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Program Description

Good Samaritan Shelter is currently contracted with Cencal Health to provide services under CalAIM: California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal. This program is a long-term commitment by California’s Department of Health System to strengthen Medi-Cal, offering Californians a more equitable, coordinated, and person-centered approach to maximizing their health and life trajectory. The goal is to extend support and service beyond hospitals and healthcare settings.

CalAIM will offer Medi-Cal enrollees coordinated and equitable access to services that address their physical, behavioral, developmental, dental, and long-term care needs, throughout their lives, from birth to a dignified end of life. The CalAIM Program includes Enhanced Care Management; Housing Transition/Navigation Services; Housing Tenancy and Sustaining Services; Housing Deposits; Stabilization Centers and Recuperative Care.

Clients will be required to provide a urine screen to GSS staff at intake and periodically to promote abstinence and validate sobriety. Recovery Point accepts Santa Barbara County Medi-Cal and self-pay clients.

Program Qualifications

Cencal members age 21+

Contact Information

All programs are entry points for CalAIM services.

Cecilia Jimenez, Program Manager
(805) 853-6752 cjimenez@goodsamaritanshelter.org

Nathan Guajardo, ECM Lead Care Coordinator
(805) 518-2689 nguajardo@goodsamaritanshelter.org

Lena Castaneda,
Housing Supports Program Manager
(805) 518-2715 lcastaneda@goodsamaritanshelter.org

Good Samaritan provides Enhanced Care Management (ECM) services for all clients who have Cencal Health Insurance in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties. Enhanced Case Management (ECM) provides clinical and non-clinical needs of the most vulnerable clients in our communities through intensive coordination of health and health-related services. Each client has a single Lead Care Manager who is the point person to help coordinate care and services among the physical, behavioral, dental, developmental, and social services delivery systems, making it easier for the client to get the right care at the right time.

Good Samaritan provides ECM services to three primary populations of focus: Medi-Cal enrollees experiencing chronic homelessness, significant medical health issues, and severe mental health and/or substance use concerns. Each client will work with their ECM case manager to create a Care Plan to cover the following:

  • Medical health: primary care and specialist referrals
  • Mental Health services and referrals
  • Dental referrals
  • Monthly Bus Pass/Easy Lift
  • Calfresh/General Assistance
  • Inpatient/Outpatient Alcohol and Drug treatment
  • Community resources/Food pantry/Utility Assistance
  • Housing lists and resources
  • In-home Supportive Services (IHSS)
  • Others, as needed

The Housing Transition/Navigation Services (HTNS), Housing Deposit (HD), and Housing Transition and Sustain Services (HTSS) are services available to Cencal Health beneficiaries who are experiencing homelessness and who have complex health, disability, and/or behavioral health conditions.

Housing Transition/Navigation Services (HTNS) aims to help clients navigate housing resources and find available and appropriate housing opportunities.

Housing Deposit (HD) assists with identifying, coordinating, securing, or funding one-time services to enable a person to establish a basic household that does not constitute room and board, such as deposit, first and last month’s rent, utility turn-on, etc.

Housing Transition and Sustain Services (HTSS) provides case management for clients to maintain safe and stable tenancy once housing is secured to reduce the risk of returning to homelessness.

Some Work Highlights for SB and SLO Counties

A Place to Heal

Sobriety Sanctuary

From Homeless to Homed

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