The Children’s Home of Jefferson County is responsible for managing Jefferson County’s Single Point of Entry (SPOE) process, whereby adults are linked to services which best meets their needs. The SPOE process is specifically designed to serve individuals 18 years of age or older who are seriously and persistently mentally ill.
Jefferson County maintains an open referral system. Eligible adults may make a self-referral or have another person, such as a family member or a health care professional, complete the referral on their behalf. Referrals for services are sent to the SPOE Committee, consisting of representatives from area service providers, who meet each month to review the intake information and make the determination regarding the person’s eligibility for services and appropriate level of care. The individual and any representative at their discretion are encouraged to attend and actively participate as appropriate community-based service providers are identified and assigned to assist the person in meeting identified needs.