As part of the Washington State Medicaid Transformation Project, the Foundational Community Supports (FCS) includes Supportive Housing and Supportive Employment Services. This Medicaid behavioral health project offers a range of services, including:
Services are provided to individuals who are experiencing a number of complex health and risk factors. The goals are to connect people to the resources they need—like health care, income, social supports—in order to get and keep housing and employment.
The eligibility criteria for FCS is complex, and we are not always able to accommodate external referrals. Please call 509-385-5286 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with inquiries about FCS eligibility or availability.
MHA is providing Foundational Community Supports in a wide variety of our programs within the agency.
For more information from Washington state about Foundational Community Supports, please visit the Health Care Authority website: https://www.hca.wa.gov/assets/program/foundation-community-supports-faq.pdf
The FCS program is for people with Apple Health (Medicaid) with certain behavioral or physical health issues. Your doctor, other provider, or your health plan may refer you to the program. If you think you qualify for these services, talk with your provider. They will work with you to find out if you’re qualified.
You may qualify for supportive housing services if you need support to get or keep housing, are 18 or older, and have one or more of the following:
A history of homelessness
Lived in a residential or nursing facility.
Multiple or long-term stays in hospitals or prisons
Need a lot of help with complex health issues.
Had a lot of in-home caregivers.
You may qualify for supported employment services if you need support to get or keep a job, are 16 or older, and one or more of the following are true for you:
Your age, disability or injury, or health issues make it hard for you to keep a job.
You’ve gotten substance use treatment in the hospital or a facility.
You’re in the Housing and Essential Needs (HEN) program.
The conditions listed above do not guarantee eligibility..