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Project Details

Behavioral Health Crisis, Engagement and Treatment Team to Improve Outcomes for Homeless Youth

Posted in Projects / Thu, July 20, 2017

Grantee: Ryther

Timeframe:   July 2017-June 2020   |   Amount:   $476,347


Ryther is partnering with YouthCare to improve the outcomes for homeless teens and young adults. Together, the two organizations will provide behavioral care that is easily accessed, in order to serve the homeless youth population and improve their outcomes. The creation of the Behavioral Health Crisis, Engagement and Treatment Team is a vital part to linking YouthCare clients with available behavioral health services. Staff members in YouthCare’s residential facilities and the Orion Center will be working in conjunction with Ryther therapists and Ryther’s psychiatrist to assess these youth and provide the services they need at YouthCare facilities. The team for this project consists of two YouthCare Clinical Social Workers, seven Ryther outpatient therapists, Ryther’s psychiatrist and a team manager. This team will be a cohesive unit tracking the behavioral health needs of YouthCare clients to ensure that needs are being met.

About Our Grantee


Ryther is a recognized leader in psychiatric and behavioral health services for children and their families facing complex challenges. Ryther is dedicated to providing comprehensive services and innovative treatments. Ryther guides, coaches and teaches so that every child and family Ryther works with may experience new ways of thinking, develop positive relationships and realize a better life.

Visit Ryther website here.

About Our Partner


YouthCare builds confidence and self-sufficiency for homeless youth by providing a continuum of care that includes outreach, basic services, emergency shelter, housing, counseling, education, and employment training.

Visit YouthCare website here.