BECOMING (ages 16-21) - Durham County Only
Mélange Selected as BECOMING Provider
Mélange Health Solutions was selected from over 60 applicants to become a lead service provider for the Building Every Chance Of Making It Now and Grown-up (BECOMING) project. BECOMING is a federally-funded initiative administered by The Durham Center. The Durham Center serves as a manager of public policy and resources serving Durham County and as a coordinator for specialty services and supports for Medicaid enrollees and priority populations as defined in the North Carolina State Plan.
The BECOMING project will focus on high-risk transition age youth (TAY) ages 16-21 who have a serious mental illness and significant problems functioning in their relationships, at school, or in the community. As a result, these young people have become disconnected or are at risk of becoming disconnected from the services and supports that can assist them with a successful transition to adulthood.
TAY clients will receive case management, mental health treatment, educational support services, coordination of clinical care, employment services, and life skills training. Effective parenting training and support services will be available to their families also. The goal is for project participants to make the transition to adulthood with a high school diploma and the skills to earn a living wage and maintain stable housing and healthy relationships.
According to Mélange Health Solutions’ Clinical Director, Angela Hargow, PhD, “The selection of our organization is a reflection of our investments in building our organizational capacity in evidence based practices such as Motivational Interviewing (MI), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Seeking Safety and Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT). We welcome the opportunity to continue our work withDurham’s award-winning System of Care (SOC) to serve the TAY population in an integrated network of services and resources for all aspects of service planning and delivery.”