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Harford County Office on Mental Health Annual Report

The Office on Mental Health-Core Service Agency of Harford County is pleased to present a comprehensive document containing the FY 2018 Annual Plan. The FY 2018 Annual Plan reviews the numerous goals and accomplishments achieved from July, 2015- June, 2016. The FY 2018 Annual Plan includes objectives, goals and strategies which will be used by us to guide the planning and activities of the Harford County public behavioral health system.

 

With the support and collaboration of our many partners we strive to improve the overall behavioral health of all citizens in Harford County. It is our belief that every person should have the opportunity to achieve a healthy, meaningful, and purpose-filled life.

 

 

Highlights FY 2016

 

Harford County served 8,205 people through the public behavioral health system (2,679 children/adolescents, 510 transitional youth (18-21) and 5,016 adults.) There was an increase of 873 people receiving public behavioral health services in FY16, an 11.9% increase over the previous year. Of those served in the public behavioral health system, 372 people were uninsured a decrease of -13.1%.

OHM/CSA monitored $28.8 million through the fee-for-service system in Harford County.

 

In FY16, the OMH/CSA provided $3.3 million in grant funds for mental health services/programs from Federal, state & Harford County funds. OMH/CSA administered/oversaw 62 specialized contracts (5 Federal, 56 Maryland & 1 Harford County).

 

The OHM/CSA served over 100 individuals by providing consumer support funds received through grants from the Behavioral Health Administration and Harford County Department of Community Services. The funds are administered as Client Support Funds from the State as well as Disaster Assistance funds and Mental Health Diversion Funds through the County.

 

Overall these funds met emergency needs of people with mental illness by providing hotel shelter, help for utility bills and apartment security deposits as well as prescription medications which is a priority consumer need. Harford County DAC funding assisted residents who were made homeless through fire and weather-related events, as well as others who were on the brink of homelessness. Significantly, the combined funds provided medication assistance to 17 consumers, emergency housing to 56  consumers, temporary housing assistance to 5 individuals, Security Deposits for 26 people, Eviction prevention assistance to 9 people, Utility cut-off prevention assistance to 21 people, Residential placement screenings for 3 consumers to assist with independent housing, birth certificate for a consumer, registration for an abuse intervention program for a consumer, and a translator for a hearing impaired consumer.