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PDFWAC 110-145-2100

What services must be offered at an overnight youth shelter?

(1) At a minimum, all overnight youth shelters must offer an intake assessment on the youth including:
(a) Emergency contacts (phone numbers);
(b) Areas of possible problems, such as medical problems, family situation and suicide evaluation;
(c) History of assault or predatory behavior; and
(d) Drug and/or alcohol involvement.
(2) You must also assess the youth's:
(a) Outstanding warrants;
(b) Physical and medical needs, including medication;
(c) School status;
(d) Immediate needs for counseling; and
(e) Options for the near future.
(3) You must also offer a youth the following:
(a) Individual crisis intervention;
(b) Assistance in accessing emergency resources, including child protective services (CPS) and emergency medical services;
(c) Resource information;
(d) Educational or vocational services;
(e) Housing information;
(f) Medical care or services;
(g) Substance abuse services;
(h) Mental health services;
(i) Information regarding other treatment agencies;
(j) Food programs;
(k) Disability services; and
(l) Other DSHS services.
(4) If the overnight youth shelter cannot directly provide these services, staff must have information for referrals to programs or organizations that would provide these services to youth.
[WSR 18-14-078, recodified as § 110-145-2100, filed 6/29/18, effective 7/1/18. Statutory Authority: Chapters 13.34 and 74.13 RCW, RCW 74.15.030(2), 74.15.311(2), 74.13.032, 13.04.011, 74.13.020, 13.34.030, 74.13.031, 13.34.145, 74.15.311, 74.15.030, and 2013 c 105. WSR 15-01-069, § 388-145-2100, filed 12/11/14, effective 1/11/15.]
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