Posted 5/10/24

Merakey Lehigh Valley Center Blended Case Management supervisor Amy Lugg and staff Jacqueline Jacoby participated in a joint effort with Magellan Behavioral Health, the County office, and other local providers to support individuals experiencing homelessness at the Bethlehem Emergency Shelter. The outreach project lasted from November 2023 to April 2024, and Merakey was able to support 20+ individuals with a variety of needs. The goal of the project was to assist individuals experiencing mental health issues residing in the shelter with community supports. BCM referred many of the individuals to case management services and assisted others with benefit applications, housing applications, and social determinants of health needs.