How can youth providers or other community partners participate as an access point for coordinated entry (CE)?

Date Published: August 2016

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There are several models for access points which include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • “Single point of access” at one central community location, sometimes referred to as centralized intake;
  • “Multisite centralized access” at several locations in a community, sometimes referred to as hubs or a hybrid approach, that can serve all or certain special populations;
  • “No wrong door” available on location at any community provider but still standardized and coordinated through one community-wide process; and
  • “Virtual or phone access” which allows for mobile access (e.g. 2-1-1, mobile app) to CE and can be combined with any of the processes above.

Youth providers and other community partners can work with their local Continuum of Care (CoC) to serve as an access point in any one of the above models, helping to ensure youth access in a space or manner that is culturally and developmentally appropriate for youth. In communities where a youth provider may not serve as an access point, they can still be an important partner in planning for the most appropriate access point or points for youth in their community.

Tags: CoC Program Requirements - Coordinated Entry ESG Program Requirements - Coordinated Entry