Behavioral Health and Homelessness

Behavioral Health & Homelessness Projects

New York City Child Welfare


The Government Performance Lab (GPL) provided pro-bono technical assistance to help New York City’s Administration for Children’s Services better identify caregivers with substance use concerns in child welfare investigations and match them with appropriate support, in an effort to reduce the number of incidences of child abuse and neglect and improve caregiver health.

Rhode Island Permanent Supportive Housing Pay for Success

In 2017, Rhode Island was home to approximately 240 chronically homeless individuals, who were among the highest utilizers of expensive emergency services such as shelter, hospital, and jail beds. In an effort to better serve this population, the GPL is assisting multiple Rhode Island agencies in an effort to build a Pay for Success (PFS) permanent supportive housing project that will connect housing resources with critical wraparound support services. This project will target individuals who have experienced a pattern of homelessness and interactions with the criminal justice system with the goal of reducing costly emergency service utilization and increasing the well-being of this population.

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