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From: Knight, Acquanetta []
Sent: Tuesday, June 26, 2007 2:26 PM
To: Adams, Joe T.; Edwards, Marci;; Hardy, Jessica;;
Cc: Hammack, Kim
Subject: AL DMH-MR Girls & Women's Commission Presentation

Attachments: DMH-MR Presentation.ppt

Thank you for the opportunity to present the services and needs of the Alabama  Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation.  (Iíve included an additional slide-#17 that references housing services).  Additional information also appears on slides 105-109, including recommendations and my contact information.


As I recall you had two questions: 


What are the funding streams for SA providers?  Substance abuse contractors are funded through the federal Block Grant at a rate of 80%.  State DMH-MR funds, along with local funds through United Way, client fees, grants and donations are also streams that support SA services.


What is the male to female ratio for individuals on the MR Waiver Waiting List?  The waiting list is not tracked by gender.  Individuals with critical needs (at risk of homelessness, etc.) are prioritized depending upon individual circumstances.  Usually, a person receives some services while awaiting others (day services while awaiting residential, etc.)   Additionally, during extreme crises, individuals may receive services at Partlow or through a community provider on a temporary basis.


I hope this information is helpful.  Kim will be able to provide additional information regarding the Child Partnership and the residential needs of children aging out of foster care.  I will provide Kim with a hard copy of our service directory, as I recall Rep. Boyd wanted services to be tracked by location.  An electronic listing is also available by service division at our website:


If I can be of further assistance, do not hesitate to contact me.  Thank you for your interest in improving the lives of female children and women in AL.


Acquanetta Knight

Office of Policy & Planning

AL Department of Mental Health & Mental Retardation

100 N. Union Street

Montgomery, AL  36130