A&C Joins City of Indianapolis, Anthem, and Partners in Housing to Aid Persons Experiencing Homlessness

Adult & Child Health was recently announced as a partner in the Housing and Medicaid Services Pilot Program, led by the City of Indianapolis, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Partners in Housing. Mayor Joe Hogsett held a press conference at the Blue Triangle Residence Hall to unveil the project.

Also being referred to as the ‘Blue Triangle Pilot’, the initiative will support Anthem members experiencing homelessness by improving overall health and quality of life, fostering social connections and supporting housing independence. Mayor Hogsett announced this first-of-its-kind pilot after declaring his commitment to reducing Hoosier homelessness earlier this year.

“Without our collective dedication to our city’s most vulnerable neighbors, today’s announcement would not be possible,” said Mayor Hogsett at the press conference. “The pilot program is designed to connect participants with sustainable, secure housing that will support autonomy, provide connection to wrap around services, and improve residents’ health and quality of life.”

The program will only be available to Anthem Medicaid members and will target individuals experiencing homelessness who may have significant mental health and/or substance use issues, multiple physical health issues, and need access to acute, care crisis services. Anthem, in addition to providing customary Medicaid benefits, will fund and support intensive health care and social services navigation services and intensive tenancy and housing support programs. The City of Indianapolis will provide funding for beds and facility costs.

“We have effective programs to help persons experiencing homelessness, but more work is needed to align efforts across agencies,” said Allen Brown, CEO of Adult & Child Health. “The Blue Triangle Project combines transitional housing, job training, and healthcare services, including mental health and addictions services, so that Anthem members can break through and overcome the devastating cycle of homelessness.”

The pilot program, designed as a short term initiative, began serving and placing participants on May 1st, and will operate for one year. The Blue Triangle Residence Hall, located at 725 N Pennsylvania St, can house up to 50 pilot participants at once. Two Adult & Child staff members are embedded in the Residence Hall, providing outreach as well as health care and social services navigation.

2 Comments

    anthony e mccane

    hi im homeless just herd about your housing I lost my apt 3 months ago I been sleeping in the streets of Indianapolis im tired please help me get a place so I can find a job its hard trying to find job when your sleeping in the streets thank you….

      Admin

      Anthony, we are so sorry to hear about your situation and strongly encourage you to connect with our Homeless and Housing Resource Team. Our team frequents the Wheeler Men’s shelter at 520 E Market St. and the Outreach program for homeless youth at 2416 E New York St. If you are able to call or get to these places and speak with staff about connecting you with our team, they can definitely help you set up a meeting.
      Or, if you are able, please come to our location during one of our Open Access times. This is when we get new clients connected with services. Our Homeless and Housing Resource Team and Job Links programs work out of our downtown location at 222 E Ohio St, and we have Open Access there every Tuesday and Thursday from 9am to 1pm. You can find all Open Access dates, times, and info here.
      I’m going to send an email to the email address you provided with the number of a Care Coordinator on our Homeless and Housing Resource Team. Please call them and they will be able to direct you toward next steps.
      Thanks so much for reaching out.

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