Geriatric Evaluation Networks Encompassing Services Intervention Support Programs (GENESIS)


The GENESIS Program offers field-based services to Older Adults, ages 60 and above.  GENESIS offers an alternative to traditional mental health services for older adults who may be unable to access services due to impaired mobility, frailty, or other limitations. Older Adults who may be uncomfortable seeking services in a traditional clinic, GENESIS may be a welcome alternative.

Key components:

Services and support are provided in-home and in the community, for example, senior centers or health care provides offices. Types of services available include the following:

  • Individual and Family Counseling
  • Medication Services
  • Education and Support
  • Help in obtaining other needed services not provided by the Department of Mental Health

Who is eligible to receive these services?

Older adults, ages 60 and above:

  • Who are experiencing a serious and persistent mental illness or
  • Who have significant mental health problems that are not as severe or as persistent but whose level of functioning is adversely affected by their mental health problems and are unable to participate in services provided in traditional mental health clinic programs, may be eligible to participate in GENESIS.

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Service Availability

For additional program information, please contact GENESIS direct phone line (213) 351-7284 or the 24/7 Help Line at (800) 854-7771.