First Lady Chirlane McCray, Department for the Aging (DFTA) acting Commissioner Caryn Resnick, and Senior Advisor to the Mayor and head of the Office of ThriveNYC Susan Herman announced today a $1.7 million expansion of mental health through the ThriveNYC DFTA Geriatric Mental Health Initiative.
Evidence shows a cohort effect of baby boomers born between 1955 and 1965 who have disproportionate homelessness risk. Older homeless adults have medical needs exceeding their biological ages. The report forecasts the homeless population in NYC, projects potential costs and suggests interventions.
HASA report includes descriptive statistics by field operations location, on: the size and demographics of the client population; levels at which financial assistance and social services are requested and granted; time frames for the provision of services; and data on case closings and re-openings.