SAVE, Inc. was recently awarded a $53,700 Safety Net Grant from the Healthcare Foundation of Greater Kansas City. This grant will help cover salary expenses for a key SAVE, Inc. position - the Supportive Housing Specialist (SHS).
The SHS is a new position that SAVE, Inc. created in January 2013 to help the 60+ clients living on our managed properties access vital care and social services. This position works closely with our clients' Ryan White Case Managers to help provide resources to the client, as well as to step in and help mitigate or prevent health crises. These extra care-coordination services have become a key component of our managed properties, and have produced positive linkage-to-care outcomes.