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Help Me Grow Los Angeles Pathways offers an opportunity to strengthen key components across systems providing early identification and intervention (EII) services. Specifically, HMG LA Pathways focuses on strengthening and expanding referral pathways within a place-based community setting to ensure all children identified with a delay or at risk of delay can effectively access appropriate and timely services. MCI, with a collaboration of other agencies, will identify, implement and refine strategies to better connect children to EII services and supports within a geographic region over a three-year time period. The intent is that HMG LA Pathways will lead to:

  • Improved communication and tracking of referral status between referring agency and referral source.
  • Reduction in wait times between screening and assessment, and between assessment and prevention or intervention services.
  • Decrease in the age at which children are referred to services and begin services.
  • Increase in successful referrals (i.e., referrals appropriate based on screening results and families followed through on referrals) on the first attempt.
  • Increase in parent/caregiver satisfaction with referral process and linkage to services.

We are currently in the testing/implementation phase of this project with our collaborative partners and supportive agencies which include Koreatown Youth & Community Center (KYCC), Pathways LA, St. John’s Well Child & Family Center, and Lanterman Regional Center. If you are interested in learning more about this, contact us.