for some of the people, locally, who do not have money for a bus pass.
  • Clients are facing homelessness, which can be challenging to find in the community, they don’t always have a phone, and those things can be additional barriers to overcome.

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Angela A

Angela A

Author, TEDx Speaker, Independent Journalist