Candice is 18-years-old and is currently hopping from motel-to-motel with her boyfriend. Candice has no family members she can live with and feels safer staying in motels as opposed to adult shelters, due to previous traumatic experiences she had.
The CSN Resource Navigation employees were able to convince her to look into Youth Services. We were able to advocate and make three-way calls with Home Base youth services, who completed intake, gave her a tour and would contact her when there was an opening. We assisted Candice by calling Tumbleweed Youth services to re-engage her with their housing programs along with their mobile units’ schedules around the Valley.
Candice has since scheduled to go with her boyfriend to the Brian Garcia Welcome Center and meet with staff as they are a Coordinated entry Point for services. Previously, she had not started behavioral health treatment or counseling. Since working with Resource Navigation, she completed her intake and has a future appointment with a counselor at a General Mental Health (GMH) clinic for services. In addition to the referral, Resource Navigation was able to educate her on Vocational Rehabilitation, complete an intake referral for Employment and Educational support services, and scheduled an orientation for her.