YouForward Sustainability Planning

Dates: 2017

State: Massachusetts

Client(s): Massachusetts Department of Mental Health

Service: Health Care & Public Health Planning

Technical Expertise: State and Local Public Health, Behavioral Health


YouForward serves transition age young adults experiencing or at risk of developing mental health conditions who are "falling through the cracks" and often experience high rates of homelessness, unemployment, school dropout, and involvement in the justice system.

YouForward has been funded by SAMHSA's Now is the Time- Healthy Transitions grant and is planning for the program's sustainability once the grant ends. JSI worked with YouForward and the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health to identify and communicate potential funding models to continue the program.