Service capacity increases mandated by the Arnold v. Sarn lawsuit are on target. The exit agreement on the suit stipulates an increase of services for folks living with a serious mental illness in Maricopa County during fiscal years 2015-2016. Mercy Maricopa Integrated Care (the regional behavioral health authority for Maricopa County) is on target in providing the service capacity increases. These include:
- 1200 units of permanent supportive housing
- 1500 additional peer and family services
- 750 supported employment slots
- 8 new assertive community treatment (ACT) teams
Here’s more information about the progress on the service capacity enhancement front.