Capacity Expansion Sites
SAMHSA’s Center for Mental Health Services
launched (in 2002) the Targeted Capacity Expansion (TCE) Grant
Program To Improve Older Adult Mental Health Services. Nine
grantees are participating in this 3-year effort designed
to increase both the quantity and quality of mental health
services offered to people age 65 and older.
The nine grantees are:
Cottage Program in Tucson, AZ, focuses on education, outreach, and screening as a way of addressing the unmet needs of Mexican American, American Indian, and rural elders.
ElderLynk Expansion Program in Kirksville, MO, provides mental health education, screening, and treatment for elders in underserved rural areas.
Health Improvement Program for the Elderly, Jewish Family and Children's Service of Southern Arizona, Inc., in Tucson is expanding to meet the demand for its mental health and substance abuse prevention and treatment services for elders.
Kajsiab House, Mental Health Center of Dane County, Inc., in Madison, WI, serves Hmong elders suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental illnesses as a result of their war, refugee, and resettlement experiences.
La Clinica del Pueblo in Washington, DC, focuses on meeting the unmet mental health needs of older Latinos.
Project FOCUS in El Paso, TX, screens homebound elders for mental health problems as part of a nutrition program.
Project Renewal, University of California at San Francisco, teaches staff at residential care facilities how to manage residents' depression and agitation.
Senior Outreach Program, Unity Health System, in Rochester, NY, focuses on outreach, screening, assessment, and intervention for older residents, plus education of primary care physicians and others who work with older people.
Tiempo de Oro Program, Valle del Sol, Inc., in Phoenix, AZ, is expanding and adapting an existing program to make it more culturally appropriate for Latino elders.
Positive Aging Resource Center provides technical assistance to grantees, plus information for health and social service professionals and consumers.
Part 1: Older Adults: Improving Mental Health Services
Part 2: Older Adults: Improving Mental Health Services
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