A Better Journey: Jane’s Story
“Jane” is a teenager and connected with HOPE for Children and Families in 2015. Jane had a history of significant abuse and her parents were suffering from drug addiction issues. She was living with family and made threats to hurt herself and her family. At the time Jane was referred, she was incarcerated for assaulting a family member; her caregivers were scared of her behaviors. HOPE’s goal was to help Jane and her family to get the care she needed for her to live successfully at home. Jane started out in a residential program outside of her home. As she began to progress in treatment and work towards a transition home, HOPE supported her by coordinating and funding various non-traditional services such as wraparound services, play therapy, equine therapy, and therapeutic respite. These services complemented the more traditional services such as therapy and case management that Jane was receiving through her insurance provider.
Jane was in the residential program for several months, and was able to gradually transition back home this fall. HOPE continues to provide care coordination for Jane to ensure that she has all the supports in place to maintain her in her family home. HOPE will close her case by the end of 2017.
HOPE for Children and Families (HOPE) is a program of Mental Health Access Point (MHAP). HOPE is a multi-system collaboration between the Hamilton County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board (HCMHRSB), Hamilton County Job and Family Services (HCJFS), Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities Services (DDS) and Hamilton County Juvenile Court. HOPE is responsible for the referral, connection, monitoring and coordination of services for children and youth who are involved in two or more county systems.