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Community Supports (CS)

Community Supports (CS) are services that eligible members may access to help with social and other problems, such as housing and food. CS can help members stay healthier and avoid more serious health problems, hospital stays, or emergency room visits.

GCHP offers these CS to eligible members:

Housing Transition Navigation Services

Description:

Developing member housing plan and assistance with obtaining housing, including assistance with searching for housing or completing housing applications.

Eligible population:

Homeless / at risk of homelessness AND at least one of the following:

  • One or more serious chronic conditions
  • Serious Mental Illness (SMI) / Substance Use Disorder (SUD)
  • At risk of institutionalization
  • Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED) (children / adolescents), OR
  • Exiting incarceration
  • Transitional-aged youth with significant barriers to housing (juvenile justice involvement, one or more convictions, SMI/SUD/SED, welfare system involvement, and victims of trafficking / family violence)

Housing Deposits*

Description:

Funding for one-time services necessary to establish a household, including security deposits to obtain a lease, first month’s coverage of utilities, or first and last month’s rent required prior to occupancy.

Eligible population:

Homeless / at risk of homelessness AND at least one of the following:

  • One or more serious chronic conditions
  • Serious Mental Illness (SMI) / Substance Use Disorder (SUD)
  • At risk of institutionalization
  • Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED) (children / adolescents), OR
  • Exiting incarceration
  • Transitional-aged youth with significant barriers to housing (juvenile justice involvement, one or more convictions, SMI/SUD/SED, welfare system involvement, and victims of trafficking / family violence)

*Must be receiving Housing Transition Navigation Services.

Housing Tenancy and Sustaining Services

Description:

Assistance with maintaining stable tenancy once housing is secured, including interventions for behaviors that may jeopardize housing, such as late rental payment or behaviors resulting from unaddressed behavioral health conditions. Interventions may include financial literacy support; coordination with the member’s ECM provider, behavioral health providers, and other providers; and/or landlord relationship management services.

Eligible population:

Homeless / at risk of homelessness AND at least one of the following:

  • One or more serious chronic conditions
  • Serious Mental Illness (SMI) / Substance Use Disorder (SUD)
  • At risk of institutionalization
  • Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED) (children / adolescents), OR
  • Exiting incarceration
  • Transitional-aged youth with significant barriers to housing (juvenile justice involvement, one or more convictions, SMI/SUD/SED, welfare system involvement, and victims of trafficking / family violence)

Recuperative Care (Medical Respite)

Description:

Short-term residential care for beneficiaries who no longer require hospitalization but still need to recover from injury or illness and whose condition would be exacerbated by an unstable living environment.

Eligible population:

Members who are at risk of hospitalization or post hospitalization, AND at least one of the following:

  • Are homeless or at risk of homelessness
  • Live alone with no formal supports
  • Housing insecurity jeopardizing their health and safety

Medically Tailored Meals

Description:

Meals provided to members that are tailored to meet their unique dietary needs, within 30 days following discharge from a hospital.

Eligible population:

Members discharged from the hospital within the past 30 days who were hospitalized for a Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)-related primary diagnosis.

GCHP Community Supports Description and Eligible Population PDF

Members who qualify may be contacted about CS services. Members can also call GCHP at 1-888-301-1228 or talk to their health care provider to find out if and when they can receive CS.

Participating in CS is voluntary. Members can decline these services if they decide they don’t want them.

CS Forms

Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) Resources