The Passage Point Health Coordination program, a component of the Health Access Department, will serve persons facing homelessness working to regain custody of their children upon exiting the corrections system. The program’s mission is to increase effective access to health care services and promote management of individual and family health needs. The program will achieve this mission through health care navigation, utilization, education about health conditions, harm reduction skill building and individualized health case management. Through this project, they will provide on-site, tailored, flexible and client-driven health services for residents who would otherwise not be connected to a health system to manage their own health and support optimal health for their children.
The Health Coordinator will increase effective access to health care services and promote management of individual and family health needs for Passage Point residents by providing:
• Health insurance enrollment and problem solving,
• Advocacy and multisystem health navigation support,
• Chronic disease management,
• Children’s health and development education,
• Harm reduction education, and
• Individualized health case management.
These interventions are provided through one-on-one coaching and advocacy interactions. All residents are able to schedule appointments with the Health Coordinator, drop-in during office hours and participate in group classes. Since the number and complexity of goals vary by resident, the duration and intensity of interventions provided to the residents also vary. For residents with chronic health conditions, the Health Coordinator assesses their familiarity with the condition, and current disease management and behaviors that impact their condition. Then, through a harm reduction lens, a framework is designed to reduce the harmful consequences associated with various human behaviors rather than providing abstinence only options. In partnership with the Health Coordinator, residents will establish health goals for themselves, and where applicable their children. These goals could range from seeing the dentist to quitting smoking, or improving the management of their child’s chronic condition.
YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish
The YWCA opens doors to opportunity and self-sufﬁciency for women and families facing poverty, violence and discrimination. With more than 100 years experience, the YWCA is the leading organization for moving women and families out of crisis and empowering them to achieve lasting independence.