Data & Outcomes
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Who We Serve and Why it Matters to the Community
- Today, Latinos are the fastest growing ethnic group in Massachusetts and experience very high rates of addiction, mental illness, poverty, and homelessness.
- Despite the quickly growing need for services, Latinos seeking addictions and mental health treatment, continue to confront a system that does not meet our language or cultural needs.
- A recent study showed that only 29.2% of Latinos who need mental health care receive treatment, as compared to 51.5% of Whites.
- National data shows that there is only 1 Latino mental health professional in practice for every 3,448 Latinos needing care, compared to 1 provider for every 578 White clients.
- We need to help programs like Casa Esperanza expand to meet the overwhelming demand for behavioral health providers who speak our language and understand our culture.
- Virtually all of the people served are homeless upon arrival and most have lived in poverty their whole lives.
- Forty percent of the clients we serve are monolingual Spanish-speakers and another 40% have limited English proficiency, however many lack basic literacy in either language.
Outcomes and Innovations
- Ensure 100% of our residential clients are screened for addiction, mental illness, trauma related disorders, Traumatic Brain Injury, HIV, and Hepatitis
- Integrated the treatment of addictions, trauma, mental illness and other chronic conditions
- Established treatment on demand supported by Electronic Health Records, Work Practice Management, and Smart Phone technology.
- Established Children and Parent Psychotherapy
- Offer Peer Recovery Coaching Services
- Earned our CARF Accreditation
- Provide the only Spanish language Structured Outpatient Addiction Program in Greater Boston
- Established Open Access Assessment