State To Probe Greensboro Treatment Program
State officials are investigating a Medicaid-backed Greensboro organization that provides mental health services.
The Department of Health and Human Services confirmed Monday that they are investigating United Youth Care Services. DHHS would not comment further because the probe is ongoing.
The News & Record of Greensboro reports that clients complained of poor conditions in housing that United Youth Care provided. Some of their former living quarters have been condemned by city inspectors because of alleged problems including roaches and broken windows.
The agency bills Medicaid for the program, which provides housing to the homeless in exchange for them going to substance-abuse treatment services.
One client told the newspaper she was given an unspecified drug so that she would fail a drug test, which would ensure that her housing benefits would continue.
Officials with United Youth Care did not return a request for comment.