Division of Behavioral Health Services

Arnold v. Sarn

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    Referral

    The process of sending a patient/client from one social service agency to another health care or social service agency. Agencies may require written documentation for referral.

    SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)

    Federal agency which administers various programs related to SAMHSA within the Department of Mental Health. SAMHSA also refers to block grant funding received from SAMHSA to pay for certain services.

    Section 8

    A long term subsidized housing program, which allows qualified individuals to pay 30% of their income towards rent.

    Serious Mental Illness (SMI)

    A condition of persons who are eighteen years of age or older and who, as a result of a mental disorder as defined in A.R.S. 36-501, exhibit emotional or behavioral functioning which is so impaired as to interfere substantially with their capacity to remain in the community without supportive treatment or services of a long -term or indefinite duration. In these persons mental disability is severe and persistent, resulting in a long-term limitation of their functional capacities for primary activities of daily living such as interpersonal relationships, homemaking, self-care, employment and recreation.

    Shelter Plus Care

    Is a program that provides rental assistance for homeless persons with disabilities. This program is designed to provide long-term housing for a homeless person with disabilities, (primarily those with serious mental illness, chronic problems with alcohol and or drugs, and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) or related diseases, and their families who are living in a place not intended for human habitation (e.g. street) or in emergency shelters.

    Sliding Fee Schedule

    The charge for services based upon the income and family size of the individual or family requesting services.

    SRO (Single Room Occupancy)

    (HUD Definition) A residential property that includes multiple single room dwelling units. Each unit is for occupancy by a single eligible individual. The unit need not, but may, contain food preparation or sanitary facilities, or both.

    Subsidized Housing

    Is a government supported accommodation for people with low to moderate income. To meet these goals many governments promote the construction of affordable housing. Forms of subsidies include direct housing subsidies, non-profit housing, public housing, rent supplements and some forms of co-operative and private sector housing.

    Substance Use Issues

    The problems resulting from a pattern of using substances such as alcohol and drugs. Problems can include: a failure to fulfill major responsibilities and/or using substances in spite of physical, legal, social, and interpersonal problems and risks.

    Supportive Services

    (HUD Definition) Services that assist a client in the transition from the streets or shelters into permanent or permanent supportive housing, and that assist persons with living successfully in housing.

    Transitional Housing

    (HUD Definition) Transitional housing as a project that is designed to provide housing and appropriate support services to homeless persons to facilitate movement to independent living within 24 months. For purposes of the HOME program, there is not a HUD-approved time period for moving to independent living.  Very Low Income: Income at or below 50% of the area median income.

    Voucher

    A Voucher generally refers to a Section 8 Voucher provided by a local Housing Authority to a low or moderate income person but can also refer to an emergency voucher for short-term motel voucher for a homeless person. The Section 8 Voucher issued by Housing Authority makes up, in payment directly to the landlord, the difference between what a low or moderate income tenant can pay for rent (roughly 30% of their income) and the Fair Market Rent (more or less an average rent). Most Section 8 Vouchers are "tenant-based" meaning that the voucher holder can shop for an apartment or house rental on the private market, while others are "project based", meaning that they are not portable, but can only be used in a specific building.

    Unserved

    An individual in need who receives no services.