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The Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office is Supporting a Grant to Bolster Mental Health Services Initiative

The goal of the partnership between LPSO and the Beacon Network is to deliver coordinated health and social services in an integrated and person-centered manner.

Posted: May 14, 2021 11:33 AM

Lafayette - The Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office is showing its support for a grant that would help further its collaboration with Beacon Community Connections, a community integrated health network.

Beacon Community Connections is applying for the Administration for Community Living's No Wrong Door Community Infrastructure Grant: Scaling Network Lead Entities.

The goal of the partnership between LPSO and the Beacon Network is to deliver coordinated health and social services in an integrated and person-centered manner. LPSO contracts with Beacon to provide non-clinical case management to individuals with a suspected mental illness or early stages of dementia.

This partnership has been active for 15 months. During that time, Beacon has received 283 referrals from the Sheriff’s Office and has assisted 172 individuals. If the Beacon Network continues to improve and expand, LPSO can refer additional individuals who are aging in place or living with disabilities for services.

“Our partnership with Beacon Community Connections has already proven to be successful in furthering the Sheriff’s Office mission to preserve life and ensure public safety in Lafayette Parish. We’re proud of the results we’ve been able to accomplish through this collaboration, and we look forward to extending our reach to all those in need of health and social services in our community,” said Sheriff Mark Garber.

The Sheriff’s Office is confident that the network Beacon has started will be solidified and expanded through this project and will improve people's lives, including those aging in place and living with disabilities.

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