The Williams Consent Decree provided the groundwork for NorthPointe to collaborate with the New Foundations Center to transition people with mental illness from institutions or nursing homes into community-based settings. This is known as the Moving On program.
Transition coordinators work with each person to determine eligibility and support needed to live in the community. They develop a care plan to determine help and support before, during, and after the move. Coordinators also help locate eligible housing and assist with the actual move and its costs.
An individual care plan is developed with consumers to determine the necessary support services required to meet each individual’s needs. These supports enhance the person’s ability to live safely in a community setting. Follow-ups for 365 days after the transition are also performed as an added community support.