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2019 Scholar House 3 partnership with Ohio Medicaid


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2019 Scholar House 3 partnership with Ohio Medicaid

  1. 1. Scholar House III Presentation for Ohio Medicaid
  2. 2. Agenda Welcome Introductions 5 minutes Sonja Nelson, CMHA History of Project Scholar House Model (1,2) Vision for Scholar House 3 Resident Eligibility Project Timeline 15 minutes - Sonja Nelson, CMHA Physical Design Building Design Elements, including sample units 10 minutes - Sonja Nelson, CMHA Service Coordination Model Essential Elements Skill Development Continuum One FT Service Coordinator Two PT Resident Advisors Training for RAs Referral Process 15 minutes Sonja Nelson & Alex Romstedt, CMHA Lisa Dickson, ACTION Ohio Intended Outcomes Intended Outcomes Economic Analysis Ohio Medicaid Partnership 15 minutes Lisa Dickson, ACTION Ohio Sonja Nelson, CMHA
  3. 3. • The Scholar House model is focused on supporting students who would otherwise face barriers to securing & maintaining stable housing while completing post- secondary education. • Scholar Houses 1 and 2 serve the clientele of student parents. Overview of the Scholar House Model
  4. 4. Scholar House III Project Timeline 2017 2018 2019 2020 Target move-in date for 30 residents is September 2020 Focus groups held with foster care youth and alumni, to determine needed services and specific elements of building design. Ongoing meetings to continue to develop the plan for this pilot; making sure foster care youth and alumni input remains involved. Project chosen as secondary priority for QAP set- aside for Transition Age Youth, and funded by CMHA as a strategic opportunity.
  5. 5. • To provide housing and supports that increase the likelihood that former foster youth will complete a post-secondary education. • We achieve our vision by including foster care youth and alumni in the planning around this project, including building design and service coordination model. Vision for Scholar House 3
  6. 6. • Scholar House III will specifically serve young people with a foster care history who are between the ages 18-24. • Consistent with the Scholar House model, residents are expected to maintain full-time status at an accredited two or four-year College or University. Population Served
  7. 7. • 30 residential units (15 per floor) • L-shape allows for two-level apartments to create more of a community environment. Development Highlights
  8. 8. • Partially covered patio • Open communal space: “like a living room” • Locked room to store bikes Building Design Elements
  9. 9. Typical Residential Unit
  10. 10. Two Resident Assistants (one per floor)
  11. 11. Scholar House 3 Residential Services • Participants will receive supportive services and access to community resources, to help them stay in school and maintain their grades, while also building a platform for future self- sufficiency.
  12. 12. Family Privilege
  13. 13. Foster Care Experience
  14. 14. Foster Care in Ohio Cleveland: 3,526 foster youth in 2018 Columbus: 4,012 foster youth in 2018 Cincinnati: 3,407 foster youth in 2018
  15. 15. Essential Elements of SH3 Service Coordination Essential Elements Budgeting Emotional Support Workforce Readiness Healthcare Academic Support Housing Ohio Administrative Code: 5101:2-42-19 Requirements for the provision of independent living services to youth in custody Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008 Title II, Section 202, which maps out essential elements of transition plans The John H. Chafee Foster Care Independence Program (CFCIP), which was created following the passage of the Foster Care Independence Act (FCIA) of 1999
  16. 16. Skill Development Continuum Awareness of Resources Resource Access Personal Responsibility Resource Retention Developing the Ability to Coach Others Okumu, Jacob (2014.) Meaning-Making Dynamics of Emancipated Foster Care Youth Transitioning into Higher Education. Journal of The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition, n. 2, p. 9–28.
  17. 17. Service Coordination Model Behavioral Health Agency Resident Advisor 1 Resident Advisor 2 Service Coordinator
  18. 18. • One full-time position • Reporting to: local behavioral agency • Responsibilities will include: – Serves as a resource liaison to connect residents with local, statewide and national resources – Facilitates individual and group support meetings – Provides ongoing support to RAs – Assisting residents in developing a transition plan Service Coordinator/Community Liaison
  19. 19. • Two part-time positions • Responsibilities will include: – Resident of SH3 – Provides peer support – Helps build community among residents – Supports residents in adjusting to rules and expectations of communal living in SH3 – Serves as a role model for goal-setting, problem- solving, self-care and self-advocacy techniques – Assists with program planning and facilitating for residents – Supports residents in preparing for a successful transition to independent living Resident Advisor (RA)
  20. 20. • Budgeting • Being a Good Tenant • Cooking • Employment Resources • Financial Aid Resources • Health and Wellness (including regular physical/dental visits) • Tutoring Resident Services Will Include
  21. 21. • Mental Health First Aid • Youth Mental Health First Aid • Having Difficult Conversations • Conflict Resolution Foundations • De-escalating Intense Situations • Finding Your Time Management Style • Recognizing and Addressing Potential Substance Abuse Training Curriculum for RAs will include:
  22. 22. Referral Process Referrals to Scholar House 3 can be made by: Franklin County Children Services Bridges Program Star House Huckleberry House Private Child Welfare Agencies
  23. 23. • Scholar House III will provide housing and peer support for former foster youth, who otherwise face barriers in completing post-secondary education. • Participants will receive supportive services and access to community resources, to help them stay in school and maintain their grades, while also building a platform for future self- sufficiency. Intended Outcomes
  24. 24. “Aging Out” of Foster Care in Ohio Cleveland: 108 foster youth aged out in 2018 Columbus: 180 foster youth aged out in 2018Cincinnati: 107 foster youth aged out in 2018
  25. 25. Economic Analysis • The top three populations of foster youth in the state of Ohio are located in Columbus, Cleveland and Cincinnati. • In 2017, Hamilton County commissioned an Economic Analysis of Emancipating Foster Youth. • This study mapped out the cost/benefit of helping former foster youth succeed in post- secondary education.
  26. 26. Cost of Failing to Act • $8 million annually in health care expenses for mental health or substance abuse treatment, emergency room visits, hospital stays or the cost of childbirth for uninsured moms. • $2 million per year for arrest, convictions and incarcerations. • $73,000 each year for the cost of homeless shelter expenses. • $7.6 million annually due to being unemployed or underemployed.
  27. 27. Cost of Homelessness
  28. 28. Return on Investment
  29. 29. Ohio Medicaid Partnership • Fund the Scholar House 3 Staff •Service Coordinator, $60,000 per year •2 Resident Advisor positions, $20,000 per year, each •Total investment of $200,000 for the 2 year pilot • Serve as a partner in the implementation of supportive services to SH3 related to the Social Determinates of Health • Serve as a resource to ensure all SH3 residents have access to Medicaid
  30. 30. Scholar House 3 Budget One Time Expenses Scholar House Building Construction $7.8 million Annual Expenses SH3 Resident Services Staffing $100,000 Property Operating Budget $193,000 Housing Subsidy $272,000
  31. 31. Pilot Goals • Create a replicable model that positively impacts resident outcomes, including: – Improved health care utilization – Increased post-secondary education success – Serving as a platform for self-sufficiency – Providing access to supportive services and community resources
  32. 32. Development Partners  U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development  Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority  Ohio Housing Finance Agency  Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing  The City of Columbus  Community Properties of Ohio
  33. 33. Resident Services Partners  Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority  ACTION Ohio  OHIO Youth Advisory Board  Columbus State Scholar Network Columbus State Community College Franklin County Children Services  Star House  Community Shelter Board  Starfish Alliance  El’lesun