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IN Discretionary Funding Fiscal Year 2017

Center: SM

Grantee: COMMUNITY HEALTH NETWORK FOUNDATION, INC
Program: State/Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention
City: INDIANAPOLIS
State: IN
Grant Award Number: 5 U79 SM061768-04
Congressional District: 5
FY 2017 Funding: $707,882
Project Period: 2014/09/30 - 2019/09/29

The Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addiction designated Community Health Network as the lead entity because it has the most comprehensive youth services in the state and it was already working to become the 1st large health system in the country to fully implement the Zero Suicides model. The Zero Suicides for Indiana Youth project will leverage the best practice toolkit developed by the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention. Youth, families, survivors, youth serving organizations, policy makers, emergency departments, medical-surgical units, primary care, general medical providers, behavioral health entities and crisis services will:
Promote systems-level change among youth-serving agencies and health care providers. Improve the preparedness of youth-serving organizations (schools, foster care systems and juvenile justice programs) to identify risk and provide timely intervention and referrals. Improve the preparedness of clinical service providers (primary and behavioral) to assess, manage, and treat youth at risk for suicide and provide timely intervention and referrals, while adopting an institution-wide cultural adoption of the Zero Suicides in Healthcare model. Improve access to timely care for youth in suicidal crisis. Strengthen care coordination and continuity of care for youth at risk of suicide. Evaluate the impact of the project, disseminate lessons learned, and replicate the model.


Grantee: COUNTY OF ELKHART
Program: SOC Expansion and Sustainability Coop
City: GOSHEN
State: IN
Grant Award Number: 5 H79 SM063404-02
Congressional District: 2
FY 2017 Funding: $783,468
Project Period: 2016/09/30 - 2020/09/29

Elkhart County Indiana proposes "Elkhart County System of Care Expansion: No Wrong Door," to enhance the capacity of The SOURCE, Elkhart's system of care (SOC). The Project expands SOC reach and depth by strategic infrastructure expansion and development of services to youth 0-17 with significant mental health challenges. Service gaps were identified as: early childhood, youth at risk of SED, and youth with mental health diagnoses at risk of juvenile justice referral. Elkhart is committed to recognizing the scope and power of childhood trauma and to implementing strategies to minimize its affect through The Project's work. The goals of "No Wrong Door" are to: (1) Make changes at our local system level to implement identified access expansion strategies and manage and evaluate the improved system; and (2) Make changes at the service delivery and practice level to provide an array of evidence-informed treatment and supports to improve outcomes for children and families. Specific objectives of The Project are to: (1) Increase access to the SOC which can be entered through any of the system partners' "front doors" to cultivate greater youth and family engagement and involvement in culturally competent services; (2) Increase access to mental wellness and parenting support services by young children, age birth to six, who have - or are at risk for- mental health challenges due to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) or other factors; (3) Implement an access process that safely diverts youth with mental health challenges from the juvenile justice system to community based alternatives; and ( 4) Intervene early with school age youth who are at risk of mental health challenges to provide a "right amount of service, to the right youth, at the right time." The project hopes to serve 970 people in its first 12 months of operation and 3,600 over the life of the project.


Grantee: HAMILTON CENTER, INC.
Program: NITT-AWARE-C
City: TERRE HAUTE
State: IN
Grant Award Number: 5 H79 SM062694-03
Congressional District: 8
FY 2017 Funding: $98,965
Project Period: 2015/09/30 - 2018/09/29

Nearly one in five teens in Indiana has considered suicide in the past year, the highest rate in the nation. Eleven percent of teens have actually attempted suicide, the second highest national rate. Hamilton Center's "Now is the Time" Project AWARE will directly addresses these sobering statistics. The project represents collaboration with many community-based youth-serving organizations in a ten county geographic catchment area located in west-central Indiana. The project will train 30 individuals from youth-serving, community-based organizations in the geographic catchment area as certified YMHFA Instructors. By the end of year three of the grant period, the YMHFA Instructors will conduct approximately 210 YMHFA workshops, training at least 3000 individuals as First Aiders. Hamilton Center is partnering with Affiliated Service Providers of Indiana, Inc. (ASPIN) who will serve as the evaluator for the project.


Grantee: HEALTH & HOSPITAL CORP OF MARION COUNTY
Program: CABHI
City: INDIANAPOLIS
State: IN
Grant Award Number: 5 H79 SM063330-02
Congressional District: 7
FY 2017 Funding: $800,000
Project Period: 2016/09/30 - 2019/09/29

The Health and Hospital Corporation of Marion County proposes the Indianapolis Homelessness Outreach and Services Team (iHOST) collaboration comprised of Indianapolis organizations serving individuals experiencing homelessness who have mental health and/or substance use issues. This collaboration will represent two Indianapolis mental health centers, a homeless youth service organization, a homeless day center, and a homeless service organization. iHOST will: build rapport among organizations and individuals experiencing homelessness; stabilize individuals with psychiatric symptoms; address addiction; assess the needs and barriers to treatment, housing, and employment in the community; provide services or linkage to address those needs and barriers; help individuals obtain and maintain permanent housing and employment; link individuals to ongoing mental health and/or addiction services; and follow housed clients to ensure needs are addressed and to provide resources. For each client, participating service providers will develop an individualized care/intervention plan that utilizes a strengths-based approach. iHOST and its organization of services, including data collection of evaluation measures, will rely on service providers communicating daily via a shared cloud-based client tracking software system, email, telephone, and/or face-to-face meetings. iHOST will create a steering committee of service providers, government agencies, homeless advocates, and housing specialists to oversee the planning and implementation of all proposed activities. iHOST's population of focus will be individuals who have a substance use disorder, serious mental illness, serious emotional disturbance, and/or co-occurring mental and substance use disorders, and are either youth under 18 years of age, young adults between 18 and 24 years of age, or chronically homeless, including those residing in jail or in the process of re-entry. Thirty clients will be served the first year.


Grantee: INDIANA FDRTN/FMLS/CHLDRNS MENTAL HLTH
Program: Statewide Family Network Program
City: ANDERSON
State: IN
Grant Award Number: 5 HR1 SM062977-02
Congressional District: 5
FY 2017 Funding: $95,000
Project Period: 2016/06/01 - 2019/05/31

Indiana Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health (IFFCMH) proposes to improve the wellbeing of children, youth, and young adults who have social, emotional, and behavioral needs and their families in the State of Indiana. IFFCMH proposes to serve families raising children, youth and young adults that have mental health needs from birth to 18, 18 to 22 if he/she is under an Individual Education Plan (IEP) or 18 to 26 if he/she is in transition to adult services and has an Individual Services Plan (ISP).


Grantee: ST. VINCENT EVANSVILLE
Program: NITT-AWARE-C
City: EVANSVILLE
State: IN
Grant Award Number: 5 H79 SM062682-03
Congressional District: 8
FY 2017 Funding: $106,007
Project Period: 2015/09/30 - 2018/09/29

Southwest Indiana Project AWARE will strengthen community capacity to respond to adolescent mental health needs by bolstering community partnership and increasing the number of youth interacting adults in Vanderburgh and Warrick County Indiana who are trained in Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA). Sub-populations include Black, Hispanic, and LGBT, homeless or near homeless, low-income affluent, racially and ethnically diverse, involved in the juvenile justice system, have a parent in jail, residing in foster care or residential treatment centers, from single-parent homes, have poor parent supports, involved in parent conflict, those with Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES), alienated youth and children with special healthcare needs (CSHCN). The number of people to be served is as follows: Adolescents age 12-18: 20,547 served annually and throughout the funding period. New YMHFA Instructors (adults age 19+): 11 served annually and throughout the funding period. New First Aiders (adults age 19+): 250 served annually, 750 through the funding period. The SWI Project AWARE-C aims to achieve the following objectives: by August 2016, YMHFA Instructors will increase from 2 to 13; by August 2018, there will be an increase from 239 to 989 people trained in YMHFA; by August 018, .54% of adults will be trained as YMHFA Instructors and/or First Aiders; at the end of each training, 95% of participants will increase confidence in ability to recognize, communicate, and provide assistance to adolescents with a MH challenge; 95% will increase confidence in own awareness of MH issues; there will be a 30% cumulative increase in the number of adolescents referred to youth serving community agencies/programs; by August 2016 (and maintained annually), there will be 15 youth serving community partners with staff trained in YMHFA; and annually, 90% of participants will report positive attitudes toward individuals with mental health problems.


Center: SP

Grantee: BATESVILLE CITY COURT
Program: DFC
City: BATESVILLE
State: IN
Grant Award Number: 5 H79 SP020318-04
Congressional District: 6
FY 2017 Funding: $125,000
Project Period: 2014/09/30 - 2019/09/29

The coalition will prevent and reduce youth and substance abuse by implementing the following strategies: This committee will continually work with data points that are provided to the coalition and bring that data to the Coalition at the meeting in which data is being discussed. If the change is positive the Coalition will continue with the identified strategies and activities in the Action Plan pursuant to that objective. However, if there has been a negative change, the Coalition will reconvene to identify missing strategies or change current strategies to be more effective in the Action Plan that would ultimately create a positive community change.


Grantee: CENTERSTONE OF INDIANA, INC.
Program: HIV CBI
City: COLUMBUS
State: IN
Grant Award Number: 5 H79 SP021203-03
Congressional District: 6
FY 2017 Funding: $283,875
Project Period: 2015/09/30 - 2020/09/29

The purpose of CCPE project is to build a solid foundation for delivering and sustaining quality, comprehensive, culturally sensitive, age appropriate evidence-based services that will prevent and/or reduce the onset of SA and HIV/AIDS in Monroe County, Indiana. Centerstone will implement three evidence-based, multi-cultural curricula, Say It Straight, Lead & Seed, and RESPECT. CCPE key activities will include: conducting a comprehensive community needs assessment; developing a data-driven strategic plan; mobilizing and building capacity; implementing environmental prevention intervention strategies; providing outreach and prevention education; implementing HIV/VH testing and linkage services; and assessing performance.


Grantee: CHANCES AND SERVICES FOR YOUTH, INC.
Program: DFC NEW
City: TERRE HAUTE
State: IN
Grant Award Number: 1 H79 SP080077-01
Congressional District: 8
FY 2017 Funding: $125,000
Project Period: 2017/09/30 - 2022/09/29

The Vigo County Local Coordinating Council's current role as an information facilitator will continue with the expectation of an increased mandate for community prevention programming and activities. Additional objectives will be identified that will improve the ability of individuals in need of services, with transportation or other access issues, to obtain the services they need. The objectives will identify and address problems and issues relating to cultural differences existing within the community, address conditions that allow for easy and opportunistic access to drugs and alcohol by youth, and also address consequences involved with the issue of availability. The LCC will increase community awareness activities that will encompass alcohol and prescription drug abuse/use by youth. Through the use of a action plan, the LCC will work with area organizations, Indiana State University, local police departments, media outlets, and the Vigo County School Corporation to develop a comprehensive problem oriented plan that addresses youth substance use. These actions include, but are not limited to, utilizing evidenced base programming, further development of youth councils, develop a media campaign, implementing the seven strategies for community level change, and creating an evaluation format to identify successes or needed changes within the plan. Finally, the Vigo County LCC Marketing Plan will be utilized for the purposes of educating our community, engaging members of the community to action, changing perceptions, promoting our unique goals, and setting the venues and avenues for feedback to track and measure the results of our 12-Month Action Plan yearly. The results will be used to solidify or modify current goals for greater effectiveness and more accurate reporting for stakeholders within the parameters set by the 12-Month Action Plan.


Grantee: CITY OF GREENSBURG
Program: DFC
City: GREENSBURG
State: IN
Grant Award Number: 5 H79 SP020776-03
Congressional District: 6
FY 2017 Funding: $125,000
Project Period: 2015/09/30 - 2020/09/29

The Coalition will prevent and reduce youth substance use by implementing the following strategies: outreach through social media; community health fairs and presentations to the community; providing trainings and collaborating with local and regional groups with similar missions; recruiting additional membership and building capacity and infrastructure by strengthening committees; and creating a structure for officer grooming and development.


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