Who’s helping LA’s mentally ill on the street, and are they doing a good job?

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A homeless camp in LA's fashion district. Photo credit: Amy Ta

One in four homeless people suffer from a mental illness, and although there are services out there provided by the LA County Department of Mental Health and local nonprofits, there’s also a high level of need. It’s extra challenging for people with mental illness to navigate these services. We take a look at homeless outreach teams, Full Service Partnership programs and why mental health professionals believe a Housing First model is so important.

Credits

Guest:
Nicole Eberhart - Rand Corporation - @NicoleKEberhart

Host:
Steve Chiotakis

Producers:
Christian Bordal, Kathryn Barnes