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Intercept and Diversion specialist talking with Haley

As ER waits stretch for days, Mass. turns to in-home care for children’s mental health

Jan 20, 2023 | Media Coverage, Pressroom

When Haley was brought to the emergency department in October, she was one of 115 children and teenagers who went to a hospital emergency room in a mental health crisis and got stuck there. She waited two days in a bed in a hallway before the hospital social worker suggested the Youth Villages Intercept for Emergency Diversion program. WBUR sat down with Haley and her mom to talk about the experience.

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